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Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation

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2018 Iron Run half-marathon & Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk

Registration is now open for

Iron Run half-marathon & Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Iron Run half-marathon is the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park’s annual fundraiser trail race, concurrent with the annual Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk.

The half-marathon trail run (not a hike) starts at 7:30 AM. The 5k run/walk starts at 8:30 AM. On-site registration & check-in opens at 6:30 AM.

Register via RunReg.com (see race weblinks for fees) or by mail. Course maps are unchanged from 2017.
Race Director: ironrunPGF@gmail.com.

These two events highlight some of the best trails in and surrounding Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest in southcentral PA. All proceeds benefit our State Park. Timing services will be by Pretzel City Sports.

Mountain weather is typically comfortably cool in the mornings but may reach the upper 80s late in the half-marathon. Rain showers are not typical but are possible.

We hope to see you in a few months at Pine Grove Furnace State Park!


Please register and pay online:

www.RunReg.com/7757 for half-marathon

www.RunReg.com/7758 for 5k run/walk

Online registration is strongly preferred. However, to register by mail please see this brochure with an application

Maps:

Please join us for these upcoming special events

2017 IRON RUN HALF-MARATHON AND CHARCOAL CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK

Here are the results for the Iron Run Half-Marathon and Charcoal Challenge 5K

PINS & PATCHES

Remember your visit to Pine Grove Furnace. Special items for sale to benefit activities at the Park. Click here!

NEW ITEM FOR SALE: JEWELRY MADE USING IRON FURNACE SLAG!

See this Facebook post (you don’t have to be a Facebook member to read it)


Mission Statement

“The Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park exists to keep history alive and promote the educational and recreational programs of the park and surrounding areas through special events and trail development while protecting the park’s natural resources.”

Our primary goal is to raise revenue to support the park in completing projects that include but are not limited to:

The old furnace stack at<br/>Pine Grove Furnace State Park

A view of the old furnace stack at
Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

  • Bridge work on trails
  • Enhancement and creation of trail links
  • Resource management - control of invasive species/ planting natives
  • The enhancement of the Furnace Stack area
  • A new playground
  • The development of interpretive displays.

 

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