Hey Penn Staters! How extreme can you be? This fall, push your limits with three other teammates to work through an outdoor obstacle course. Stone Valley Recreational Area is ready to meet your adventure-seeking needs!
On Saturday, October 15, twenty-five teams will strategize their way through obstacles with various point values. The race is located at Stone Valley Recreation Area (located 17 miles from campus). Bus transportation will be provided for students who need it. The course will feature running, climbing, canoeing, team obstacles and other extreme encounters. Be prepared to challenge your mind and body in ways the classroom can’t!
Registration opens on Thursday, September 8th and closes on Friday, September 30th or when filled. Register in the Adventure Recreation office in 133A White Building between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The cost is $20 per participant (a total of $80 per team). Registration forms are available here.
Building Your Team
Each Extreme Stater team must consist of four competitors (two males and two females). Every participant must complete an Extreme Stater Waiver. Students who are 17 or younger will be required to have a guardian signature on the waiver.
Who Can Participate?
Participation is open to University Park undergraduate or graduate students.
Competitive? Not Competitive? This year, you choose your ‘class’. Maybe you want to compete, maybe you just want to complete. All are welcome to this event!
The race will start and finish at Stone Valley Recreation Area near the Odyssey III course/ boat house area. See the map below. We will offer bus transportation for students who need it.
How Much Running Is Involved?
About 3-4 miles.
What are the Prizes and Do We Get Swag?
The registration fee includes an event t-shirt and a chance to win a variety of prizes.
- Yoga mugs from Webster’s Bookstore Cafe
- Water bottles, hats, bags and more from Appalachian Outdoors
- Penn State Swag from The Student Bookstore
- Dining passes from on-campus Residence Dining
- Personal Training passes from Penn State Strength
- Penn State merchandise from McLanahan’s
- Bike Helmets from Penn State Health Promotion and Wellness
- Gift cards from Anthym running
- And much more!! We’ll keep you updated as more prizes come in!
First, second and third place teams, in the competitive class, are presented gift cards.
Prizes will be randomly distributed in a drawing at the end of the race. All finishers will be eligible for the drawing!
Who’s Sponsoring Extreme Stater? Adventure Recreation, Stone Valley Recreation Area, and University Health Services.
What’s the Start Time and When Do We Check In?
The event will start at 10:00 a.m. Teams must check in at the registration table near the Odyssey III course/boat house area by 9:45 am. All team members must be present at the time of check in. Carpooling is recommended. There is limited parking on site.
What if it rains? The race will be held rain or shine.
Where is Stone Valley?
Approximately 17 miles from campus. The GPS address is 325 Charter Oak Road Petersburg, PA 16669. Follow Route 26 West (West College Ave). At the base of Pine Grove Mountain, turn right on Charter Oak Road. Follow Charter Oak Road and then turn left onto Lodge Lane (Stone Valley West Entrance). Follow the signs for Extreme Stater parking.
Photos from previous Extreme Stater events: