October 19 2023, Jamestown, ND
There are things you can't begin to understand until you confront them, face-to-face. Like a 50K trail endurance event, for instance. Somewhere around mile 28 you realize you have never been out this far for this long and for better or worse, you become introduced to yourself. Here's what I learned on first outing: really cool people do this, really cool people organize this, really cool people are there to support, advise and encourage, and perhaps most importantly, it really is okay to try something new on race day, so long as it's bacon. This was a phenomenal course, perfectly marked, and it all came together on a lovely, golden October day. Looking forward to another END Racing event. Thank you, everyone!Kurt Kooyer, Facebook
Date: October 19, 2023
- 50 km
Please be there early enough to attend a race briefing 20 minutes prior to to start.
Pipestream Creek Trail, Jamestown, ND (start and finish).
The course begins with an 8 mile loop that will bring you back past your car/crew, then a 20 mile out and back with aid stations at 13 miles, 18 miles, 23 miles and 28 miles. The 28 mile station is at your car/crew again before the final 3 mile loop.
More details: After 8 miles on Pipestem Creek Trail, the course continues onto North Ridge Trail for 5 miles until it reaches Parkhurst Campground. From there it transitions to a horse/hiking/fire trail that leaves Parkhurst Campground and heads west for 5 miles until the turnaround. After getting back to Pipestem Creek Trail (10 miles after turnaround), the course takes the outer loop (3 miles) to the finish line.
- There is a cap of 30 participants, but it's pretty soft.
- We can run drop bags out to any air station you’d like, but please use disposable bags or something that you might not get back, as our aid station people will remain at their station until the last runner passes through, and you might be hours ahead of them.
- There are nice outhouse style restrooms at the starting line, 8 miles, 13 miles, 23 miles, 28 miles and at the finish.
- You can park within 50 yards of the starting line
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Online registration closes 23:59:59 Wednesday of race week.