About the Race

Nestled among rolling hills and dense forest, the Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, PA provides the perfect backdrop for trail racing.  With both 7 mile and 14 mile courses, 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. 

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 14 mile course is 100% off-road, and the same goes for the 7 mile 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. 

Check out the results from the 2015 Marilla Trail Race at Score This!!! For more info and updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, 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

2015 Trail Race Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Shelly & Dennis Hannon

Lang & Hvizdzak, Attorneys at Law

Kessel Construction

Just Riding Along



Silver Sponsors

Dean Bauer

McCourt Label Company

William Chapman, Ameriprise Financial

Marshall Insurance Services, Inc.

Smith, Best & Stoneking PC

The Blaisdell Foundation

J.A. Luciano & Sons Builders

Chandler Valley Associates


Bronze Sponsors

Tim & Kelley Roff

Sundahl & Co. Insurance

Bob Cummins Construction

Ron & Terri Orris

Dr. Luis Gonzalez

Control Chief

Minard Run Oil

Dick's Sporting Goods

Between Four Walls

Dr. Mark Welch

Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems

Steve & Kathy Kresge


Special Thanks To

Bradford Township Police Dept.

Bradford Family Medicine







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 16th 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.  


For even more info on local outdoor recreation, check out Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau

If you ran the Marilla Trail Race and do not want your photo displayed on our website, 

email us at marillatrailrace@gmail.com, and we will be happy to remove it.