Registration for the 2023 Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 is now open! Take advantage of opening rates from September 21 to September 22nd!
About the Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100
The Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 is set for March 18-19, 2023 at Raccoon Creek State Park in Hookstown, PA. The event offers race distances of 20 mile, 100k, 100 mile, and a 100 mile relay. Participants can expect to be challenged by the rolling single track trails around Raccoon Creek State Park. Raccoon Creek State Park is one of Pennsylvania’s largest state parks consisting of 7,572 acres including the beautiful 101-acre Raccoon lake. The Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 supports the Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park, the nonprofit organization that assists in trail and park maintenance.
What’s New for the 2023 Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100
- Visit Beaver County comes on board as Title Partner
Beaver County is an outdoor recreation hub. With beautiful parks and green spaces like Brady’s Run Park, Brush Creek Park, and, of course, Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver County provides something for every outdoor enthusiast. Beaver County’s wide-open spaces, fresh air, rolling hills, hardwood forests, and river valleys are great for a myriad of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, boating, camping, golfing, and more! Wolf Creek Race Management is proud to partner with Visit Beaver County on the Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 because Visit Beaver County is an organization that promotes outdoor recreation and travel which aligns well with Wolf Creek Race Management’s goals.
2. Legendary Ultramarathoner, Dean Karnazes, set for the Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 Mile
Wolf Creek Race Management is proud to announce that Dean Karnazes will be participating in the 2023 Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 in a variety of ways. As a Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 participant, you will have the opportunity to meet Dean Karnazes at his booking signing at the pre-race expo on Friday, March 17, 2023 and then you can join Dean in running the 100 mile race over the weekend! Dean is a New York Times Bestselling author. He has written three books: A Runner’s High, Ultra Marathon Man, and 50/50. Dean is a highly sought-after motivational speaker and has given talks for leading companies including Nike, Apple, Pepsi, Toyota, and Google to name a few. Dean has a litany of running career accomplishments including:
- Winner, Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles across Death Valley in 120-degree temperatures) (2004)
- Ran 350 miles in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep (2005)
- Ran a marathon in each of the 50 states in 50 consecutive days (2006)
- Ran 3,000 miles across the United States in 75 days (2011)
We are very excited to welcome Dean Karnazes to the Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100. Join Dean and run the 100 mile!
3. Exciting new race options: The Trash Panda Double and Midnight 20 Mile!
Inspired by the most common nickname for a Raccoon, the Trash Panda Double, is here! The Trash Panda double includes the Saturday morning 20 mile and the Midnight 20 mile. This a great way for trail runners to challenge themselves and earn the exclusive Trash Panda finisher medal! The Midnight 20 mile provides a great opportunity for trail runners to experience running at night on single-track trails in a safe, controlled environment with numerous aid stations and onsite support. The Midnight 20 mile can be a good option for those looking to do a nighttime training run for an upcoming trail ultra. So whether you’re down for the double or the dark, we’ve got options for you.
4. The Pre-Race Expo
We are excited to announce there will be a pre-race expo this year at a local hotel ballroom featuring endurance sport, food, and apparel vendors among others. Packet pick up will occur at the pre-race expo on Friday, March 17, 2023. The meet & greet and book signing with Dean Karnazes will also occur at the expo. Finally, the expo will be capped off by important race announcements with the race directors at 7:00pm. This is a great time for participants to ask their last-minute questions before race day.
5. Enhanced Aid Stations & Improved Course Design
In addition to offering even more robust aid station options in 2023, the Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 course has been improved! 5 miles of road has been removed from the 100k course and 6 miles of road has been removed from the 100 mile course, making each of the courses 95% trail.
6. Onsite Physical Therapy for all 36 hours
We are proud to announce that Drayer Physical Therapy is the official physical therapy partner of the 2023 Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100! The staff at Drayer Physical Therapy will be onsite for all 36 hours of the event to assist all event participants, regardless of race distance, from 4:00AM on Saturday, March 18 to 4:00PM on Sunday, March 19th.
Experienced Aid Station Crews
We would like to welcome back Trail Sisters Pittsburgh, Outdoor Immersion, and Boy Scout Troop 1396. In addition, Fleet Feet Pittsburgh will be crewing an aid station this year. Trail Sisters Pittsburgh will be managing Mineral Springs, Outdoor Immersion – Riders Ridge, Fleet Fleet Pittsburgh – Forest, and Boy Scout Troop 1396 will be assisting at the start & finish.
Jenny Lee Swirl Bread, Hammer Nutrition, Pittsburgh Pickle Company, and Squirrel’s Nut Butter are once again providing their highly desired products for the Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100! All event finishers will receive a loaf of Pittsburgh’s own Jenny Lee Swirl Bread. Endurance industry leading nutrition company, Hammer Nutrition, is once again the official nutrition partner of the Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100. Participants will once again receive an environmentally friendly, reusable cup to utilize at aid stations throughout the race. Aid stations will feature Hammer’s high-quality endurance products to fuel you throughout race. Looking for a jolt of energy? Pittsburgh Pickle Company’s Picklexir juice is sure to provide just that. In addition to Picklexir juice at aid stations, participants can expect the best damn pickles at every aid station. Squirrel’s Nut Butter will once again be providing their anti-chafe salve for all event participants to keep you chafe free throughout your 20, 62, or 100 miles.
Upcoming Wolf Creek Trail Events
1. New River Gorge Trail Festival Winter Edition 50k & 13.1- Fayetteville, WV – December 3rd, 2022
Experience New River Gorge National Park through this one-of-a-kind event! Starting at the Charlie McCoy Town Park in Fayetteville, West Virginia, this challenging trail race occurs within the National Park, travels through the forest, and loops back to the start, offering views of the river gorge hundreds of feet below. With significant elevation gain, each race offers a difficult yet scenic course. The New River Gorge National Park offers a wide variety of activities and sites to see post-race as well!
2. COMING SOON: Hot Springs Half Marathon -Hot Springs, AR – February 4, 2023
Become an Event Partner
Interested in partnering with the Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100 or another Wolf Creek Race Management event? Contact us today at [email protected] or 724-831-9485.
Questions or comments? Please reach out to [email protected] for more information regarding the 2023 Visit Beaver County Rabid Raccoon 100.