PA Trail Dogs

Little Loggers Race Day Details


Little Loggers Race Day Details


The Little Loggers Trail Fest is an event geared towards getting kids ages 12 and under outdoors and giving them opportunities to try the sport of trail running. The PA Trail Dogs and ReVibe Gear have teamed up to offer this event free of charge for all the kids. We are working on providing some other kids' activities along with the 5K run so stay tuned. 

The course will be about 2.75 miles long with a few small hills for the kids to challenge themselves. There may be some small stream crossings, depending on amount of rain in June. The course will be well-flagged and staffed with volunteers to guide the racers. There will be one aid station at the halfway point. No runners will be out there alone at any point. Parents/Guardians are allowed to run with their kids if needed but should not sign themselves up for the event. If for some reason a parent can't run but still wants someone to be with their child, we may be able to offer a "pacer" to run with them. We will have a lunch for the kids after the race along with other activities.

Registration is free but all kids must have a signed waiver by a parent or guardian. Registration ends on June 10th or if we reach the 300 runner cut-off. There will be no day-of registration, so make sure you sign up in advance!

Register for the Little Loggers Trail Fest

Bib pickup & directions

The Little Loggers Trail Fest starts and finishes at the Western Clinton Sportmen's Association (WCSA) and is located in the most scenic region of Pennsylvania. (Note: WCSA mailing address is different than actual location for those trying to use online maps.) Just look for Hyner...that's all you need!!

Since Hyner is a remote area, find Lock Haven and use this as your reference. There is one road leading out of Lock Haven towards Hyner...this is route 120 West. Starting from Lock Haven University, follow 120 West for about twenty miles. The WCSA is on the left and there will be a large “Little Loggers Trail Fest” sign. Follow the road up to the club. You’ll be directed to the back of the WCSA club for parking, and bib pickup will be at the pavilion.

Please take the time to print out directions and study the map before you head out.  Cell phone service is extremely limited/non-existent in the area and it is very remotely populated.

There will be no day-of registration. Bib pickup will begin at 9 am under the pavilion. Make sure you give yourselves plenty of time to park, pick up your child’s swag, and make a few friends before the race begins!


Photo courtesy of Quinn Carrasco

start time

The race will start at 10 am. Be sure to bring kiddos over to the start line about 10 minutes early so everyone can get lined up and listen to instructions.


Hyner Run State Park camping — 86 Hyner Park Rd, North Bend, PA (570) 923-6000
3 miles from start/finish. 30 campsites electric & non-electric. There’s a free swimming pool here — great for a post-race dip!

Sportsman's Hotel  — 12700 Renovo Rd, Renovo, PA (570) 923-9968
6 miles from the start/finish
Restaurant, bar, and lodging.

Summerson Four Season Motel — 11917 Renovo Rd, Renovo, PA (570) 923-1398
4.5 miles from the start/finish

Yesterday's — 100 3rd St, Renovo, PA (570) 923-2642
8 miles from the start/finish
Restaurant & lodging. Unassuming hotel offering no-frills rooms, plus a low-key restaurant & lounge.

Best Western — 101 E Walnut St, Lock Haven, PA (570) 748-3297
20 miles from the start/finish
Pet-friendly hotel. Free hot breakfast, parking, and wifi.

Fairfield Inn & Suites — 50 Spring St, Lock Haven, PA (570) 748-1580
20 miles from the start/finish
Free hot breakfast, indoor pool & whirlpool, and free wifi.

Stella A’s — 219 East Main St, Lock Haven, PA (570) 748-5600
20 miles from the start/finish
Restaurant & full bar. American and Mediterranean dishes in a comfortable and classy atmosphere.

Village Tavern — 525 E Bald Eagle St, Lock Haven, PA (570) 748-6128
20 miles from the start/finish
Restaurant & full bar. The Village Tavern offers genuine Italian home cooking, served in a family friendly atmosphere. 

Texas Lunch — 204 E Main St, Lock Haven, PA (570) 748-3522
20 miles from the start/finish
Diner serving breakfast (all day), lunch, and dinner. Local favorite.

Odd Fellas — 101 E Main St, Lock Haven, PA (570) 748-3500
20 miles from the start/finish
Craft burgers, salads, sodas, fries

Dutch Haven — 201 E Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven, PA (570) 748-7444
20 miles from the start/finish
Restaurant & full bar. Locally owned casual family establishment.

Hangar 9 — 208 Bellefonte Ave, Lock Haven, PA (570) 893-7638
20 miles from the start/finish
Restaurant, 6-pack/bottle shop, & full bar.

The Avenue Bed and Breakfast — 84 Susquehanna Ave,  Lock Haven PA  (570) 748-6729
19 miles from the start/finish
The Avenue B&B is stylish and comfortable. Each room has its own separate, private entrance to the outside.  Guests have exclusive use of a private kitchen and breakfast room for work, relaxation, or entertaining.

Quiet Oaks Campground — 88 Quiet Oaks Campground Ln, Cross Fork, PA
(570) 923-2386
20 miles from the start/finish
Privately owned campground located approximately 13 miles North of Renovo. Rustic to full hook up sites. Heated Bathhouse. Cabin rentals. Pets welcome. 

The Nature Inn — 201 Warbler Way, Howard, PA (814) 625-2879
34 miles from the start/finish
Voted the #1 Eco-Lodge in the nation. 16 overnight guest rooms, sweeping lake views, comfortable modern accommodations and amenities, all within the natural setting of Bald Eagle State Park.  

Kettle Creek Inn — 16494 Renovo Rd, Westport, PA (570) 923-2442
14 miles from the start/finish
Located on the Bucktail Trail Scenic Byway, the Kettle Creek Inn offers great meals and 6 rooms of lodging in a rustic setting along Kettle Creek in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Photo courtesy of Erin Greb