Welcome to the 2023 Tussey Teasers Series!.

The Tussey Teasers are a free series of timed recreational runs in Rothrock State Forest that take place from February through June on parts of the mOUnTaiNBACK course. There are no trails on these runs or on the 50-mile or 50K race course. The Teasers are ideal for anyone ready to discover for the first time - or get back to - some superb running venues. The six Tussey Teaser runs include water provided and some random awards. One, the Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K & 20K, includes age- and gender-adjusted (WMA style) results to level the playing field. Runners completing Teasers #1-5 (February's Teaser #0 is a bonus) are eligible for a grand prize. Here is the 2023 Teasers schedule. See below for the series flyer and the waiver form for each run.

Here is a flyer for the Tussey Teasers series: Tussey Teaser Flyer

Driving directions to the start locations:

TMSL = Tussey Mountain Ski Lodge – park in second parking lot on left, across from the go-cart track. From State College and points north: Take US 322 E to Tussey Mountain/Bear Meadows Road, turn right and follow ¼ mile to TMSL. From Lewistown and points south: Take US 322 W to Tussey Mountain/Bear Meadows Road, turn left and follow ¼ mile to TMSL.

WDSP
 = Whipple Dam State Park beach parking lot – access via PA 26 south; after turning in the park driveway, take the first right. From State College and points north: Take PA 26 S to signs for Whipple Dam. Turn left and follow ½ mile to park. From Lewistown and points south: Take US 322 W to PA 655 S. Take Barrville Rd, Barrville Mountain Rd, PA 305 W and PA 26 N to Whipple Rd.

ASNA = Alan Seeger Natural Area parking lot. From State College and points north: Take US 322 E, turn right onto Bear Meadows Rd, follow for 9.2 miles, left on Stone Creek Rd, immediate left into parking lot; OR access via PA 26 S; turn left onto Miller Rd, becomes Slate Hill Rd, becomes Alan Seeger Rd, becomes Stone Creek Rd (5.9 miles); left into parking lot just past Bear Meadows Rd. From Lewistown and points south: Take US 322 W to PA 655 S. Take Barrville Rd, Barrville Mountain Rd, PA 305 W and PA 26 N, turn right onto Miller Rd, becomes Slate Hill Rd, becomes Alan Seeger Rd, becomes Stone Creek Rd (5.9 miles); left into parking lot just past Bear Meadows Rd.

PRSP
 = Penn Roosevelt State Park. From State College and points north: Take PA 322 E, go over the 7 mountains hill, and just before it turns leftward at the bottom, you'll see an opportunity to turn right. That's Stone Creek Road. Take it about 6 miles and watch for a right turn for PRSP. Alternately you can go to Tussey Mountain and follow Bear Meadows Road all the way until it T's at Stone Creek Road. Go left and watch for PRSP sign on the left.

CL = Colyer Lake. From State College and points north: Take PA 322 E, turn right onto Taylor Hill Road (shortly after Shaner ball fields), right onto Church Hill Road, right on Bubb, right on Lake Road, follow to parking lot on right (park in back of lot). If you miss the Taylor Hill Road turn, just go one more mile and turn right on Church Hill Road, and follow the same route. From Lewistown and points south: Take US 322 W to left onto Church Hill Road, right on Bubb, right on Lake Road, follow to parking lot on right (park in back of lot). If you miss the Church Hill Road turn, just go one more mile and turn left on Taylor Hill Road, right onto Church Hill Road, right on Bubb, right on Lake Road, follow to parking lot on right.

The link below for Race Day Timetable will be updated in September 2023 for the race weekend, Oct. 21-22, 2023. It applies only to that weekend.

The 2023 Tussey Teasers Series dates are confirmed! Access them all at the link below.

Welcome to the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK events pages. All race-related events are listed, including the race-day timetable,* the Tussey Teasers and Discovery Training Series. The mOUnTaiNBACK race, and both series, are run on fire roads consisting of more than 82% packed gravel/dirt and less than 18% pavement. There are no trails on the courses. The drop-down can be used to only show the events of interest, e.g. "Ultra" to only show the timeline for ultra runners, "Wave N" if you're a relay runner, or "Discovery Series" to list the Discovery runs. Get additional event details by hovering over individual events.

*The Race Day Timetable, posted in late September, applies only to the October race. Download the complete race-day timetable at the link above!