On September 6, 2014, the Keystone Trails Association will sponsor the sixth annual Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run, a trail challenge event for adventurous trail runners and hikers on the wild river hills of the lower Susquehanna Gorge. This daunting trail challenge event on the Mason Dixon and Conestoga Trails alternates breathtaking vistas with steep descents into dark, scenic hollows followed by strenuous climbs to the next vista. Prepare yourself for the steep hills, rocky terrain and deep ravines of the Susquehanna Super Hike, an arduous, undulating and challenging course.
This year, participants can choose their own adventure! Customize your event, and pick between the 29.6-mile "Ultra Trail Run" and the 23.4-mile "Super Hike"! Both events follow the same course, and utilize the same starting and finish line, with the 29.6-mile "Ultra" participants completing an additional 6.2-mile loop around the Otter Creek area before passing through the finish line. Your chosen mileage will be highlighted on your completion certificate, and in the results posted online.
Although the Susquehanna Super Hike is a supremely challenging timed event, the challenge is not to "win" or "come in first," but to finish the hike in one day. For many participants, the Susquehanna Super Hike is the ultimate test of physical fitness and mental toughness. "Winning" is the personal satisfaction that comes with finishing the course in the allotted time.