10K Trail Run
9AM, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Cloudy, a bit of drizzle, a great day to run! Hosted by the historic Tyler Arboretum and presented by the Delaware County Road Runners Club, the race is part of the USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Off-Road Running Series.
Runners face a flat half-mile sprint from behind the Tyler barn to the first set of hills, and then volunteer marshals and path markings guide them around the arboretum and back to the finish line. In 2019 Matt Lipsey was the top male finisher at 36:49 and Laura Lunardi was the top female at 45:22. The 10-kilometer course (6.2 miles) is both fast and challenging for the fittest trail runner and a fun experience for novices, due to its combination of wide paths, frequent elevation changes and shallow creek crossings.
The race represents an opportunity for the Tyler Arboretum to showcase its 650 acres of beautiful gardens, fields and trees to runners and their families, who may enjoy the grounds for the rest of race day. A sizable portion of each registration benefits the year-round programs of the arboretum. For the runners, it’s a day to compete in beautiful surroundings and socialize afterwards with friends over a hot drink and snacks.
Thanks to you and the Delco RRC for putting on another great race. The course can't be beat; and the on-course signage, markings and volunteer support were exceptional, as always (the proverbial blind man couldn't get off course in your race!). --Paul M.
MAKE THE COURSE HARDER
--Darryl Weaver, Overall Champion, 2014
I loved the race. And the blanket too!
I'm going to recommend it to my running club.
"They (race organizers) do a fantastic job and the execution is impeccable.The course is really hard and I never know where the hell I am in the course.... just trying to keep my eyes on the runner in front of me (and the constantly shifting terrain)"