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 14, 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 7th and closes on Friday, September 29th or when filled. Register in 201 Student Health Center (Health Promotion & Wellness) between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Cash or check are accepted. The cost for the event is $25/person (100 for the team). Registration form available here – 2017 Extreme Stater Registration Form
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, available here – 2017 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.
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.
Bus Transportation If you plan to take the bus, your name must be on the list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Bus pick up location and departure is at 8:30 a.m. in front of the HUB. Be on time, the bus will not wait for you.
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.
First, second and third place teams, 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! You must be present to win.
Who’s Sponsoring Extreme Stater?
- Appalachian Outdoors
- Bagel Crust
- Campus Recreation and Health Promotion and Wellness
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- The Family Clothesline
- Freeze Thaw
- Pendergast Safety Equipment Company
- Penn State Campus Dining
- PYP Studio
- Rapid Transit Sports
- The Running Place
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 between 9:15 – 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). Proceed to 26 South by turning left up Pine Grove Mountain. 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: