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Schuylkill River 50k Relay & Ultra

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Route description
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The Schuylkill River Relay is a 50 kilometer race that starts and ends at Saint Michael's Park ​which adjoins Lock 60 in Mont Clare, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Adjacent to Phoenixville.

Runners will follow the Schuylkill River Trail through scenic Montgomery County and the Valley Forge National Park all the way to Conshohocken where they will turn around at the Conshohocken Brewing Company

Leg Descriptions

LEG 1– 4.0 miles from Saint Michaels to Pawlings Road Trailhead
All Runners will start on Towpath Road 40.137579, -75.509066 – this is the only section of the course that has packed stone for the first 1.5 miles. Trail bends after leaving the canal path, follow signs to right
The only hill is in final ¼ mile after the SRT/Perkiomen Trail split-
At the SRT/Perkiomen Trail split follow signs to the left towards Philadelphia, up the hill and across the bridge, handoff is immediately following the bridge.

LEG 2– 5.8 miles from Pawlings Road Trailhead to Riverfront Park Norristown
Trail is paved for remainder of race
River Front Park is accessed by a small set of stairs leading down to the parking area
Look for the 2×2 Schuylkill River Relay Sign

LEG 3– 5.4 miles from River Front Park to Conshohocken Brewing Company
Paved Trail – last leg to the halfway point
CAUTION when crossing small driveways
Bathrooms available at Conshohocken Brewing Company

LEG 4– 5.4 miles from Conshohocken Brewing Company to River Front Park
CAUTION when crossing small driveways and roads, they are not marshalled.

LEG 5– 5.8 miles from Riverfront Park Norristown to Pawlings Road Trailhead
Flat and fast all the way to Norristown exchange just over the bridge

LEG 6– 4.6 miles from Pawlings Road Trailhead to the FINISH LINE
Cross Bridge and follow bend down to the river and follow the signs for the SRT.
The final 2.5 miles switch between packed gravel and paved macadam
Continue on the SRT trail until underpass at Route29, course marshalled, follow Tow Path across the canal, and through the woods to St. Mikes Grove, until you victoriously cross the finish line

Logistics and schedule

Packet Pick Up

Thursday at Sly Fox Phoenixville 6pm-9pm and on Race Day Starting at 8am at St Mikes under the pavilions at the finish line area. Teams are able to pick up for their entire team. please know your bib number and ordered shirt size.


Runners will start in waves beginning atTow Path Road near Saint Michael’s Park.
Waves start at 9am (based on your self declared finishing estimate that you provided during registration, with those expecting the longer times starting first). All runners will be on course by 10:45 am. Teams will be assigned a start time based on expected completion.


1) Start and Finish & festival parking

Saint Michaels Grove, 400 Jacobs Street, Mont Clare PA 19403

GPS- 40°08'25.5"N 75°30'30.0"W

Start line is on Tow Path Road, 40.137579, -75.509066

Give yourself time to walk from the parking area to the start line. its about 1k away.

2) Transition Point 1 and 5

2nd and 6th Leg Transition-

Pawlings Road and Station Ave, SRT Trail Head

Street Address 1350 Pawlings Road, Audubon PA 19403\_heads/pawlings-road/

GPS - 40°06'54.5"N 75°27'19.4"W

Look for the 2’x2’ Schuylkill River Relay Banner and follow side trail into trailhead parking lot.

Plenty of Parking, Portapot on site.

3) Transition Point 2 and 4

3rd and 5th Leg Transition-

Riverfront Park, Norristown

100 Haws Ave Norristown, PA 19401

GPS- 40°06'57.8"N 75°21'20.2"W

Look for the 2’x2’ Schuylkill River Relay Banner and follow the stairs down to the parking area.

4) Transition Point 3

4th Leg Transition-

Conshohocken Brewing Company (rear)

739 E Elm St, Conshohocken, PA 19428

GPS- 40°04'25.8"N 75°17'33.5"W

This is the Turnaround point for the Relay. Indoor Bathrooms available & beer. Timing team, Relay volunteer will be located next to the Conshohocken Brewing Company Deck and refreshments will be available. Plenty of parking in 500 feet past the front of brewery in the Spring Mill Corporate Complex.


Each team and ultra will have a chipped time tri bracelet. Aid stations will be available at each transition point.

Water stations will not be staged on the actual trail (will be in adjoining parking lot look for the SRT 50k Banners).

Race Timing is provided for 8 hours- 9am till 5pm. The race is chip timed.

Along the course will be ScoutFoto to capture handoff pictures. At the finish line there will be a staff photographer all afternoon to document your finish line victory and celebratory beers and horseshoes!


Spectators are welcome!

How to get there

304 Jacob St, Mont Clare, PA 19453, USA

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Start and Finish (and festival parking)
Saint Michaels Grove
400 Jacobs Street, Mont Clare PA 19403
GPS- 40°08’25.5″N 75°30’30.0″W
Start line is on Tow Path Road, 40.137579, -75.509066

Teams are required to supply their own transportation to each transition point.

Frequently asked questions
What is the Course Time Limit?
- All runners have 8 hours to complete the course. 2. What if I have 5 members or 2,
or 4?
- Due to logistics with Timing, we only have registration options of Solo, 3 person and 6 person. So teams of 5 will register for the 6 person team and one person will run two legs. 3.
Water Stops?
- Because of the nature of the trail and it's limited access, aid stations will only be located at the transition points. Runners must carry water with them for each leg. Water, Bananas, Portapotties etc will be provided at the transition points.4.
How does Pricing work?
- Pricing is per team. The team captain will pay for the team and then the teammates will sign up using a special password for no additional cost. So you can charge your team as much as you want!5.
Where are the relay hand offs?
- All transitions will be mapped out and sent to teams prior to race day- since the race is an out and back we will have 3 transition points, Pawlings Road Trailhead, River Front Park in Norristown, and Conshocken Brewing Company. Please note, Pawlings Road and River Front park are used in each direction.6.
- Teams are required to provide their own transportation to transition points. Points are mentioned above and mapped out on the relay details page. 7.
- Unfortunately due to the logistics of the race we cannot allow strollers.8.
Is the trail closed to public use?
- ABSOLUTELY NOT. This is a public trail, and remains open to the public throughout the duration.9. SWAG - 3/15 is the guaranteed shirt size cut off date- after that shirts are available in listed sizes only. Each runner will receive the corresponding neck medal for the leg of the race they ran- Ultras receive all 3! If additional medals are available, you will be able to complete your medal with a donation to our charity10. Awards - Winning Team Batons. Each runner from the place finishing teams will also be awarded a prized race baton. Place finishing teams will be broken out from 3 or 6 runners into 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for Male, Female and Co-ed Teams. ​
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