Diakon Youth Services A Lutheran Family & Community Ministry

Diakon Youth Services

Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries

Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challenge

Mark your calendar now for the 2014 Outdoor Adventure Challenge on Sept. 20!

Click here to register online for the 2014 race! If you would like a mail-in registration form, please click here.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 – Diakon Wilderness Center

571 Mountain Road • Boiling Springs, PA

Registration: 8:00 a.m. • Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Fee: $35 before 9/1/14; $45 after 9/1/14

Spectator Only: $15 • (includes all amenities except T-shirt)

100% of proceeds benefit youths served at our Diakon Wilderness Center!

LOCATION: Race takes place on a beautiful, wooded 170-acre campus in Boiling Springs, PA
(Cumberland County). The Wilderness Center is a tobacco and alcohol free campus.

COURSE: The course is off -road and includes some steep inclines. Finish line and timing service by Pretzel City Sports. Race results posted on www.pretzelcitytiming.com.

AMENITIES: All pre-registered participants receive a long-sleeved tech T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by 9/1/14, lunch, free parking, and use of zip line, Alpine tower and high ropes course located on campus. Awards ceremony at approximately 10:15 a.m. There will also be an exciting silent auction this year!

The Outdoor Adventure Challenge is  a competitive 5K trail run that includes use of the Diakon Wilderness Center's amenities. The event also incorporates a “fun-run” for participants who prefer to run or walk the course in a less competitive atmosphere.

As one past participant said in describing the Outdoor Adventure Challenge: "The Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challenge totally exceeded my expectations! The course was challenging, the surroundings were beautiful, and the lunch was much better than your typical post-race spread. But the best part was definitely challenging myself on the Alpine tower and flying down the zip-line.”

The 2013 event had 151 participants and raised more than $16,000 for programs at the Diakon Wilderness Center serving at-risk teens and young adults.

Special congratulations to the following 2013 Outdoor Adventure Challenge winners:


1. Justin Hochstetler, 2. Joe Hochstetler, 3. Michael Blumenthal


1. Maggie Wonsick, 2. Tammy Messner, 3. Karen Tryulski


Thank you for making a difference in the lives of youths!

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2013 Outdoor Adventure Challenge Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:
E.K. McConkey & Company, Inc.
Tursack, Inc.

Silver Sponsor:
Century Engineering, Inc., M&T Bank, and Penn Credit Corporation

Community Sponsors:
21st Century Wealth Management LCC
AG Architecture Inc.
Capital Area Greenbelt Association
Car Wood Farms
Country Meadows
Enterprise Fleet Management
Meyers, Desfor, Saltzgiver & Boyle
Orlando Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors, Inc.
T.D. Mills





For more information ...

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this exciting event that benefits the youth served through our various programs, please email Dawna Trump or contact her by telephone at (717) 795-0464.

Diakon Youth Services
571 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 10, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0010
Phone: (717) 960-6700 | Fax: (717) 258-9408
E-mail: brodej@diakon.org | Home: www.diakon.org/youth

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