Do you have what it takes? This fall, get ready for an outdoor adrenaline rush. Penn State’s Extreme Stater is ready to meet your adventure-seeking needs and is moving to a new location at the Stone Valley Recreation Area!
On Sunday, October 18, twenty-five teams will compete by racing on an outdoor obstacle course to win prizes and glory. The race will start and finish at the Stone Valley Recreation Area, near the Odyssey III course/boat house (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 Tuesday, September 8th and closes on Friday, October 2nd or when filled. Register at the Office of Student Activities in room 209 A HUB between 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Registration forms may be completed in advance: Extreme Stater Registration Form
Building Your Team
Each Extreme Stater team must consist of four competitors (two males and two females). An event waiver form is required per participant and will be available at the time of registration and must be completed prior to race day. Students 17 or younger will be required to have guardian signature on the waiver.
Who Can Participate?
Participation is open to University Park undergraduate or graduate students. Registration will end when twenty five teams have registered or by September 29.
The race will start and finish at Stone Valley Recreation Area near the Odyssey III course/ boat house area. Stone Valley is located 17 miles from campus. The GPS address is 325 Charter Oak Road Petersburg, PA 16669. See the map below. We will offer bus transportation for students who need it.
How Much Running Is Involved?
About 4.5 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.
Prizes for the top 3 finishing teams:
• 1st place team- $50 gift card/team member to the Penn State Bookstore
• 2nd place team- $40 gift card/team member to the Penn State Bookstore
• 3rd place team- $30 gift card/team member to the Penn State Bookstore
Additional prizes will be randomly distributed in a drawing at the end of the race. All finishers will be eligible for the drawing. Prize donations have been made by the following offices and local businesses*:
Freeze Thaw Cycles
Webster’s Book Store & Cafe
University Health Services
Student Book Store
Penn State Bookstore
*This list is subject to change as additional donations come in.
Who’s Sponsoring Extreme Stater?
Current sponsors of this event include the Association of Residence Hall Students (A R H S), the Kinesiology Club, University Park Undergraduate Association (U P U A), Residence Life, Student Activities, Adventure Recreation, Campus Recreation, 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 9:30 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?
Follow Route 26 West (West College Ave) for 9 miles. At the base of Pine Grove Mountain, turn right on Charter Oak Road. Follow Charter Oak Road for 3 miles. Turn left onto Lodge Lane (Stone Valley West Entrance). Follow the signs for Extreme Stater parking.
Photos from previous Extreme Stater events: