Tapped for Sap
Come sample some of the sweetest single-track in Western PA at the Tapped for Sap 25k! Join runners and hikers this spring to celebrate the trails of Brady’s Run Park. Nearly all the park’s 2,000-acres will be on display, as the course hits every corner on a unique and challenging loop. Rolling hills will have you climbing up wooded ridges, traversing lakeside trails, and descending through groves of hemlock. Whether you’re racing for the Golden Sap Bucket or out for a fun-paced journey, we’ll be honoring everyone’s effort at the finish with cinnamon rolls, pancakes, and maple syrup.
Brady’s Run Park is Beaver County’s largest park. In addition to miles of great single-track for hiking and biking, the park also has a lake, ice arena, outdoor sport facilities, and playgrounds. The park hosts many events each year and is home to the Beaver County Maple Syrup & Music Festival. TFS25k takes place one week before the 44th edition of the festival.
Start Time and Location. The race will begin promptly at 8:00am on Saturday April 13 th, 2024 near Pavilion #6. Coffee and water will be provided.
Please park in the lot here which is located by the lodge.
SWAG. A TFS25k branded shirt and a few other sweet surprises!
Awards. 1st male and female will receive the Golden Sap Bucket. 2nd and 3rd will also be recognized.
Bib Pick-up. On race morning, pick-up your bib and swag at the Start/Finish, near pavilion #6 from 6:30-7:30am.
Cut-off Times. We welcome hikers! All participants have 8hrs (until 4pm) to be counted as a finisher and must reach the aid station at 7.5miles before it closes at noon. The aid station is a short walk to the start/finish.
To register for the 2024 Tapped for Sap 25k, please complete the registration waiver and pay your entry fee (see below for online payment). Entry fee is $30. A complete registration gets you a bib, a shirt, a marked course, aid station fare, and post-race food. Once registered, we cannot offer any refunds, transfers, or deferrals. Registration will be open until March 31.
Register by March 18th to guarantee t-shirt size. Registration limited to 150 participants.
Volunteers are vital to any good trail event. All helpers will receive a t-shirt, food, and heaps of gratitude for their service. Duties can include: registration, aid station, start/finish line help, sweepers for the course, etc. Email the race directors to get involved!
Course description - 15.5mile loop, with small sections of overlap. 25% paved, 75% trail. Runnable terrain, with rooty and rocky sections. Rolling hills with a few significant climbs and descents. Appx. 2,300’ of both ascent and descent. Park employees will be present to help participants cross Brady’s Run Road.
Markings - Orange ground flags and orange ribbons. Arrows at trail intersections.
Aid - One aid station at 7.5mi with water, electrolyte drink, pop, and sweet/salty snacks. First-Aid supplies will be available at the aid station and the start/finish.
Bathrooms - Port-a-johns will be at the start/finish and at the aid station. The park also has permanent bathroom facilities at the start/finish and scattered through the park.
Directions/Parking - From I-376, take Chippewa exit to PA-51/Constitution Blvd South, at intersection of Brady’s Run Road turn right. Drive appx. 1 mi, follow event signs, and turn left. Parking will be in a grass field between Brady’s Run Lodge & Shelter 7. Volunteers will guide you to a parking spot.
Camping - A limited number of camping spots are available near the start/finish. Please contact the race directors for special instructions.
Course Records. Below are those with blazing speed and a thirst for syrup.
- Female: Leslie Berberian – 2:32:31
- Male: Benjamin Collins – 2:08:48