Trail Runs for Leaf Lookers

Mountain Graphics is excited to support two trail events this month in Tioga County! This Saturday, October 13th, outdoor junkies will flock to the Tioga State Forest to tackle the Green Monster Trail Challenge.

Green Monster Sign

There’s a 50k course with 7,000 feet of torture elevation and a (much more reasonable) 25K course with only 4,000 feet of hill climbing. There’s a reason they call it ‘One Ugly Mountain Race!’

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Mountain Graphics’ fearless leader, Mark, at the start of the 2012 Green Monster

Check out the shirts we printed for the event:

Green Monster shirts hot off the press!

Green Monster shirts hot off the press!

That same day and only a few miles away, the Trail Challenge at Ives Run will take place. This 4 mile run/hike takes off from Hammond Lake and follows 3 different trails through the woods.

Shirts for the Ives Run Trail Challenge

Shirts for the Ives Run Trail Challenge

With foliage season about to peak, both events should offer some spectacular scenery! Get out and hike!

Triple the dirt, triple the fun…

As a company that makes clothing inspired by the outdoors, you might imagine we’re a bit crazy for the Great Outdoors ourselves.  We get really excited about outdoor events in our local community.  We’re proud to be supporting three races in the Wellsboro area this month.

The Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge in Asaph takes place this Saturday September 7th. Hardcore riders can take part in the 22 mile long course, while beginners (like me!) do the 12 mile short course. Both courses offer lots of single track, tough hill climbs and gorgeous views. Here’s the shirt for this year’s race…

Hot off the press!

Hot off the press!

Here are a few pics from last year’s race. I know what you’re asking yourself… “where can I buy that adorable blue jersey“? Mountain Graphics, of course!

Riders take off at the start of the 2012 Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge

Riders take off at the start of the 2012 Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge

Volunteers Todd and Kris after sweeping the course. The monsoon that swept through at the start of the course made it just a little bit muddy that day...

Volunteers Todd and Kris after sweeping the course. The monsoon that swept through at the start of the race made it just a little bit muddy that day…

That very same day, and right next to the Mountain Bike Race, crazy people ultra runners can tackle 100 miles or 100 kilometers at the Pine Creek Challenge. This race takes place on the local Rail Trail which runs through the Pine Creek Gorge, aka the PA Grand Canyon. If you like running all day (and all night) through gorgeous scenery, this event is for you!

The view from Colton Point overlooking the Pine Creek Gorge and the Rail Trail

The view from Colton Point overlooking the Pine Creek Gorge and the Rail Trail

If Triathlons are more your style, the Step Outdoors TRYathlon takes place Septempber 21st at Hills Creek State Park. This is a Run (3 miles), Paddle (1.75 miles), Bike (8 miles) event which can be done solo or as part of a team. We’ve done this one as a team three times and I can attest to the fact that it’s a beautiful course and a lot of fun!

View of the Lake from Lake Side Trail...the run portion of the tryathlon

View of the Lake from Lake Side Trail…the run portion of the tryathlon

Good luck to everyone running, riding, or paddling in these events or in your hometown. See you out on the Trails!