In keeping with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's mission, this unique race celebrates the connection between land and water.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
5 miles on the trail plus 2+ miles on the creek
Two-person Team Race -OR- Solo Challenge
Location: Start at The Conservancy
Check-in opens: 7:30 am
Event start: 9:00 am
Flood-date: May 4th*
Member-Only Registration Open Now!
Member Only Early Bird Registration: January 8 - 20
Early Bird Registration: January 21 - February 3
Regular Registration: February 4 - April 19
*The Lenape Challenge will be held rain or shine. However, if weather conditions (e.g. high creek levels) make it unsafe to hold the race on the 27th, the race will be held on May 4th. Please make sure you are available for both dates.
Participants will start at the Conservancy's Brownstone Barn and enjoy a mighty dash through the fields, woods and trails of Schwenksville to Spring Mountain. After scrambling up the steep side of the hill, you'll run through a wooded mountain top path studded with diabase boulders. And with what's left in your legs you'll tackle the descent back down to the canoes.
Next you are off to paddle hard for 2+ miles on the Perkiomen to the finish!
Are you in?
Registration fee includes:
Canoe (teams) or kayak (solo), paddle and life vest provided
Lenape tech t-shirt
Post race nosh
Prizes awarded for Grand Champion plus top three finishers in each category.
A zestfully good time
Team Challenge (per person):
Early bird: $75 nonmembers/$60 members
Regular: $80 nonmembers/$65 members
Early bird: $85 nonmember/$75 member
Regular: $90 nonmember/$80 member
Late: $95nonmember/$85 member
Questions? Please call 610.287.9383
Race Profile for Running Portion
This wouldn't be a great event without the cooperation and assistance of our neighbors and friends. Thank you very much to Cabin Craft Ski Shop, Lower Frederick Township, Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services, Pennypacker Mills, Perkiomen Township, Schwenksville Borough, Spring Mountain Adventure Corp, Telford Diving Unit, Upper Salford Township, Wilderness Canoes and Take It Outdoor Adventures!
And many thanks for the hard work and dedication of the Conservancy's Special Events Committee: Pam Bowen, Garrett Burch, Pete Dixon, Tommy Gamble, Emma Gamble, Lori Horning, Jen Isett, Preston Luitweiler, Tom Maslany and Steve Oehlert.
Thanks so much to our 2018 Sponsors!
And In-kind Donors: Kimberton Whole Foods, Landis Supermarket - Harleysville, North Penn Water Authority, Redner's Warehouse Markets, Road ID, Wegman's