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The 5th Annual  SHADES OF DEATH 10 MILER will take place on 10/26/2024.  It will be a challenging, hilly, 10 mile loop backroad run/hike located in Avella, PA. It will start and finish at the Polar Star Club.  70% of the run will be on a lightly traveled dirt/gravel road with about 30% on paved roads.

Over 1200' of Ascent and 1200' of Descent. Within the first mile you will tackle the longest and steepest uphill of the run @ +14.5% grade / 1.5 miles long. 

There will be a 4-hour cutoff to finish. Aid stations will be located near mile 3, 6, and 8.

The run/walk will take you on multiple back roads including Shades Of Death Rd, with scenic views of farms and forests. Near the end of the run you will pass by Meadowcroft Rock shelter which is an archaeological site that contains the earliest known evidence of human existence in North America.


You are invited to stick around after the race for a meal (included for racers), drinks, and live music!!

All donations and profits will benefit area Volunteer Fire Departments.

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