2017 Blue Mountain Wildlife Trail Race Series
10K race will begin at the Monument just off Kernsville Dam Road and
run north on the Bartram Trail for five kilometers, then reverse and
return to the finish line. The course on a well-groomed trail and change in elevation is less than 75 feet.
5K race will begin at the Monument just off Kernsville Dam Road and run
north of the Bartram Trail for 2.5 kilometers (almost to Brady Spring),
then reverse to the finish line. Change in elevation is about 30
2K race will begin at the Monument just off Kernsville Dam Road and run
north on the Bartram Trail for one kilometer, then reverse and return
to the finish line. Change in elevation is negligible.
Check out the videos of the course on YouTube:
Part 1 - From the Start to the PA Route 61 Bridge
Part 2 - From the PA Route 61 Bridge to the Appalachian Trail
Part 3 - From the Appalachian Trail to the Turn-Around
Part 4 - From the Turn-Around to the PA Route 61 Bridge
Part 5 - From the PA Route 61 Bridge to the Finish Line
Click here to download directions and a course map. 1.93 Mb
Click here to download the 2017 Bartram Breeze Races Results.
John Bartram Trailhead does not have a formal street address. Your
favorite GPS service may not locate it easily. Try Kernsville Dam Road, Hamburg, PA, 19526. If all else fails, use the nearby Cracker Barrel address of 21 Industrial Drive, Hamburg, PA, 19526.
The 5K Race will
begin at the gate above the Hamburg Reservoir Parking Area and runs along the
gravel access road through the wooded south slope of the Blue Ridge, crosses
the creek, turns right and runs past the shelter, then back to and around the
reservoir, returns to the creek, repeats a second loop to the shelter and
around the reservoir and returns to the finish line. Race length is 5,000 meters (5 Kilometers or
about 3.1 miles) and change in elevation is approximately 250 feet.
The 2.5K race will begin at the
gate above the Hamburg Reservoir Parking Area and runs along the gravel access
road through the wooded south slope of the Blue Ridge, up to the east side of
the reservoir, then loops around the picturesque Hamburg reservoir to the west
side and turns back down the access road to the finish. Race length is 2,500 meters (2.5 Kilometers
or about 1.6 miles) and change in elevation is approximately 250 feet (all in
the first kilometer).
Click here to download directions to the race and a course map.
All trails are fairly flat with a few small hills and are on or near
the scenic Schuylkill River. The Etchberger, Switchback and Wetlands
Trails are similar to Rail Trails - wide and topped with stone. The
Lowlands Trail and the Pulpit Rock Trail are more classic foot trails -
narrow and packed earth.
Click here to download a course map.
egistration and pre-reg check-in opens at 8:00 a.m., closes at 8:50 a.m. and the races start at 9:00 a.m. You can also pre-register online up to the Thursday night before the race. Just click here to go to the Blue Mountain Wildlife Store. Or you can pre-register by mail. Just click here to download the registration form. Fill it out and and mail it in with payment (check or money order only) to:
Blue Mountain Wildlife P.O. Box 389 Hamburg, PA 19526
Pre-reg packets are to be picked up on Race Day at the Pre-Reg Check-In.
What about the weather? These
trail races are rain or shine, so plan and dress appropriately. There
are no rain dates. We may postpone for a few hours or, if absolutely
necessary, cancel the event if there are thunderstorms or similarly
hazardous weather in the area. If you have concerns, check out Facebook
page for updates.
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Think you're pretty fast? Check out the winning race times for each TRS course to see what past winners have run.
PAST BMW TRS EVENTS:
Click here to download the 2016 Run to the Rock Trail Races Results
Click here to download the 2016 Mad Dash Trail Races Results.
Click here to download the 2016 Bartram Breeze Trail Races Results.