National Tunnel Race


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Race-day registration opens at 8:15, and close 15 minutes prior to each event.

5K Run > 9:15 AM | 10K Run > 10:00 AM | 2K Family Fun Walk > 10:15 AM | Post-Race Awards Celebration > Approximately 11:15 AM.


Route On or Before March 26 March 27 – April 22 Day of Event
10K or 5K Run $30 $35 $40
Both 5K and 10K Races $40 $45 $50
2K Family Fun Walk (adult) $15 $20 $25
2K Family Fun Walk (age 12 & under) $13 $14 $15

Other Information

10K and 5K Runs Course Details: An out and back course (completely on the Montour Trail) with one turnaround for both 5K and 10K. The race starts on the trail at the top of the access path from Cecil Park to the Trail and heads east towards National tunnel. The 10K run goes through the National Tunnel, with the turnaround about 1/2 mile east of the tunnel portal. The 5K race turnaround is prior to the tunnel.

The finish line is on the trail near the start line. The course contains a very light uphill grade from the starting line to a peak at the tunnel followed by a very light downhill grade to the 10K turnaround.

The trail is about 10 ft. wide and has a packed limestone surface. The course is USA Track & Field Certified. Water and sports drink will be provided to participants during the race.

The 2K Family Fun walk also starts on the trail at the top of the Cecil Park access path and heads west continuing to a turnaround past the Rt. 50 & 980 bridge.

After the event a lunch is served along with beer, sports drinks & water.

All pre-registered by April 8th will receive a short sleeve tech tee with the race logo, while supplies last.  There is a $10 discount for registering on or before March 26, and $5 for registering on or before April 22.

Proceeds from the event support Montour Trail maintenance and development.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds.


Annual Dinner & Meeting


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Menu:  Chicken Picatta, Roasted beef with au jus.  Red parsley potatoes, Fresh green bean & Carrot mix w/seasoned butter, Mixed field green salad w/tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, red onion, mandarin oranges, garbanzo beans.  Hors D’Oeuvres Phyllo crab cups, cocktail meatballs & Baked Ricotta w/honey.  Rolls & butter.  Coffee, Soft drinks, hot and iced tea.  Dessert: cake.

South Hills Friends June work party

South Hills Friends monthly work party for June.  Held on the 2nd Saturday because of schedule conflicts on the regular day, the 1st SaturdayMeet at MP37.8, South Park sewage treatment parking lot along Piney Fork Road.  Work party occasionally moved to 2nd Saturday when necessary.  Contact: D Oyler, 412 831-9288 for additional information.gular day.

Bethel, Peters & South Hills Penny Day

Bethel, Peters and South Hills Friends Penny Day event.  Held along the trail at various locations in Bethel Park, Peters Township, South Park Township, Jefferson Hills Borough and Clairton.

South Hills Friends Work Party

South Hills Friends monthly work party.  First Saturday of each month, 9:00 AM.  Meet at MP37.8, South Park sewage treatment parking lot along Piney Fork Road.  Work party occasionally moved to 2nd Saturday when necessary.  Contact: D Oyler, 412 831-9288 for additional information.

Celebration: Trail of the Year, Ribbon-cutting & Groundbreaking

Please join us as the Montour Trail Council officially celebrates being honored as Pennsylvania’s 2017 Trail of the Year! Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will be among the state and local dignitaries participating in the celebration. In addition, we will be holding the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Library Viaduct and Pleasant St. trail sections, and we’ll formally break ground on new trail sections that will go into construction in South Park Township this year.

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