About the Race:

The Dirty Kiln Trail Races are back! Join us April 9th, 2016 for either our 5-mile race or tackle on our half-marathon course.


The fourth annual “Dirty Kiln Trail Races at Canoe Creek State Park” brought to you by Allegheny Trailrunners, Inc. will be Saturday, April 9th, 2016! Trail runners will have a choice to run the 5-mile course up Moore’s Hill and around the lake. The half-marathon course will go around the park a second time but on a more hilly and challenging half-marathon course!  Both courses have a lot of variety of trails from wide paths, winding singletrack, stream crossings and mud… lots of mud.

The half-marathon starts at 9:00am while the 5-milers start at 9:15am.

Course Description Directions and Lodging Course Maps and Elevation Profile



 2016 Sponsorship Guide

Allegheny Trailrunners are interested in finding partners for this event. We are looking for sponsors and in-kind contributors to assist with overhead costs and other fees. 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 $60,000 to local organizations. Download our sponsorship guide for 2016.

 Allegheny Trailrunners Point Series presented by Michelob Ultra

Allegheny Trailrunners is proud to introduce the Allegheny Trailrunners Point Series presented by Michelob Ultra!

How it works: Entering in our races automatically enters you in our Point Series challenge. You accumulate points over our three races; Dirty Kiln, Rock N’ The Knob and Sweat for Vets. The point system rewards on consistency and not just on a stellar race performance on just one or two races. There is a male and female division. At the Sweat for Vets Post-Race Party, we will crowd the winners! (First through third by gender). Prizes include Ray-Ban sunglasses, Brooks running appeal, Camelback Hydration gear, cases of Michelob Ultra and more. Allegheny Trailrunners Point Series presented by Michelob Ultra


 2016 Beneficiary

Proceeds from this years Dirty Kiln Trail Race will go towards the The Lower Trail – Canoe Creek State Park Extension. This project includes extending the Lower Trail from Flowing Spring trail head, underneath Route 22 through the construction of an underpass, and into Canoe Creek State Park. About The Lower Trail – Canoe Creek State Park Extension


TrailRunner Magazine Race Series

The Trail Runner Trophy Series is a points-based series of 191 trail races in the United States and Canada. The Dirty Kiln Trail Race and Rock ‘N The Knob Trail Challenge are proud to be an official Trail Runner Trophy Series for 2016.  Click here for more info on the TrailRunner Magazine Trophy Series


 2015 Race Photos


 2015 Race Results – Timing By Miles of Smiles 5-mile Race Results Half-Marathon Results


2013 Photos and Video

(Note: To tag yourself in Facebook, you need to join our Facebook group: Allegheny Trailrunners on Facebook.  Also say thank you to seePArun for spending each weekend taking runner photos across Central PA and not charging runners a dime for all their hard work!)

Pre-Race Photos by seePArun.com

Pre-Race Photos by Carla Povich

Start Video by Adam McGinnis

Moore’s Hill (Part 1) by Carla Povich

Moore’s Hill (Part 2) and Kiln Climb for Half Marathoners by Carla Povich

The Shoreline Roller Coaster by Todd Lewis: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7

Race Start and The Bridge near the Final Stretch by seePArun

Half-Marathon Finish Photos (Side Angle) by seePArun

Clinton County Veterans by seePArun


Photos, video and results from Dirty Kiln 2012