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.
Three Ways to Race
Zombie: Race solo for 12 hours to get the most number of laps of the course.
Skeleton Army: Race with a team of up to four people for 12 hours, alternating laps.
Imp: 10k trail run. Register as an Imp and get a taste of the race without spending all day at it. Race solo for one lap of the course, refuel, and just think about upgrading to Zombie next year...
Date: October 30 2016.
Zombies and Skeleton Armies race 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Imp race at 2:00 pm.
Cap: Race will be limited to 120 total runners.
||Dec 1-Feb 1
||Feb 2-Oct 3
||Oct 4-Oct 29
|Zombie - Opens Dec 1
|Skeleton Army - Opens Dec 1
||$25 per person
||$30 per person
||$35 per person
|Imp - Opens Dec 1
: Turtle River State Park, near Arvilla, ND. You will need to purchase a day pass ($5) or have an annual ND State Park pass on your vehicle to enter. Map of course
(subject to change).
Entry Includes: 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.
Imps will be ranked according to how fast they race one lap of the course.
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.
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.