Run for the Elk returns in person for summer 2021

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CAMERON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Schuykill River Runners are returning to Emporium for the annual Run of the Elk in August.

The event will take place over two days, Aug. 7 and 8, and will include a half marathon, a 5k race and a 10k race. It will take place in Sizlerville State Park.


Saturday, PA Wilds 5k & 10K

  • The courses will be very scenic and sure to please on the West Creek Rail Trail in Emporium, PA.
  • The WCRT is the backside of the state gamelands and is beautiful and flat. 

Sunday-Half Marathon 

  • The half marathon will be on the West Creek Recreational Trail in Emporium, PA, on the backside of the state gamelands. 
  • This is a beautiful and flat, out and back race on the rail trail.

Rut Challenges

  • 5k/10k, Half Marathon
  • Rut Jr.  5k/10k, 2 Mile

Time Limits

  • 1/2 Marathon / 4 hours 
  • 5k / 1 hour
  • 10k / 90 minutes

Aid Stations

  • We encourage all runners to bring your own hydration and fuel
  • There will be water at all of the stations
  • There will be stations approximately every 2 miles for the half marathon (including 2 stations with Gatorade)
  • There will be 1 station for the 5k
  • There will be 2 stations for the 10k


Schuykill River Runners is an organization that hosts races across the state attracting hundreds of running enthusiasts. Online registration is open at

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