Delaware Water Gap
Smithfield Beach Day Use Area
Water Gap National Recreation Area
River Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
Saturday, September 25, 2021
8:00 am 50k start 10:30 am 25k start
Registration opens on 6/9/21 at Ultrasignup
$75 and $90 registrations get you the event, post-race food, an event T, and some sort of finisher's item yet to be decided upon. You’ll need to either have your own ride to the start, or purchase a bus ticket as an add-on.
Historically, the Delaware Water Gap encompasses a scenic stretch of the Delaware River, framed by thousand foot hillsides, steeped in Native and Early American History, and is inspiring throughout. In the mid 1900's active communities throughout the Gap were claimed on behalf of a planned hydroelectric dam project. Public, environmental activist, and political resistance to the project, paired w/ a finding of proximity to a geologic fault line halted the project and the land was transferred to public hands as a National Recreation area.
It's been our hope to put on a flattish, beautiful trail event which caters as well to fast PR times as it does beginner trail / ultra finishes. Hopefully you'll have solid fitness from a summer of miles but legs saying they need a rest from technicality and climbing, or which are primed for a PR. Logistically entrants will check-in either Friday day before the race, or race morning. Once you're off, the McDade Trail will provide you either 15 or 31 miles of “the Gap” over predominately rolling cindered path and trail. It's an amazing resource that we're able to use for a fast and scenic fall trail run.