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 certain 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 Tuesday, September 6th and closes on Wednesday, September 28th or when filled. Register at the Adventure Recreation office in White Building between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Registration forms will be available here soon.
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 28th.
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 are currently being determined. Stay tuned!
Additional 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?
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: