Registration is OPEN for the 2021 Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK!

Good news! We have received authorization from the Bureau of Forestry to conduct our event with normal capacity. Relay teams of 2-8 persons may participate.

IMPORTANT: Participants, crews, spectators and volunteers must adhere to specific safeguards. Social distancing is required by all and at all times. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask at all times, including when stopped at aid stations, except when running on the course between aid stations. If you are fully vaccinated, we recommend that you wear a mask when traveling in a vehicle with other runners and when talking with other runners. There is still COVID-19 infection happening. Do all you can to protect the health and safety of yourself and your neighbors!

You will note a date change for this year's event, which was made due to a change in the local sports schedule. Since this year's race will be held Oct. 31, which is Halloween, we will have a Costume Contest! Categories include: Best Individual Costume, Best Team Costume, and Best Aid Station Costume. So feel free to get creative!

The Discovery Training Series, eight free group runs covering the entire 50-mile course over 8 Saturday mornings, begins Sept. 4. Visit the Events page for details, distances and directions. Just for the hill of it!


 Results of 2020 Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK:

Overall Winners:

Women's             Men's
 1. Miquela Ingalls 7:49:32   1. Brock Butler 6:24:45
 2. Kathleen Cusick 8:01:33   2. Paul Jacobs 6:26:37
 3. Jill Roper 9:13:33   3. Matthew Vosburgh 6:29:22


2020 Results by Category


2020 Race Photos

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Overall Women's Winner Miquela Ingalls (7:49:32)

 Overall Men's Winner Brock Butler (6:24:45)


David Kennedy (#44) and fellow Penn State XC Club runner Carl Hill.


Penn State XC Club often has a strong showing of runners and support!

Supra Team "Kids For Sale" with their prized possessions

The oldest and youngest competitors, Kaylee Frederick (15 yrs old) and
George Etzweiler (100 yrs old!)

Check out the Tyler Andrews' blog post on winning
the 2019 Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK! 


 Ultrafinishers podcast interview with Clint Gyory on the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK

Check out the book by local authors Tom Whipple and Bob Eckhardt: 

"The Endurance Paradox: Bone Health for the Endurance Athlete"


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