WE REGRET THERE WILL BE NO PRE-RACE DINNER THIS YEAR. We hope to bring the pre-race dinner back in 2022.

PACKET PICKUP WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, 10/30/21 AT TOFTREES RESORT BETWEEN 5PM AND 8PM. PACKET PICKUP IS NOT RECOMMENDED ON RACE MORNING. Your packet includes your race bib and race shirt. You must wear your race bib. Pins are provided.


If you are traveling from outside the local area, we suggest you plan to arrive on Friday or Saturday so you can have time to relax, review the initial running stages of the course and plan any last minute strategies, and pick up your race packet on Saturday.

Packet Pickup and Drop-bag Dropoff are Saturday 10/30 from 5-8 p.m. at the Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center, located at One Country Club Lane in State College, about 10 minutes via bypass from SR322 & Bear Meadows Road, where the race starts and finishes. The Toftrees phone number is 814-234-8000. Toftrees has a block of rooms reserved at a special rate for race participants. The block is reserved through Sept. 30, and Toftrees will honor the rate after this date if you mention the race name.

Merchandise Expo

An Expo of mOUnTaiNBACK and other fitness manufacturers gear will be set up at Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center on Saturday 10/30 at the packet pickup from 5-8 p.m. See Pre-Race Check-In below for directions. Merchandise will include various Mountainback items (see the Mountainback Store), along with several other vendors (TBA). 100% of proceeds from sales support CommonFood Centre County. 

Pre-Race Dinner


PRE-RACE DINNER: WE REGRET THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A DINNER THIS YEAR. We hope to bring back the Pre-race Dinner in 2022. A highlight of the race weekend, the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK Pre-race Dinner features stories and insights from a noteworthy runner or coach.