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Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation

2019 PINE GROVE FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP LETTER

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP?

2019 Iron Run half-marathon & Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk

Registration is open for the 9th annual Iron Run half-marathon and Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk. We hope to see you on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Early registration ends on May 13. After that, you can register online until Monday June 3, or on-site the morning of the races. We cannot guarantee a race shirt if you register after May 13.

Online registration & payment makes things much simpler for this volunteer-organized fundraiser event: see  http://www.RunReg.com/8589 for the half-marathon run, and http://www.RunReg.com/8590 for the 5k run (or walk, if you prefer). Same-day registration opens 6:30 AM; half-marathon starts 7:30 AM; 5k starts 8:30 AM -- all at the Furnace Stack Pavilion below the park office. If you cannot register online, please mail this form plus payment to the address shown on the form.
More information can be found on  RunReg.com under “Event Notes.” Course maps are here for the half-marathon, and here for the 5k.
This event is hosted by the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. All proceeds stay at Pine Grove Furnace to support our wonderful park.

2018 Iron Run half-marathon & Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk Results

The results of the race can be viewed by clicking the links below

The 2019 Iron Run & Charcoal Challenge will be Saturday, June 8. Please check back in late February for registration information.Volunteers are needed, if you can help with our annual fundraiser for the park, please email PGFvolunteers@gmail.com.

Please join us for these upcoming special events

2017 IRON RUN HALF-MARATHON AND CHARCOAL CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK

Here are the results for the Iron Run Half-Marathon and Charcoal Challenge 5K

PINS & PATCHES

Remember your visit to Pine Grove Furnace. Special items for sale to benefit activities at the Park. Click here!

NEW ITEM FOR SALE: JEWELRY MADE USING IRON FURNACE SLAG!

See this Facebook post (you don’t have to be a Facebook member to read it)


Mission Statement

“The Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park exists to keep history alive and promote the educational and recreational programs of the park and surrounding areas through special events and trail development while protecting the park’s natural resources.”

Our primary goal is to raise revenue to support the park in completing projects that include but are not limited to:

The old furnace stack at<br/>Pine Grove Furnace State Park

A view of the old furnace stack at
Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

  • Bridge work on trails
  • Enhancement and creation of trail links
  • Resource management - control of invasive species/ planting natives
  • The enhancement of the Furnace Stack area
  • A new playground
  • The development of interpretive displays.

 

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