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December 31, 2024

Back Mountain Trail 5K

Nestled amidst the rolling hills, lush valleys, and majestic mountains of Luzerne, Pennsylvania, the Back Mountain Trail beckons you to embark on an unforgettable journey. On December 31st, 2024, we invite you to lace up your running shoes and join us for an exhilarating 5K race through this picturesque landscape.

Our trail is a hidden gem, a natural wonder that boasts year-round beauty and caters to all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned runner or new to the 5K scene, the Back Mountain Trail promises an extraordinary experience that will leave you with memories to cherish.

So, mark your calendars and prepare to make history on December 31st, 2024. The Back Mountain Trail 5K awaits you – a race through nature's splendor and a journey through time. Get ready to run, explore, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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​2024 Back Mountain Trail 5K


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  • Race Check-in Begins 12/31 @ 2:30pm
  • Race starts @ 4pm. Start / Finish - 59 Parry St, Lurzerne, PA 18709. 
  • There is limited onsite parking for about 125 cars. Overflow parking is available in downtown Luzerne, side streets and at the shopping center near McDonalds. Please be respectful of the residents and businesses and do not block any driveways. 
  • Running Awards - Overall Male & Female Winner, Age Groups Top 3 Male & Female
  • Each Pre-Register before 12/15/24 @11:59pm Will Receive an Event Hoodie.  Registrations after that time will not receive event hoodie and can be purchased from the online swag store.
  • Standard registration ends 12/31/24 @ 3:30pm - Day of registrations will be by onsite express QR code registrations only, No paper forms will be avaiable. Credit cards, Paypal, Checks and cash excepted. Please bring exact change.

Back Mountain Trail 5K Swag Store, shop.getsomespirit.com/BMT5K, will be available until one week after race 1/7/25 @ midnight. Various race apparel will be available such as hoodies, tees, long sleeves, moisture wicking items, hats, beanies, stickers & magnets to name a few. All items will be delivered approx 2-3 weeks later.

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Back Mountain Trail 5K

Join Us December 31, 2024

Back mountain trail winds threw the hills valleys and mountains of Luzerne, Pennsylvania. These wooded trails offer a fantastic year round setting and is a great 5k for all skill levels. "The Wilkes-Barre and Harveys Lake Railroad—the rail corridor that is now the Back Mountain Trail—was acquired from lumber magnate Albert Lewis by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1887. Lumber, ice, leather goods, and anthracite coal produced in the Endless Mountains and Susquehanna River Basin were transported to urban markets and steel mills well into the 1940s. The corridor fell into disuse in 1963." To read more about the rich history of the back mountain trail click here.

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