Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun

Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun

(Squirrelly Tail Trail Run)

Half Marathon

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Lewisberry, PA 17339-9787

February 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am

(Rain/Snow Date February 26, 2023)

Applications must be received before

Feburary 4, 2023 for Race Shirt

 Registration 2023

Online Reg. 

  (Online Closes 2/15/23 11:59pm)


 There will be No Race Day



These Guidelines will be Updated 1 week before the race per CDC Guidelines

1) IF YOU DO NOT FEEL WELL, STAY HOME!! I will defer you for 2024
2) Mask/face covering is not required.
3) Social distance whenever is possible


Race Info:

Race Name Information:  Do you have to be a little squirrelly or not squirrelly at all to run the Squirrelly Tail.  Well all of the above is acceptable.  If you sport trail or road shoes come on out, if you enjoy dodging trees, hurdling guardrail/logs, running in mud/snow, darting across loose rocks while aimlessly following unique survey ribbon draped through the woods.  The Squirrelly Tail run is for you.  You undoubtedly might be breathless and speechless or tongue tied, like the crazy race director who schemed this madness up in.


Course Description: It is NOT LIKE THE ON THE ROCKS TRAIL RUN if you ran it.  The course is semi-flat with short runnable climbs that follow the trails around Gifford Pinchot Lake.  Running surfaces are variable;  black top, dirt & leaves, dirt & tree roots, dirt & rocks, loose rocks/stones, horse trails, mud if not frozen, possible snow/ice cover trails.  Remember February weather can change semi-easy trail conditions to become difficult.


Registration fee:  $35.  This will cover the race expenses (Insurance, Porta-Johns, Refreshments, Trail Supplies, t-shirt, $0 for race director). Also the low price will includes the scenic scenery around the lake for free.  Since this is a squirrelly race base on minimum funds, free volunteers, therefore the participants will receive a shirt if registration is received before 2/4/23.  Thereafter, will be no shirts for participants.

Aid Stations:  There will be 1 aid station.  I will provide finish line refreshments, and aid station with water and electrolyte drink, probably Gatorade.  Water or Gatorade slushies because of the cold temps!!!


Results:  Will be posted in 72 hrs onto the web page.


Awards:  Is your personal gratification that you completed the course before cut off time.


Refreshments:  Will be served after the event for the participating runners/hikers and volunteers.


Race Location per the Park’s Map:  Gifford Pinchot State Park, Conewago Day Use Area, Picnic Pavilion #2. 


Internet Directions:  Map coordinates is 40.072292,-76.887646 (Place in the destination box)


Driving Directions:  From 83 take the Newberrytown exit, take PA-382 West (Lewisberry Rd), at PA-177 JCT Take Left following PA-177 South (Rosstown Road). Turn Left on Alpine Road and Turn right into Gifford Pinchot State Park’s Conewago Day Use Area.  If you go to route 74 you went to far.


No Race Day Registration - Online registration will close 2/15/2023 @ 11:59pm..


RACE DAY Number Pickup:


8:30-9:50am,  10:00 Start



Any Questions please e-mail Race Director

Scott Newcomer:  squirrellyrun@hotmail.com.


Verify that the race is not postponed to the rain date on this website before you show up.  www.squirrellytailtwailwun.webs.com

Additional Information

Race Time Limit:  5 hours

Make checks payable to Scott Newcomer