About the Race

Nestled among rolling hills and dense forest, the Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, PA provides the perfect backdrop for trail racing.  With two different course distances, the Marilla Trail Race offers the opportunity for beginners, hard-core trail runners, and everyone in-between to take advantage of Bradford's world-class wilderness. The first 200 entrants will receive a one-of-a-kind Marilla Trail Race commemorative wooden coin.

Everything's happening Saturday, October 11th, 2014!

Clearly marked trails take runners over a variety of terrain- gravel paths, dirt trails, and winding single track, with aid stations spread throughout.  Except for a single road crossing, the half-marathon course is 100% off-road, and the same goes for the 10K route.  While the courses are mostly non-technical, be prepared for intense elevation changes on the rolling hills and some winding single track. The race features state-of-the-art chip timing by Score This!!! and the historic covered bridge serves as the finish point for both distances. Then after the race, stick around for food, awards, and door prizes!

All proceeds from the Marilla Trail Race will go to benefit the Tuna Valley Trail Association and their ongoing commitment to the development and maintenance of trails locally in the Tuna Valley. 


Half Marathon

Start Time: 9:30am

Entry Fee: $30 pre-reg

10 K

Start Time: 10:00am 

Entry Fee: $20 pre-reg


Packet pickup & race-day registration begins Saturday @ 8:00am

Add $5/event for day of registration

Because this is a trail race, exact distances for both course vary slightly. The Half-Marathon course is approximately 12.9 miles, and the 10K course is slightly long at 6.7 miles.

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Course Map & Elevation Profiles

Course Map & Elevation Profiles


For more info and updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! If you're interested in training with us before October, check out our Group Run page

And check out of Photo Gallery for shots from the course. 



Average Travel Times:

Buffalo - 90 minutes

Cleveland - 3 hours

Erie - 90 minutes

Harrisburg- 3 hours, 45 minutes

Pittsburgh - 3 hours

Toronto- 3 hours

Rochester - 2 hours, 15 minutes


Traveling from out of town? Runners receive 15% off lodging at the Best Western Plus in Bradford. Click here for more info. 


2014 Event Sponsors


Platinum Level

Cheryl & Richard Lutz

Gold Level


Silver Level

Bronze Level


Tim & Kelley Roff

Control Chief

Dr. Steven & Flora Cohen

Madeline Miles

Dick's Sporting Goods


Additional Support From





About the Tuna Valley Trail Association

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The Marilla Trail Race is Tuna Valley Trail Association's premier fall event. 

Formed in 1998, the goal of the TVTA is to develop multi-use trails throughout the scenic Tuna Valley, and to provide accessible recreational opportunities to residents and visitors.  Now in it's 15th year, TVTA has over 30 miles of trails in use, and even more in the planning stages. 

For more information, including printable trail maps, visit tunavalleytrail.com.  



Calling all Volunteers!

If you're interested in volunteering at the 2014 Marilla Trail Race, let us know!

Click here for details. 


We're in the news!

Read the Cleveland Plain Dealer article spotlighting Marilla Trail Race.