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Events & Races

Trail Running Schedule

Please Check Web Page Before Coming out to the listed Trail Training Runs, Everyone is Welcome.
Looking for volunteers to assist with group runs!

Group A
7-9 minutes/mile (group ave. 8-9 min/mile on trail)
Group B
10 minutes & above (group is as fast as the slowest runner)

Upcoming Group Runs

Date Group Trail Time Starting location
Every Thursday Night Group A. Group B please RSVP Lake Redman 6:00 PM George Street parking lot
If you are interested in running any of the places below, please email Scott at so the run can be posted two weeks ahead of time.
TBD Group A & B Spring Valley County Park 5:30 PM Cross Road Parking Lot
TBD Group A & B Long Level (Shank's Mare) Mason Dixon Trail 5:30 PM Please email for directions. Heading South - doing up & back
TBD Group A & B Rocky Ridge County Park 5:30 PMM Back Parking Lot
TBD Group A My Creek Run 5:30 PPMM Flying Feet Parking Lot
TBD Group A & B Gifford Pinchot State Park 5:30 PM Conewago Day use Area Parking Lot at Boat House

Sunday Morning Group Runs

Date Group Trail Time Starting location
TBD A & B Holtwood Recreation Park, Conestoga Trail 7:00 AM Please e-mail me for the directions & RSVP
TBD Group A & B Long Level (Shank's Mare to Otter Creek Campground & Back [26 miles]), Mason Dixon Trail 7:00 AM Please e-mail me for the directions & RSVP
TBD Group A & B Horse Shoe Trail at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area to Reading For the Dark & Dirty Night Time Run 10:00 AM Please e-mail me for the directions & RSVP
TBD Group A & B Caldenia State Park, Appalachian Trail 7:00 AM Please e-mail me for the directions & RSVP
TBD Group A & B Boiling Springs, Appalachian Trail 7:00 AM Please e-mail me for the directions & RSVP. Running South to Pine Grove and back
TBD Group A & B Conowingo Dam to Lock 12 Creek, Mason Dixon Trail 7:00 AM Please e-mail me for the directions & RSVP.
TBD Group A & B Mount Gretna, Governor Dick Parking Lot 8:00 AM Please e-mail me for the directions & RSVP.

Please e-mail for questions, RSVP and directions.

York Trail Stompers - YRRC Trail Group

There is something new to offer to members of York Road Runners Club. A trail running group was voted in unanimously at the last board meeting. York Trail Stompers was born out of local trail runner Scott Newcomer’s passion for running trails. That passion and his willingness to share with other runners are sure to enhance the existing club with new ideas and new members. You now get two clubs for the price of one. Scott will lead members in scheduled runs on trails throughout the area. The club recognizes trail running is quickly gaining popularity in the area and wants to offer members a new innovative way of enjoying an age old sport. The runs are open to runners of all abilities. Give it a try and you will find yourself challenged in that runner’s high exhilarating way. You will be stimulated by the beauty of our local parks. Negotiating single tracks with natural obstacles logs rocks and such will wake up the inner child in you as well as some muscles that have been forgotten.

York Trail Stompers History

The York Road Runners Club adopted The York Trail Stompers at their Oct. 2010 meeting. The club recognizing trail running is the newest growing sport in York and neighboring counties.

Under the direction of Scott Newcomer a York trail runner and the club invites all runners of all levels to participate. Trails will vary in levels of terrain and difficulty so runners know what they can expect before hitting the trail. Scott is eager to share his trail running passion with others and wants to learn about other runners experiences in return.

Trail Running Info

If you are a new-be to trail running here are things you should be aware of:

  • Feet will get wet at creek crossing
  • No one clears the trails of the debris
  • Bugs could be bad – (not winter time)
  • Run on uneven surfaces all the time (rocks)
  • Expect to run hills on every run
  • Must pick your feet up or you will trip
  • Your pace can be 1 to 3 minutes different due to the terrain
  • Trail shoes do provide more stability and support than road shoes

Places to trail run locally

Here is a list of places to trail run. If you know of other places to trail run please email to add the location. Thanks.

  • Rocky Ridge County Park York, PA
  • William Kain County Park York, PA
  • Nixon County Park York, PA
  • Gifford Pinchot State Park York, PA
  • Mason Dixon Trail PA, MD
  • Spring Valley County Park York, PA
  • John Rudy County Park York, PA
  • Apollo County Park York, PA
  • Codorus State Park Hanover, PA
  • Chickies Rock County Park Lancaster, PA
  • Conestoga Trail Lancaster, PA
  • Horse Shoe Trail PA
  • Appalachian trail PA
  • Mount Gretna Lancaster, PA
  • Gunpowder Falls State Park MD
  • Susquehanna State Park MD
  • Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve Gettysburg, PA

Help maintain local trails

  • Help Maintain the Trails at Gifford Pinchot State Park - TBA
  • Help Maintain York County Parks - For trail schedule check out