Blakeslee, PA in the heart of the Pocono Mountains.
From I-80 take exit 284 towards Blakeslee. Merge onto PA-115 N. Turn left onto PA-940 W. Travel 1.4 miles and turn left into the Harmony Beverage parking lot.
Parking will be at Harmony Beverage 1.4 miles west of Blakeslee, PA on Route 940. This is also a Martz Trailways location (for those that wish to take the bus).
Click HERE to view the HQ parking map.
The race registration and headquarters will be a short (approximately 5 – 7 minute) walk from the parking location. There will be signs and a trail leading from the parking area through the woods to the event venue.
Parking Fee: $10.00
135 acres of rugged PA terrain with a mix of trails, streams and various vegetation. There will also be a festive atmosphere at the event headquarters with music, food and beverages available.
We prefer to think of things in terms of time and not distance. You will have a maximum of 3 hours in the Arena to complete as many challenges and obstacles as possible. The terrain will vary from trails to thick vegetation. The total distance you travel will greatly depend on how fast you go and how many challenges/obstacles you attempt.
As we’ve done for the past several years, start waves will be every 15 minutes. When you register, you can choose your exact start time, ranging from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Note that waves beginning 8:30 am – 10:00 am will be the Competitive Waves and only the Competitive Waves are eligible for awards. The awards ceremony will take place at 1:30 pm. If you want to be in the same wave as another team, just register for the same time. Please allow at least 30 – 45 minutes for the registration process. You will also need to be in the staging area 15 minutes prior to your wave start time where you will receive your map and course instructions.
Please plan on arriving at the event at least 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to your wave start time to ensure enough time to register, pick up your race packet, go to bag check and be at the staging area 15 minutes prior to your wave start.
A good pair of trail shoes and one watch per team.
There will be water available at select locations in the Arena. We will have food and beverages for sale at the event headquarters.
See our registration page for details.
You will need to sign a waiver during the registration process.
Click HERE to download or view the waiver.
The event headquarters is less than 5 minutes drive from Blakeslee, Pennsylvania. Below are some nearby hotels and B&B’s:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites White Haven – Lake Harmony
Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi – Pocono Pines, PA
Best Western – Blakeslee, PA
Ramada – Lake Harmony, PA
Comfort Inn – White Haven, PA
A simple internet search will return additional options.
Results and photos will be posted after the event.
To view race results, click HERE
Click HERE to view photos from Poconos, PA 2017 by our awesome event photographer, Jim Gavenus.