Blue Mountain Wildlife Trail Race Series

Welcome to the main fundraiser for Blue Mountain Wildlife and the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area.

The BMW Trail Race Series consists of the "Bartram Breeze" 10K, 5K or 2K Trail Races at the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area on Saturday April 14, 2018, the "Mad Dash" 5-Mile, 5K or 2.5K Trail Races at the Hamburg Reservoir on Saturday May 19, 2018 and the "Run To The Rock" 10K, 5K or 2.5K Trail Races at the Hamburg Community Park on Saturday June 23, 2018. All BMW Trail Races Series Races have great courses; registrant goodie bags; cash prizes for the fastest male and female racers in the long races and a generous slate of awards for all races; DJ Brett providing post-race entertainment; plenty of drinks, fruit and baked goodies to replenish the body; post-race activities for the kids; free hot lunch for all participants and volunteers; door prize drawings; and plenty of Trail Race Series and BMW gear for purchase.

WHO: Open to participants of all ages and abilities.

PRICES: Prices for individual Extreme Races (10K or 5-Mile): $20.00 if pre-registered, $25.00 on Race Day
Prices for individual 5K Races: $20.00 if pre-registered, $25.00 on Race Day
Prices for individual Family Races (2K or 2.5K): $5.00

Prior to the Bartram Breeze, you may pre-register for all three categories of races in the Trail Race Series (Extreme, 5K or Family), either using online pre-registration or at registration on Race Day. 
Pre-registration pricing for all three Extreme Races (Bartram Breeze 10K, Mad Dash 5-Mile and Run To The Rock 10K) is $61 and includes a free tech shirt.
Pre-registration pricing for all three 5K Races (Bartram Breeze 5K, Mad Dash 5K and Run To The Rock 5K) is $61 and includes a free tech shirt.
Pre-registration pricing for all three Family Races (Bartram Breeze 2K, Mad Dash 2.5K and Run To The Rock 2.5K) is $20 and includes a free short-sleeved cotton T-shirt.

Add a 2018 BMW Trail Race Series tech shirt for $15.00 more, or add a 2018 BMW Trail Race Series short-sleeved cotton T-shirt for $8.00 more

PRIZES: Prizes for the 10K Race: Individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes for both males and females awarded in the following age categories: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and over 60. $25 Grand Prize for the fastest Individual male and female time will be awarded.
Prizes for the 5K Race: Individual 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes for both males and females awarded in the following age categories: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and over 60.
Prizes for the 2K Race: Individual 1st Place Prizes for both males and females awarded in the following age categories: 0-9, 10-15, 16-32, 33-49 and over 50.
Winners must be present to collect prizes unless other arrangements are made. Prizes will not be mailed.

REGISTRATION: Pre-register online or download the pre-registration form. Online pre-registration open until 11 PM on the Thursday before Race Day.  Pre-registration packet pick-up and Race Day registration opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 8:50 AM.

WEATHER: Races are rain or shine. Races may be postponed for a few hours only if violent weather threatens.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information, updates, and pictures, check out Blue Mountain Wildlife's Facebook page.

All proceeds benefit Blue Mountain Wildlife, a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the stewards of the Kernsville Dam Recreation Area.

 
  Thank you to our generous sponsors.  They support Blue Mountain Wildlife and the Kerny.  We ask that you support and patronize them.

Thank you to our generous sponsors.  They support Blue Mountain Wildlife and the Kerny.  We ask that you support and patronize them.

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2018 BLUE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE TRAIL RACE SERIES
“Bartram Breeze”  10K, 5K OR 2K TRAIL RACES

The 10K race will begin at the Monument just off Kernsville Dam Road and run north on the Bartram Trail for five kilometers, then reverse and return to the finish line. Race length is 10,000 meters (10 Kilometers or about 6.21 miles) on a well-groomed trail and change in elevation is less than 75 feet.
The 5K race will begin at the Monument just off Kernsville Dam Road and run north on the Bartram Trail for 2.5 kilometers, then reverse and return to the finish line. Race length is 5,000 meters (5 Kilometers or about 3 miles) and change in elevation is approximately 50 feet.
The 2K race will begin at the Monument just off Kernsville Dam Road and run north on the Bartram Trail for one kilometer, then reverse and return to the finish line. Race length is 2,000 meters (2 Kilometers or about 1.2 miles) and change in elevation is negligible.

WHEN: Saturday April 14, 2018
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Race Start: 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Kernsville Dam Recreation Area in Tilden Township. Industrial Drive and Kernsville Dam Road, Hamburg, PA. 

2018 BLUE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE TRAIL RACE SERIES
“Mad Dash”  5-Mile, 5K OR 2.5K TRAIL RACES

The challenging 5-mile course starts at Reservoir Road just above the gate at the Parking Lot and runs two miles to the Reservoir and up to the top of the ridge, one mile along the ridge to the west and the returns the two miles to the start. Rocky trails, steep slopes, clear creeks and beautiful views of northern Berks County abound. Race length is 5 miles and change in elevation is approximately 760 feet.
The 5K course starts at Reservoir Road just above the gate at the Parking Lot and runs two loops around the Reservoir before returning to the start. Race length is 5 kilometers and change in elevation is approximately 200 feet.
The 2.5K course starts at Reservoir Road just above the gate at the Parking Lot and runs one loop around the Reservoir before returning to the start. Race length is 2.5 kilometers and change in elevation is approximately 200 feet.

WHEN: Saturday May 19, 2018
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Race Start: 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Hamburg Reservoir, Windsor Township, Berks County. 
Directions: From the east, take I-78 to Exit 35 Lenhartsville. Turn RIGHT onto PA 143 South and continue to the traffic light in Lenhartsville. Turn RIGHT onto OLD US 22 and continue 3.1 miles west to RESERVOIR ROAD (near the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church). Turn RIGHT onto RESERVOIR ROAD and continue about 0.7 miles. Look for signs and volunteers.
From the north, south and west, travel to downtown Hamburg and take STATE STREET/OLD US 22 approximately 2.2 miles east toward Lenhartsville. Turn LEFT onto RESERVOIR ROAD (near the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church) and continue about 0.7 miles. Look for signs and volunteers.

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2018 BLUE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE TRAIL RACE SERIES
“Run To The Rock”  10K, 5K OR 2.5K TRAIL RACES

The challenging 10K course starts on the Etchberger Trail at the Hamburg Community Park. It runs south to the old Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, crosses the Schuylkill River and continues onto the Therman Madiera Switchback running north along the west bank of the Schuylkill. The course continues through the Desilting Basin on the Cabela's Wetlands Trail to the Monument Parking Lot, then turns north onto Kernsville Dam Road and continues to the Lowlands Trail. It continues on the Lowlands Trail along the Schuylkill River to the Kernsville Dam, where it continues north on Kernsville Dam Road to the Pulpit Rock Trail. It continues north along the Schuylkill River to "The Rock", where it doubles back to the Kernsville Dam Road, to the Therman Madiera Switchback and the Etchberger Trail, finishing at the Hamburg Community Park. Race length is 10 kilometers and change in elevation is about 50 feet.
The 5K course starts in the parking lot of the Hamburg Community Park and runs to the Etchberger Trail, and then runs south to the old Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, crosses the Schuylkill River and continues onto the Therman Madiera Switchback running north along the west bank of the Schuylkill. The course loops through the Desilting Basin on the Cabela's Wetlands Trail and Cut-Off Trail back to the Therman Madiera Switchback and the Etchberger Trail, finishing at the Hamburg Community Park. Race length is 5 kilometers and change in elevation is about 25 feet.
The 2.5K course starts in the parking lot of the Hamburg Community Park and runs to the Etchberger Trail, and then runs south to the old Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, crosses the Schuylkill River and continues onto the Therman Madiera Switchback running north along the west bank of the Schuylkill. The course doubles back at the I-78 Bridge and retraces its path along the Therman Madiera Switchback and the Etchberger Trail, finishing at the Hamburg Community Park. Race length is 2.5 kilometers and change in elevation is about 25 feet.

WHEN: Saturday June 23, 2018
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Race Start: 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Hamburg Community Park, Second and Island Streets, Hamburg, PA.
Directions: From the east and west, take I-78 to Exit 30 Hamburg. Turn south onto 4th Street and continue 4 blocks south. One block before the first traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Island Street. Continue 2 blocks to the Hamburg Community Park. Look for signs and volunteers.
From the north and south, take PA Route 61 to Hamburg. Turn north onto 4th Street and continue 9 blocks north through Hamburg. One block after the second traffic light, turn LEFT onto Island Street. Continue 2 blocks to the Hamburg Community Park. Look for signs and volunteers.