End of the Road Half Marathon

About

Now in its third year, hundreds of athletes have come from all over the US to try out this unique event! Come on out to the third edition of this great race and run on the old abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike!

You may remember from the 2009 apocalyptic movie “The Road.”  This stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was bypassed in 1968, leaving 2 tunnels and miles of road untouched by traffic for nearly 50 years!  If you run the half marathon, you will get an opportunity to spend 5 miles of your race underground in the old tunnels!   Trivium has partnered with the Southern Allegheny Conservancy in order to raise funds to develop this abandoned road into a greenway so that runners and bikers can enjoy the route for years to come.

For those interested in The Marathon: We will not have a full marathon option for 2019.

A headlamp or flashlight is required for this event as there are no lights in the tunnels you will run through!

Details

When and Where

Saturday October 26th, 2019

Cove Valley Travel Plaza on Abandoned Turnpike
3005 Pump Station Rd
Waterfall , PA 16689

Parking

In 2019 parking will be available at the start/finish line.

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pick Up, Friday, 10/25
  • 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm Location TBD
Race Day, Saturday, 10/26
  • Packet pickup starts: 6:30am at race site
  • Packet pick up closes: 8:15am
  • Pre-race meeting: 8:20am
  • Half Marathon Start: 8:30am
  • Half Marathon awards:  Approx. 11:15am
  • Course Closes : 1:00pm (4.5 hour limit, about 20:30 min per mile pace)

Entry Fees

Event Through April 30th Through July 1st Through Race Day
Half Marathon $60/$50* $65/$50* $75/$60*

*The cost of racing has been going up for both participants and race directors. We will continue to put on the best events possible and make our events well worth the money you put into them!  If you are not interested in a finisher’s medal or race shirt, and just want to race an amazing event please choose the Economy Registration package for a discounted event cost without the goodies.

What You Get With Your Registration

Regular Registration –
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • End of the Road Marathon Custom Sweatshirts
  • Live splits on the race course
  • Live results and timing
  • Custom End of the Road Finisher’s Medals
  • Unique age group and overall awards
Economy Registration-
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • End of the Road Marathon Custom Sweatshirts
  • Live splits on the race course
  • Live results and timing
  • Custom End of the Road Finisher’s Medals
  • Unique age group and overall awards

Awards

  • Finisher medals to everyone who completes the half marathon
  • Awards to the top 3 overall males and females in the half marathon
  • Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, 70+.

Maps

Course Maps

    Half Marathon: 

    Starting right on the Abandoned Turnpike this year, runners will run the entire 13.1 miles on this historic landmark! They will run out through the two tunnels and then u-turn at the end of the Turnpike and follow the route back. Please be aware that this course contains long, crumbling sections of road and 2 tunnels that lack lights.  Headlamps (or flashlights) will be REQUIRED gear for runners.

    Check out our course description in the PDF here! (This will be updated regularly)

    Course Map

Rules

Rules & Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.