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Hawk Mountain Race Weekend

Sat August 28 - Sun August 29 Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972-9033 US Directions


Trail Run Saturday

08/28 8:00AM EDT
Events: Trail Blazer 3.0 Trail Run Trail Blazer 6.0 Trail Run

Open Water Swim Saturday

08/28 9:00AM EDT
Events: Barracuda 600 yard Open Water Swim The Piranha 300 yard Open Water Swim Great White 1200 yard Open Water Swim

Beginner/Novice Multi-Sport Saturday

08/28 11:00AM EDT
Events: Hawk Mountain Splash&Dash Mini Sprints Hawk Mountain Kayak&Dash Mini Sprints

Off Road Triathlon Sunday

08/29 8:00AM - 8:10AM EDT
Events: Swim-Bike-Run *Extreme* Swim-Bike-Run *Lite* Aqua-Bike Kayak-Bike-Run

Off Road Duathlon Sunday

08/29 8:00AM EDT
Events: Duathlon *Extreme* Duathlon *Lite*

Mountain Bike Race Sunday

08/29 8:05AM EDT
Events: Hawk Mountain Bike 9.0 Hawk Mountain Bike 6.0

Beginner/Novice Multi-Sport Sunday

08/29 11:00AM EDT
Events: Swim-Bike-Run Mini Sprints Duathlon Mini Sprint


Join us for a weekend full of competitive racing and a variety of  thrilling outdoor activities at the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation.  This 700 acre facility will provide an exciting venue for our youth and adult races, and the Saturday/Sunday format allow a participants to compete in more than just one event.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Boy Scouts of America Hawk Mountain Council.

In addition to our single sport, and multi-sport races, our race weekend also includes several add on options; Friday/Saturday tent or RV Camping, kayaking, and paddle boarding.  Add on options can be selected during the registration process.

Other free activities included with a $10 tent camping option:  Youth confidence course, Fri/Sat outdoor movie night, hiking (3 mile blue courses), biking (all run and ride routes)

Youth and novice triathletes are being steered towards these events:  Piranha 300 swim, Barracuda 600 swim, Splash & Dash Mini Sprint, Kayak-Run Mini Sprint, Swim-Bike-Run Mini Sprint, and Duathlon Mini Sprint.  These events also contain additional youth age groups; 6&U, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.

Trail Runners, look for the Trail Blazer 3.0 & 6.0 events.

Mountain bikers also have two options with the Hawk Mountain 6.0 and 9.0 races.

Finally, for the multisport athlete, you can challenge yourself with these event options;  Swim-Bike-Run*Lite*, Swim-Bike-Run*Extreme*, Duathlon*Lite*, Duathlon*Extreme*, Aquabike, or Kayak-Bike-Run.

Athlete Guide

The 2021 Athlete Guide has been posted.  Details on each event distance, course, and start/finish locations have been detailed.  

Any event questions, please contact race director

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Race Awards


Overall Awards will be presented as follows:

Men - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

MASTERS (Over 40)

Men - 1st Place
Women - 1st Place


Age group awards certificates will be presented to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:
8-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 Plus

The 11:00 a.m. Mini Events are both Beginner and Youth Friendly, and have additional youth age groups.

Saturday: Splash&Dash and Kayak-Dash/  Sunday Swim-Bike-Run Mini Sprint & Duathlon Mini Sprint  have addition  age groups: 8-9, 10-11, 12-14

Runners will only receive one award:  overall, masters, or an age group award.  Placements for awards are based on gun time, not chip time unless otherwise noted.

Race Course

Saturday Trail Blazer 3.0 & 6.0; 1 & 2 Loop (3.6M Loop)
Sunday Bike Course 2 & 3 Loop (3.4 M Loop)

GREEN TRAIL - 2 Mile Run Course
Saturday Splash & Dash – 1 Loop
Sunday Multi-Sport Run Course – 2 Loop

YELLOW TRAIL - 1 Mile Off Road Cycle
Easy Terrain
Sunday Swim-Bike-Run Mini Sprint  - 3 Loops
*youth & beginner friendly event*

OWS Courses 200/300/600/1200


Start - Finish - Transition Areas

Runner Amenities

Runner Swag

All athletes registered two weeks prior to the race a guaranteed to receive a commemorative Hawk Mountain Running Cooling Towel, custom/personalized race bib, and a finisher Medal


Event Schedule


5:00 – 7:00 pm Packet Pickup / Camping Check in 


6:30 am – 10:00 am Packet Pick up / Camping Check in

8:00 am – Trail Blazer 3.0 & 6.0 Starts

8:15-8:45 am – OWS Warmup Permitted

9:00 am – Piranha 300 Swim Start, followed by Barracuda 600 & Great White 1200 Swim Start Approx 9:05 am

10:45 – Paddlers enter Kayaks and stage to the left side of the lake

11:00 am – Splash & Dash Mini Sprint Start

11:05 am – Kayak-Run Mini Sprint Start

2-3 pm – USAT Level 1 Coach presen8ng a free clinic for beginner athletes

4-4:45 pm – Pre Course Talk with Race Director Rob Gould

3-5 pm– Athlete Pre-Packet Pickup / Camping Check in 

1-5 pm- Pool open for recreational swimming

8:30 pm Free Drive in Movie - Wall-e


6:30 am – 10:00 am Packet Pick up

7:30am – Paddlers enter Kayaks and stage to the left side of the lake.

8:00 am Swim start (Triathlon Light, Extreme, & Aqua-Bike, and Duathlon Run 1 Start 

8:05 am Mountain Bike Race Starts

8:10 am Kayak-Bike-Run starts

11:00 Triathlon Mini Sprint Swim Start & Du Mini Sprint Start

Packet Pickup


Early packet pickup will be available Friday 5-7 pm at the Hawk Mountain race site


Race day packet pickup is available each day 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.


402 Blue Mountain Rd
Schuylkill Haven, PA US 17972-9033

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Free Post Race Activities


   Fishing is available on our 17-acre lake.  You will need to bring your own fishing equipment.  PA state fishing license is required.


   Hiking the trails is a popular activity.  The "blue" trail climbs the mountain to the Appalachian Trail.  You can follow the "AT" to the old carriage road and return to Camp following the old carriage road down the mountain.  The loop is not quite 5 miles, but it will feel like it is!  Maps are available at the Welcome Center.

Live Band

   Bring your lawn chair to the Miller Parade Field and enjoy the music of the Radio Active Munsters.  Donations for the band will be accepted.

Drive In Movie

   Tune your car radio to hear the sound as you watch from your car.  A concession stand will be open for snacks.


In our wooded campsites, you can set your tent on our 7'x9' wooden tent platforms to keep your tent off the ground.  If you have a larger tent, please let us know so we can place you in a site with more flat areas for ground tenting.  Every campsite has a pavilion with picnic tables, campfire rings, and a pit toilet latrine with running water.  There is no electric in the campsite, so bring a flashlight or lantern.  Vehicles will be required to remain in the parking lot for the entire weekend, so a small wagon or cart could be helpful in moving your personal gear to your site.  We will have a truck available at check-in to help move heavier luggage.  Hot showers are available at a minimal cost.  They will be sanitized after every use to ensure your safety.


Zip LIne

Our big zip line will be available.  You will need to pre-register for this activity.  The 700' zip line will carry you from the launch tower high above the South side of the lake, over the lake to landing platform on the North side of the lake.  All equipment will be provided.  There are weight limits of 75-275 pounds as well as over the age of 11.  Zip Line is available as an add-on to your race registration.  Times available both Saturday and Sunday from 1-3pm

Check out the ride:

Climbing / Rappelling

Try your hand at climbing on the 43' tall climbing wall.  You will need to pre- register for this activity.   Our staff will encourage you to reach the top!  The view of the lake is amazing from the resting platform 40' above the ground.  After topping out, you will rappel back to the ground.  All equipment will be provided.  Must be over the age of 11.  Rappelling is a registration add on, and is available both Saturday and Sunday 3-5pm.


Rent a kayak and paddle your way around our 17 acre lake.  You will need to pre-register for this post race activity as a registration add-on.

Volunteers Needed

Can you lend a few hours on either race day to help keep our athletes safe and pointed in the right direction out on the course?

To signup and volunteer either Sat or Sunday, please follow this link:   VOLUNTEER

**Camping arrangements can be made for Boy Scouts volunteering as a troop.  




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