The Extreme North Dakota Terrifying Run Amongst Innumerable Lost Souls: it's our annual epic Halloween themed trail run. Taking place in Turtle River State Park, runners will compete solo or as part of a relay team to try to get in as many laps as possible in 12 hours.
The course has lots of windy single track, some fast and flat double track, lots of undulations (this is North Dakota, don't worry too much!) and about 100 yards of pavement. It is a beautiful place to run! There is warm place to chill out and get cozy between laps and if you're not running we'll keep you entertained with pumpkin carving, old horror movies, and hanging by the fire.
Although there are hardcore runners that show up and some good competition, there's also a pretty fun and casual atmosphere - racer chosen music pumping at the finish of every lap, lots of kids hanging out and cheering on the racers, great volunteers, hidden halloween candy on the course, and a few spooky sections (especially if you're lucky enough to do a lap after dark!) to get you in the halloween spirit.
Date: October 26th, 2014
Time: 8 AM to 8 PM
Cap: Race will be limited to 120 total runners.
Registration fees: Register for both END-TOMBED and END-TRAILS and save 10 bucks to help with the doctor bills.
- Zombie (solo) - $50 pp (before Aug. 31st), $60 pp (before Sept. 31st). $70 pp (Oct 1 - Oct. 25th). Registration closes at 11:59 PM on the 24th of October or when filled.
- Skeleton Army (relay team) - $25 pp/$30pp/$35pp respectively during the above named registration periods. Email email@example.com if you have issues with PayPal and the deadline can be adjusted.
- Double Feature (solo) - Register for both END-TOMBED and END-TRAILS and save 10 bucks to help with doctor bills.
- Double Feature (mixed) - Zombie one day, team the next, vice versa, or two teams. Email us so we can set you up with the discount.
Location: Turtle River State Park, near Arvilla, ND. Map of 2013 course.
Entry Includes: Park Pass (1 per solo, up to 2 per team), a stellar course, swag, prizes, and a meal for all racers (served during and after race).
Categories: Male and Female Zombie, Male, Female, and Coed 2 person Skeleton Army, Male and Coed 3/4 person Skeleton Army. We'll also have prizes for best costume, and fastest lap.
Scoring: Racers and Teams are first ranked based on the number of laps completed (in under 12 hours) and then by the time in which the last lap was completed. Depending on conditions, 50 miles is a pretty hardcore benchmark to shoot for.
Refund Policy: Sorry, there are no refunds of your registration fee if the race happens. In event of severe weather, a modified course may be offered on the same day or an alternate date chosen. Registered racers unable to make the new date would be offered credit towards another ENDracing event in an amount equal to 75% of the registration cost. If the event is cancelled entirely due to weather or natural disaster, all registered racers will receive the 75% credit. In the extremely unlikely event that the event is cancelled for other reasons (lack of participant numbers, for example), full refunds will be provided, of course.
Other Details: This event forms part of the entry requirement into the Undead Hall of Fame. In order to achieve Undead Hall of Fame status a racer must complete 100 miles in END-TOMBED and then 50 miles (on foot) during END-TRAILS the following day. Good luck. You're going to need it.
Because of the length of the race, live updates on the leaderboard will be provided via Twitter, stay tuned for details.
All profits from this event - and all ENDracing events - will help support Ground UP adventures, a local North Dakota non-profit dedicated to bringing adventure to the region's youth and larger communities.