We're thrilled to bring back the Pre-Race Dinner for 2022! You'll want to attend to catch the remarks and insights of our special guest speaker, the unstoppable and inspiring ultramarathon runner Don Halke. The buffet dinner is on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Toftress Gold Resort! Details below, be sure to RSVP no later than Oct. 10 to reserve your seat!

PACKET PICKUP WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, 10/15/22 AT TOFTREES RESORT BETWEEN 5PM AND 8PM. Due to a tight schedule on race morning, do whatever you need to, to get your packet on Saturday. There simply isn't time on race day before the start. Relay Teams: Any member of your team may pick up the packets for your team. 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 10/15 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.

Accommodations. 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. You can view additional options on our Accommodations page.

Merchandise Expo

An Expo of mOUnTaiNBACK and other fitness manufacturers gear will be set up at Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center on Saturday 10/15 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 other vendors. 100% of proceeds from sales support the Dyslexia Reading Center of Central PA. 

Pre-Race Dinner

We're thrilled to bring back the Pre-race Dinner for 2022! Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and catch the wisdom and humor of our special guest speaker, ultramarathon runner Don Halke. Dinner hours are 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Oct. 15. Be sure to make your reservation by Oct. 10. Reservations are $25 per seat and can be reserved by emailing info@tusseymountainback.com (subject line PRERACE DINNER) with names and number of seats or by calling 814-424-1314. You can also prepay by check made to "MTB50" and mailed to MTB50, 103 E. Hamilton Ave., State College, PA 16801. We look forward to welcoming you!