A Frigid

Adventure Race

January 23, 2016

7:30 a.m.

McElhattan, PA

January 28, 2017



Combine about 13.5 miles of the toughest terrain in central Pennsylvania with the worst of winter weather.  What do you get?  The Frozen Snot!  It is one tough booger...from the founder of the Megatransect.  In 2014, we added 600+ of elevation gain for a total climb of over 5,500 feet over roughly a half marathon length-the 2015 course remains the same.


The Next FROZEN SNOT is January 28, 2017.  Registration starts November 15, 2016!


So what is The Frozen Snot?  It is a 13.5-mile trek, trail run, hike, adventure race or what ever you want to call it.  In 2015 we started to morph more toward an adventure race as not much of the course is all that runable.  We have selected the worst that Bald Eagle Mountain provides and scheduled it during what is usually the coldest week of the year.  It is aimed at the hardcore trail runner and hardy hiker.  By hardcore we don't mean "elite" or necessarily fast, but rather a person that is ready for the most daunting 13.5-mile course we could devise in these parts.  The day could be freezing rain on top of a foot of snow or it might just be a bracing, bright winter's day out on a hard and fast rocky surface.

A fair amount of the route is on established trails used by the Boulder Beast and Eagle Trek.  Some of the route, though, travels ground that is really only passable (except to the diehard bushwacker) in the winter.  The course will be well-marked, but not "manicured".  Expect four stream crossings which may, or may not, be frozen.   Check out the Course page for more details.

New this year, you can choose the regular course (about 13.5 miles) or, by popular demand, a "short course" of about 8.3 miles.  Choose your preference when you register.


Length: 13.5 +/- miles

Total Elevation Gain: 5,600 + feet

Elevation Gain Per Mile: 407 feet

Toughest Single Climb: 1,300 feet (The Beast - ground distance 2,900 feet)

Aid Stations: ONE at Zindel Park


Length: 8.3 +/- miles

Total Elevation Gain: 3,775 + feet

Elevation Gain Per Mile: 454 feet

Toughest Single Climb: 1,100 feet (Barb's KMA Trail - about 1 mile)

Aid Stations: ONE at Zindel Park


Saturday, January 23, 2016 - The Frozen Snot - U. S. Army Reserve Center, McElhattan, PA

6:00 a.m. - Registration Starts

6:00 a.m. - Breakfast (old fashioned oatmeal, bagels, coffee, hot chocolate)

7:30 a.m. - THE START

11:30 a.m. - Begin post event food and refreshments (chowder, pierogies, salad, pizza, desserts)

4:30 p.m. - Course Closes (all participants off)


Official Sponsor:  City of Lock Haven, PA