About Allegheny Trailrunners
Allegheny Trailrunners is a running club open to all those who love the adventurous outdoors. Based in South Central PA, we organize a series of trail races and group runs for all abilities, and advocate for trail development throughout the Alleghenies. The club is open to all levels of athletes who share a common love for being in the outdoors while promoting and preserving our region’s rich beauty and heritage.
We set out to create an environment to introduce runners to the sport that we love. We have seen so many who started the sport at our races and are now doing 50 and 100 miles races! We feel a lot of satisfaction and pride in knowing that we, in part, was part of that journey for so many.
2018 will mark a transition in Allegheny Trailrunners. Not only will we continue to do races like Dirty Kiln and Rock N’ The Knob, but we will hope to announce more races in the near future – like a timed endurance challenge and races of longer ultra distances. We also will be “going back to our roots” not only with our races but with more group runs and outings to give you a no pressure environment to enjoy the outdoors.
ABOUT OUR TRAIL RACE SERIES
Prior to 2010, every region in PA had a series of trail races except here in the Alleghenies Mountains. Now in our eighth year, Allegheny Trailrunners has a reputation of organizing some of the best trail races in the region, drawing runners from every corner of the state and across the nation. For five years, our Dirty Kiln and Rock N’ The Knob races have been a proud part of the Trailrunner Magazine Trail Race Series.
Our goal is to create a series of races for those starting out in trailrunning – our short courses for The Dirty Kiln and Rock ‘N The Knob both do that. But we still offer longer versions of our races for the more experienced.
WE AIM TO DO GOOD IN OUR COMMUNITY
Allegheny Trailrunners and its officers are not compensated for our work. All net proceeds from our events are proudly contributed to carefully predetermined charities and other non-profit organizations. In the past four years, we have donated almost $100,000 to local organizations like the Homeless and Needy Veterans Fund at the VA hospital, Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, Blair Hope for Familes (adoption support services), Rail-to-Trails Patched Together (support to grieving children & their families) and other community and charity organizations.