4th Annual Dam Scramble
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The Dam Scramble is an endurance trail challenge at the Curwensville Lake Recreation Area that will be held August 24th, 2013 at 8:30 AM. Participants can choose to take the shorter course of 11miles or the longer 18 mile course.
The majority of the course will be on single-track trails through the woods with many beautiful views of Curwensville Lake. Hills abound to get the heart pumping while leaving plenty of runnable surface.
We want you to have a challenging and rewarding “scramble” around the lake! While the challenge welcomes both hikers and runners, this will not be your average “walk in the woods” so please only attempt this if you are sufficiently trained.
**The Dam Scramble is now a part of the 2013 Trail Runner Trophy Series!**
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Map and Course Description
The 2013 Scramble course will remain pretty much the same as the 2012 course. Follow these links to view approximate maps of the Dam Scramble Course which include the elevation profiles. Since the trails are so close to one another, participants will be running more mileage than what is shown on these maps. These views are for you, the runner, to get a feel of the terrain you will be experiencing. For the participants doing the Short Course, you will turn away from the Part 1 Course around mile 5.5 and head up a very steep hill and eventually onto the Part 2 portion of the route. Long Course participants will complete the remaining portion of the Part 1 of the course before finishing Part 2 of the course.
We also plotted the course on an aerial map of Curwensville Dam to give you an idea of where the trails will be going. ALL runners will start and finish at Pavilion 4 (green and checkered flags). On this map, the orange trail is the Long Course while the purple trail is the Short Course.
Currently, in the field the trails are marked with blue ribbon which ALL runners will be following. There will be a person at the split to direct runners where to go based on which course they are taking. Remember, keep the blue ribbons on your RIGHT AT ALL TIMES and ONLY FOLLOW THE RIBBONS, DON'T FOLLOW OTHER RUNNERS! Some of the trails are in close proximity to one another so the runner you are seeing may be on a different trail than you!
Race Day Details
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Since we will not have the bibs or timing chip available until Saturday morning, we are encouraging everyone to plan on coming to packet pick up Saturday morning rather than Friday evening to get everything you will need at one time.
Don’t forget though, if you do come in on Friday there is camping available at the Curwensville Lake. Please visit them online or call them at 1-800-326-9051 for more information.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
7:00-8:15am – Packet, bib, and timing chip pick-up at Pavilion #4
8:25am – Line up for Race briefing at Pavilion #4: make sure you're there!
8:30am – Race starts!
How to Register:
**Download Individual Registration and Waiver Form to print and mail to us**
Included with your registration:
- Event shirt & goody bag
- Finisher's medal
- Chip timing by PA Runners
- Homemade meal (Tickets for others can be purchased the day of the event for $6)
- Admission into Curwensville Lake
- Massage Therapists at race finish
- On course support
- Food and drink stations
- Emergency volunteers and planned rescue points along the course
*Shower passes after the race will be available at the Curwensville Lake Office for $3.*
Camping is available at the lake for tents and campers. Please visit Curwensville Lake for more information or call 1-800-326-9051 for fees and reservations.
Boating & Fishing access are also available at the Lake. There are no horsepower restrictions so bring your boat and your fishing gear and take to the water via the marina. There are also plenty of areas to fish from the shore, as well as, a handicapped accessible fishing area near the marina.
Swimming is available at the beach area near Pavilion #5; however, no life guard will be on duty so it is swim at your own risk. Bring your suit and relax on the beach or jump in after the race to cool off!
Come and enjoy all that Curwensville Lake has to offer. There are plenty of activities that will allow you to make a fun-filled weekend out of it!
A big thank you to all of our sponsors for helping to make the Dam Scramble possible!