We will be offering an opportunity to pre-run the 5k and 10k routes  (TBA). Let us know if you're interested in pre-running the course!

Race Packet 
Contains awesome race tee, race bib (affix to front of shirt), and event wristband (put around wrist for food and contest participation).

Timing Service by Smiley Miles

Race Route
The 5K route passes through old growth forest, open meadows, streams and ponds, up a ridgeline with spectacular views of the Allegheny River. The 10 km route extends beyond the the 5K route to offer an additional lung-busting scenic hill to enjoy!

Aid Stations
There will be one aid station at the 2.5 km mark (Soccer Field point), and a second aid station at the 7.5 km mark (Power Station point). Aid stations will offer water, Gatorade, bananas and treats!


Eight Park Rangers will be on duty along the race route and at the Start/Finish. Park Rangers are trained in wilderness first aid. Please see a Park Ranger if you have any medical concerns during the race.

Fitness Competition

      Natrona Heights. Official Sponsor of the Fitness Competition.

UPDATE: Fitness Competition RESULTS posted HERE


Contests are open to anyone with an event wristband that also gives access to food. Do pick one up at Registration: minimum donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3-12). Thank you for your support!

What to Do
  • Pre-Event Preparation. Work out! Pull ups, push ups, dips, box jumps, planks.
  • Event Day. Check in at 'Registration' between 8 - 9.45 am and sign up for the Fitness Competition.
    • Runners and walkers, soon after you finish your run/walk, report to the Fitness Station (across field from Yakaon Pavilion) for the Competition. The Competition is open between 10a-11.30a will take 5 minutes to complete.
    • Volunteers and supporters can report to the Fitness Station anytime between 9.45a-11.30a for the Competition.
  • A 'Plank Off' will be held for all competitors at the Yakaon Pavilion, at the beginning of the Awards Ceremony at around 11.45am. Trophies will be awarded after the 'Plank Off'.
Male and female ages 12 and under, Male and female 13 and up

A grand trophy will be awarded to 'Fittest Male' and to the 'Fittest Female' in the age category 13 and up. 'Fittest Male' and 'Fittest Female' also wins a THREE month membership to Anytime Fitness (multiple locations) including activation fee, worth $172 each (Thank you Anytime Fitness!). 'Ms Fit Jr' and 'Mr Fit Jr' medals awarded to 1st place male and female age category 12 and under. Plus bragging rights for an entire year until Fitness Competition 2016 is held. :)

Scoring Criteria
Scores will be weighted for runners and walkers vs non-runners. 
Competitors will do as many as they are able of: Pull ups/1 minute, Pushups/1 minute, Situps/1 minutes, Box jumps/1 minute. Four minutes, no breaks!
Competitors' scores will be subtotaled going into the 'Plank Off'.
A weighted score based on how long competitors are able to maintain proper plank form will be added to the subtotaled scores to obtain Total Scores for each competitor.


(See the sample score sheet below for an idea of how the scoring will be tabulated)


In addition to the creepy treats served to runners/walkers at aid stations along the 5 km and 10 km race routes, there will be a delicious post-race meal with 'monster munchies' and 'witches brew' available at Yakaon Pavilion 11a-1pm.

All race participants (runners, walkers) and volunteers will receive an event wristband when checking in at 'Registration'. This wristband gives you access to the food, desserts and beverage tables.

Supporters are welcome to purchase an event wristband (minimum donation of $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3-12) at the 'Registration' table at any time, to enjoy the delicious food too. Thank you for your support!

Hot Meal Options:
  • Fried Rice with wonton and vegetable spring roll. Prepared by Grace's Wok. Gluten-free, vegan fried rice option available.
  • Vegetarian Chili with tortilla chips, sour cream and cheese. Prepared by Sue Vertosick.
Monster Munchies*:
  • Banana Ghosts
  • Jack-o-lantern Clementines
  • Witches' Finger Cookies
  • Chocolate dipped pretzel stick Mummies
  • Ghostly Zucchini Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Spider Cupcakes
Witches Brews:
  • Swamp Slime Punch
  • 'Mauled' Shrunken Heads in Cider
*NOTE: We are seeking bakers! If you would like to volunteer your time baking Halloween treats for this worthwhile cause, let us know what you can contribute. Volunteers receive an event wristband that grants access to all the food, entry to all the contests if desired. And of course the undying gratitude of the Race Committee. :) Thank you for your consideration!



Thanks to generous donations from the following sponsors, we are now planning to have a Chinese Auction to help raise more money for the cause. Check back as we will be adding auction items as they are donated:
  • Three (3) One month memberships to ANYTIME FITNESS ($40 value each voucher)
  • Three (3) free classes at CREATIVE CANVAS in Natrona Heights ($105 value)
  • $25 OLIVE GARDEN gift card
  • $25 Venture Outdoors Gift Certificate 
  • Two (2) Kayak Pittsburgh 1 free hour passes ($32 value)
  • Venture Outdoors Outing Voucher $25 value
  • Children's Museum. Free admission for four ($50 value).
  • Delallo Italitan gift basket created by Amy Jo Wiester
  • doTERRA Essential Oils gift box starter kit by Norman Stitt ($26.50 value)
  • Riverside Bath and Body gift basket ($40 value)


Vendors are welcome to set up a booth at the event for a small donation (gift basket valued at $25 minimum, or donation of $25). Sponsors are automatically assigned booth space at the event (see 'Sponsors' for more information). Please contact us if you are interested!

Current Vendor Booths

  • Health Pyramid Longevity and Vitality Center
  • Elevate Sport and Spine Center
  • Allegheny Health and Physical Medicine
  • Bewitching Brew Soaps by Apothecary Soap Co.
  • Meesha's Munchies Homemade Dog Treats
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Warm Hugs Corn Bags by Linda
  • doTERRA Essential Oils


Contests are open to anyone with an event wristband that also gives access to food. Do pick one up at Registration: minimum donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3-12). Thank you for your support!

What to Do
  • Prepare before the event. Carve your most awesome pumpkin. Affix securely to the back of the pumpkin, an index card with your name and age printed clearly on it. 
  • Event Day. Drop off your carved pumpkin at the Judges Booth anytime between 9am-11am.
    • All others, check in at Registration, purchase an event wristband ($10), then drop off your carved pumpkin at the Judges Booth anytime between 9am-11am.
  • Pumpkins will be judged at 11am.  Winners announced at Awards Ceremony 11.30am

Judging Criteria
Entries will be judged based on originality, quality and overall impression.

Awards given for Best Carved Pumpkin, 2nd and 3rd place (categories: Kids 10 and under, 11-17, 18 and up).

All the best!


Register on Active.com 

  • Before October 6: $20 (adults), $15 (Youth 15 and under) ****Race Tee guaranteed****
  • October 6-24: $25 (adults), $20 (Youth 15 and under) 
Register 8 am - 9.45 am on Race Day at the Yakaon Pavilion: $25 (adults), $20 (Youth 15 and under) 

(Walkers and supporters are welcome to register on race day. $10 gets you an event bracelet granting access to The Food and entry to the various Contests)

UPDATE: Registration on Active.com is now closed and we will be accepting walk-in registrations on the day of the event ($25 adults, $20 Youth ages 15 and under, $10 Walkers). Please print out this registration form, fill in, and bring it with you on the day of the event. Thanks and see you there!


500+ Photos are in from Jason Harrell! https://goo.gl/7SPBlR . Stay tuned for more pics from Stephanie van Tine. Please #‎harrisonhillsrun on your own race pics on instagram, flickr, twitter etc. Let's 'crowd-share' all the awesome race pics!

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