This is the 1st annual Monster Brant Hill Challenge! This is a 3 hour timed event done on a trail loop at Newtown Battlefield State Park. This event is a fundraiser for SOAR Running Club. SOAR is the kids running club of the area, and they help kids get involved with running among other great things. All profits will go to them. The course is a 1 mile loop on some nice trails. There is just a slight incline to the course, and that will give you an elevation gain of about 300 feet per loop. There will be a fully stocked aid station at the start/finish of the course. You will have 3 hours to finish as many loops as possible, and you must finish your last loop before the 3 hour mark hits. If you are on the course when 3 hours hits, that loop will not count. There will also be a 1 hour timed event for kids. That will not use the same loop as the 3 hour event, but will still be a fun loop.
The kids event will begin at 8am. The 3 hour event will begin at 9:30am. The fee is $20 for the kids event and $35 for the 3 hour event. This fee gets you a beer mug (water bottle for kids), a fully stocked aid station, beer and food after the race, and hours out on the trails with friends. There will be cool hand made prizes for top male and top female.
This event is hosted by SOAR Running Club and race directed by Rebellion Running.
The Great Hill Challenge is a kid-friendly obstacle course for kids ages 4 - 18 at Newtown Battlefield State Park. This race was specifically created for younger athletes to honor the Iroquois Nation, who were known as the Haudenosaunee, People of the Longhouse. Native American Reenactors will be at the Indian Village to provide families with an authentic view of life in the longhouse. War paint, photos with Native Americans, Native American storytelling, and self-directed Native American crafts will be available to enhance the experience. Parents can and are encouraged to run with the athletes; however, please refrain from completing the obstacles.
There will be two options: 1 mile course and 2 mile course with age appropriate obstacles. *The race is not professionally timed* Each participant will receive a finisher's necklace and a water bottle.
***PARTICIPATION IN BOTH RACES IS POSSIBLE***
March’s events will be run in this order and with these estimated start and finish times (heat and time estimates are from last year’s meet and will be updated the night before this year’s meet):
3000m (4 heats, 9:00-10:10)
60m (17+ heats, 10:10-10:45)
200m (22+ heats, 10:55-11:55)
1 mile (10 heats, 11:55-1:30)
4x200m relay (Sign up on a pink relay card at the meet) — 10 minutes per heat, unknown number of heats.
This event is a group run in support of Still I Run virtual 5k event, which lasts one week. Please join us to run together if you can, but even if not, you can still register and run on your own.
Support and join SOAR's community service project to bring awareness to mental health issues in both youths and adults. The goal of this virtual race is to get SOAR's athletes talking about mental illness, hearing from those that work within the field, or hearing from those that live with mental illness daily. We want our athletes and everyone open to talking about their issues with those who make them feel comfortable. SOAR's coaches want all athletes to recognize that their peers may struggle with mental illness and to give them tools to support others. This event is open to everyone, not just those in Corning or affiliated with SOAR; we are encouraging the entire community to support this cause. Grab some friends and head on out the door for a 5k anytime between February 17-24th. Take a group picture along with a picture of one person’s watch and post the picture on the Facebook event page. We will mail you a medal once you have completed the run and posted a picture. All net proceeds, after paying for the medals and mailing of the medals, will go to the Still I Run- Runners for Mental Health Awareness.
You can learn more about Still I Run on their website or Facebook page: https://www.stilliruncommunity.com/
February’s events will be run in this order, with each event’s heats run slow to fast (heat and time estimates are from last year’s meet and will be updated the night before this year’s meet):
3000m (3 heats, 9:00am–10:00am estimated)
800m (9 heats, 10:00am-10:55am estimated)
200m (18 heats, 10:55am-11:50am estimated)
1 mile (8 heats, 11:50am–1:10pm estimated)
4 x 400m relay (sign up on a relay card at the meet) — 10 minutes per heat, unknown number of heats.
January’s events will be run in this order (heat and time estimates are from last year’s meet and will be updated the night before this year’s meet):
5000m (1 heat, 9:00am–9:30am estimated)
60m (14+ heats, 9:30am-10:00am estimated)
400m (20+ heats, 10:00am-11:40am estimated)
1 mile (11+ heats, 11:40am–1:30pm estimated)
4x200m relay (sign up on a relay card at the meet, unknown number of heats)