Chilli Challenge


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022

THE “CHILLI” RETURNS!!!

The “Chilli” is the one that started it all.  The original race in what would eventually become the Montour Area Recreation Commission’s River Towns Race Series, the Chilli is a central PA classic. Held at the Montour Preserve’s beautiful Lake Chillisquaque (our namesake), the Chilli combines biking some of the most scenic roads in Montour and Columbia Counties with paddling the lake and running the lakeside trails.  The Chilli is great fall fun for the whole family.

Join us at the Montour Preserve on Saturday, October 1, 2022!

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 2022

EVENT DETAILS

DATE

Saturday, October 1, 2022

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

11:59pm EST September 4, 2022 for t-shirts
11:59pm EST September 23, 2022 w/ no t-shirt (IF NOT SOLD OUT IN ADVANCE)
NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION

EVENT PARKING

Montour Preserve Heron Cove, Sportsmans Rd, Danville, PA 17821 USA

MAXIMUM FIELD SIZE

200 (no day-of-race registration)

PACKET PICK-UP/CHECK-IN

7:30am – 8:50am

START TIME

9:00am

START/FINISH LOCATION

Montour Preserve Heron Cove, Sportsmans Rd, Danville, PA 17821 USA

RACE AMENITIES

  • Free parking
  • Full race support (aid stations, restrooms, bike sag support, water rescue units, etc.)
  • custom performance t-shirts (if registered by 11:59pm EST September 4, 2022)
  • pre-race & post-race coffee from Bason Coffee Roasting
  • post-race hot food
  • professional race management by the Montour Area Recreation Commission
  • professional chip timing by Falcon Race Timing
  • unique awards for overall individual male and female finishers, 2-person and 3-person teams; ‘Chilli Cup’ to the 4-person Ironman team
  • Medical support provided by the Geisinger Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine program
  • finishers’ medals for all finishers
  • Race profits benefit MARC’s operation and maintenance of the Montour Preserve

RACE CATEGORIES AND COSTS

 

RACE SUMMARY AND MAP

19.3 mile bicycle, 2.2 mile paddle, and 4.6 mile trail run

NOTE: Pets are not allowed at the Montour Preserve.  As much as we love pets too, we ask that you please leave them at home during the race.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

QUESTION:

I’ve already registered, but now I can’t make it to the race. Can I get a refund?

ANSWER:

Refunds are given only if the race in cancelled by the organizers.  Otherwise, once fees are paid, they will not be refunded for any other reason.

QUESTION:

Do you allow athletes to transfer their entry to another person (allowing for a substitution of athletes)?

ANSWER:

Yes, provided this transfer is made at least five days prior to the event.  If the substitute person does not attend on race day, no refunds or credits of any kind will be available.  To request a transfer, contact Bob Stoudt at RStoudt@MontourRec.com.

QUESTION:

Are races ever cancelled, and if so, how do I find out the latest news?

ANSWER:

While it’s possible to have a cancellation or weather-related postponement, it’s extremely unlikely.  Any cancellation or postponement will be posted on this website and will also be emailed to all race registrants.

QUESTION:

I left something at a race.  What should I do?

ANSWER:

Please contact Bob Stoudt at RStoudt@MontourRec.com.

QUESTION:

What if I get hurt?

ANSWER

Racing can be dangerous! No person should enter a race of any type without carefully considering the risks involved. Your consideration should include factors that are completely out of the normal range of consideration. You could be hit by a car. You could fall. You could run into another runner or be run into by them. You could be hit by lightning. Although the organizers of the race spend months putting systems in place to make the race as safe as possible, there are ALWAYS RISKS. You should participate in each race at a level that keeps you in control of your safety. Always exercise caution and restraint on the course. Any racer found by the Race Director to be behaving irresponsibly will be disqualified immediately and ordered to leave the race. WHEN YOU SIGN-UP FOR THIS RACE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE POTENTIAL FOR INJURY AS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. You are saying that you alone accept this potential risk and are willfully participating at your own risk. You are accepting ANYTHING that could happen on the race course regardless of events leading to the dangerous condition, including negligence. YOU ARE AGREEING TO HOLD ALL PEOPLE, GROUPS, BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATION HARMLESS.

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!

Are you coming in from out of town and need somewhere to stay? Maybe you need recommendations for somewhere to eat or play while you’re in town? The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau will help you find just what you need.

 

– – – CHILLI CHALLENGE SUPPORTERS – – –

The Chilli Challenge is made possible through the hard work and support of many different groups.  Please thank our sponsors and supporters by supporting them as well.

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