Hosted annually by the NCTA Allegheny National Forest Chapter, the Allegheny 100 Challenge (A-100) is an unsupported endurance hiking challenge with no timekeepers, no aid stations, and no finish line other than the one hikers set for themselves.
The event challenges hikers to traverse 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles along the North Country National Scenic Trail through the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in 50 hours, always beginning at 6:00 p.m. on a Friday and ending at 8:00 p.m. the following Sunday. Each year, the starting direction changes (south to north then north to south) to give hikers a chance to see the whole section of Trail.
The 2023 A-100 Challenge will take place June 9-11 and will run from south to north.
There will be no lottery for the 2023 A-100. Registration will be open Friday, March 10 at 12:00 p.m. (ET) through Friday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m. (ET) or when the participant limit has been reached. The registration fee is $80. This does not include membership to the NCTA. Payment will be due at the time of registration, along with all other important, personal information needed for your participation.
Please note the registration deadlines and know there is no wait list
. Walk-ins the day of the event will be accepted but are entirely responsible for their own transportation. Each shuttle bus has a list of participants that are to be on that bus and space is extremely limited. No one who has not preregistered will be allowed on the shuttle bus. Walk-ins may or may not receive a participant shirt depending on availability. Any hiker who is less than 18 years old by the first day of the challenge must hike with an adult (18 or older) during the A-100 Challenge. Minor registrants must provide that adult’s name at the time of registration, and the event waiver
must be signed by the parent or guardian. For more information, please review the Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge FAQ
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