End of the Road Marathon and Half Marathon

About

What form will the Apocalypse take?  Will it be Zombie hordes? Nuclear fallout? Alien invasion?  Now you can see what the end of the world will look like when you run the End Of The Road Marathon and Half-Marathon.  This truly unique race will take place on the famous Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike which 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!  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.

While our water stops will be dressed up for the apocalypse and the awards will be appropriately themed, the event itself will be the height of modern professionally-managed racing for a half and full marathon on a unique road setting.  The original road from the late 1960s is still the surface we will be racing on.  This means there are some rough patches and potholes. (inside the tunnels are still in pristine condition!)  We have run it at full speed with out any issue. Check out a video of the turpike by drone here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE7Ch7tN4F0

We will have a new course video in the early spring!

The most interesting part, is that you will be running THROUGH the hills!  The marathon will run 5 miles in the tunnels, and the half marathon will run 3 miles. So running with a light will be required!

 

Check out some more details by clicking here

Sponsors

Hotels:  There are several hotels located near the event.  Many have offered discounts for people doing The End of the Road race.  Below is a list and a link for those who have been so kind as to support the event:

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Holiday Inn Express Breezewood, PA- $20 discount for the first 25 rooms!

Quality Inn Breeze Manor

Best Western Plaza Inn

TravelLodge Bedford

Mill Stone Manor Huntingdon

Super 8 Bedford

Fairfield Inn and Suites

Quality Inn Bedford

Rodeway Inn Bedford

Hampton Inn Bedford

Comfort Inn Huntingdon

 

 

 

Details

When and Where

Sunday October 29th, 2017

Forbes Road High School
159 Red Bird Dr
Waterfall , PA 16689

Parking

Parking will be available at the Forbes Road High School.

Schedule of Events

Race Day
  • Packet pickup starts: 6:30am
  • Packet pick up closes: 8:15am
  • Pre-race meeting: 8:20am
  • Marathon Start: 8:30am
  • Half Marathon Start: 8:45am
  • Half Marathon awards:  Approx. 11:15am
  • Marathon Awards: Approx. 12:30am
  • Course Closes for Both Marathon and Half Marathon: 3:00pm

Entry Fees

Event Through April 30th  Through July 1st Through Race Day
Marathon $60 $75 $90
Half Marathon $45 $60 $70

What You Get With Your 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 Finishers Medals
  • Unique age group and overall awards
  • This course will be USATF Certified and a Boston Qualifer

Awards

  • Finisher medals to everyone who completes the marathon and half marathon
  • Awards to the top 3 overall males and females in the marathon and 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

    Marathon:

    Starting at Forbes Road High School, this course will follow local roads for about 5 miles before linking up with the Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike.   Runners will then u-turn at the end of the Turnpike and follow the route back to the school. Please be aware that this course contains long, crumbling sections of road and 2 tunnels (one is 1.5 miles, the other .5 mile) that lack lights.  Headlamps (or flashlights) will be REQUIRED gear for runners.

    This course will be USATF Certified!

    6.5 hour course cutoff.

    More course details here

    Half Marathon:

    Starting at Forbes Road High School this course will follow local roads for about 3.5 miles before linking up with the Abandoned Turnpike.   Runners will then u-turn at the end of the Turnpike and follow the route back to the school. Please be aware that this course contains long, crumbling sections of road and 1 tunnel (1.5 miles of tunnel each way) that lacks lights.  Headlamps (or flashlights) will be REQUIRED gear for runners.

    This course will be USATF Certified!

    6.5 hour course cutoff.

    For more course details click here

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.