February 16, 2021

Ghost Creek Half Marathon

You’ll Never Run Alone

Experience Pennsylvania’s 2020 Trail of the Year – the Ghost Town Trail! The half marathon course travels through the scenic Blacklick Creek Valley. In the past, this area was full of small mining and logging communities. Today, much of the valley has been reclaimed by nature. There are some remaining signs of these towns along the trail. The Ghost Town Trail is a must-visit destination! 

Location:Ghost Town Trail, Saylor Park, Black Lick, PA
Date:May 2, 2021
Terrain:Crushed Limestone Rail Trail
Typical Weather:40-68 degrees
Course Type:Out & Back
Race Start Time:8:00-8:30 AM
Registration Opens:February 24, 2021
Stroller Friendly:No
Pet Friendly:No


Opening: $55 (February 24 – February 26)

Early: $65 (February 27 – March 14)

Regular: $75 (March 15- April 9)

Late: $85 (April 10 – May 1)

Course Map

Packet Pickup

Race Day: Available from 6:30 to 8:30 AM at the Start/Finish Area.


Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Indiana (714 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705)

Follow this link and enter code: GCHM21 to book your room for a special $119 rate. The standard rate is $151.

Other Lodging Options (Distance from Start/Finish)


Check for flights into these local airports:


  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  • Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)


  • Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (LBE)
  • Johnstown – Cambria County Airport (JST)
  • Altoona – Blair County Airport (AOO)

Other Local Attractions

Jimmy Stewart Museum (11 miles)

Conemaugh Lake National Recreation Area (15 miles)

Keystone State Park (15 miles)

Johnstown Flood Museum (23 miles)

Johnstown Inclined Plane (24 miles)

Fort Ligonier ( 25 miles)

Directions to Start/Finish Area


2021 Results