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Rock ‘N The Knob Trail Races at Blue Knob
September 16, 2023
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About The Rock ‘N The Knob Trail Races at Blue Knob
I recently ran in the Half Marathon at Rock ‘N The Knob Trail Races at Blue Knob in Claysburg, Pennsylvania, and it was an amazing experience. This race is held annually on the third Saturday of September, so if you’re looking for a scenic half marathon this time of year then I highly recommend giving this one a try.
The course itself is quite challenging but also very rewarding. You’ll be running along some beautiful trails that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape: rolling hills and lush forests mixed with rocky bluffs and spectacular vistas. It’s definitely worth taking some pictures as you go to remember your journey! Along the way there are aid stations every few miles where you can get water and nutrition to keep you going strong throughout the race.
Weather-wise, expect temperatures around 65 degrees Fahrenheit during the day which makes for perfect running conditions – not too hot or cold! And depending on when exactly in September that you choose to run it can even be slightly cooler or warmer than usual, making it all the more enjoyable.
As far as crowds go, they’re usually quite large since most people tend to come out for this event each year; however everyone tends to spread out pretty quickly so it isn’t overwhelming or intimidating like some other races can be. Plus there’s always plenty of people cheering from both sides of the trail which makes things extra exciting!
One thing that really sets Rock ‘N The Knob apart from other half marathons though is its unique finish line area known as “the knob”. Here runners have access to food trucks selling delicious snacks after crossing their personal finish lines; plus live music playing throughout adds an extra celebratory element which certainly helps make up for any pain endured while tackling those tough course sections earlier on in your run!
Overall I absolutely loved my experience at Rock ‘N The Knob Trail Races and would highly recommend anyone thinking about doing a half marathon next autumn give this one a shot – I guarantee they won’t regret it!