Run Your Own Adventure Trail Race

Run Your Own Adventure Trail Race

“A trail offers its users awareness of surroundings. Trails preserve vistas. Trails preserve ecosystems which allow natural sounds to drown out urban sounds. Trails invite touch and discovery…The trail experiences offer users feelings of bigness and connection with the earth. Trails unfold mystery, offer surprise, preserve the detail. In fact, well designed trails offer the hikers, bicyclists, skaters or other adventurers new sensations each time they are used.”

-Dan Burden, 1997

Rootstock Racing and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education present the second annual Run Your Own Adventure Trail Race – this year on a Tuesday evening! Save your weekends and join us for this great sunset adventure!

Run Your Own Adventure Details

Runners will begin as they would any other trail race, but at some point, they will encounter a literal fork in the road, marked by enlarged maps which they will have to quickly study. From there, they will choose their path and continue along, only to encounter further options later in the course. All routes will ultimately come back together at the finish. Individual distances will vary slightly depending on runners’ route choice, but all courses will be roughly five kilometers. Runners will have to make decisions based on the maps they encounter, but the entire course will be marked on the maps and on the ground with colored surveyor’s tape.

Event Info

  • Date: TUESDAY, May 16, 2017
  • Where: Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Race Schedule

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to pick up your race bib and t-shirt.

  • 5:00 PM – Check-in/registration opens
  • 6:15 PM – Race briefing
  • 6:30 PM – Race start

Awards will take place immediately following the race.


  • Early registration (through May 1): $35
  • Late registration (May 2 through May 15, t-shirt not guaranteed): $40
  • Race-day registration (t-shirt not guaranteed): $45

Register Here!


Race Designer: Bill Donohue