“Wilderness areas are first of all a series of sanctuaries for the primitive arts of wilderness travel… I suppose some will wish to debate whether it is important to keep these primitive arts alive. I shall not debate it. Either you know it in your bones, or you are very, very old.”
-Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
The best part of adventuring is the stories.
That time you were packrafting down a remote river and spotted a deer chasing a Canadian lynx up the bank…
That sunrise over the Catskills, when the red and yellow leaves sparkled with frost…
Those trail angels you encountered, when everyone on the team had run out of food, and you were still miles from the TA…
That night you and your teammates came together to overcome insurmountable odds and made it to the finish line, with seconds to spare…
This race is for the stories.
The Stockville is a two-day foot and navigation event, inspired by the mountain marathons of Europe and the UK. Each morning, racers will receive maps of a linear, point-to-point course that will take them through the wilds of Pennsylvania’s Michaux State Forest. The final checkpoint on Day 1 – and the start location for Day 2 – will be at midcamp, a community campout where we’ll come together over roasted marshmallows to bask in the wonder of our collective adventures.
Racers will be required to carry all food and gear for the duration of the event. Tents and cooking supplies will be transported to midcamp.
Distance estimates are as follows:
- Date: October 12-13, 2019
- Time: Registration will open at 7am on Saturday, with the race beginning at 8am.
- Where: Michaux State Forest
- Team Size: 2-4 racers (no solos)
- $90 per racer until August 31, 2019
- $110 per racer September 1 through October 10, 2019 (no race day registration)
Saturday night camping and midcamp snacks are included in the registration fee. T-shirts guaranteed through September 20.
Gear List: Available here!
Race Designer: Abby Perkiss and Brent Freedland