End of the Road Marathon and Half Marathon 2018

About

Year one was a huge success and we are excited to be bringing the event back in 2018!  In 2018 we will have the same great course (hopefully better weather) A few changes for 2018.  When you register you will need to decide between parking on sight (limited to 400 registrants) or taking a shuttle from Breezewood.  We will also have use of the showers at the high school after the event this year!

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.

Marathoners will spend close to 6 miles underground running and half marathoners will don headlights for 4 miles as they make their way through this beautiful course!

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 21st, 2018

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

Parking

In 2018 parking will be available in a limited capacity at the high school (first 400 cars).  Other athletes will need to take a shuttle from the hotels in Breezewood.  There will be both an early bus and a late bus option.  All buses will be at the race venue with plenty of time to get ready to run.  People on the late bus should plan on picking up their packet in Breezewood the night before the event!

Schedule of Events

  • Saturday 10/20/10 – 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Location TBD, but it will be at one of the Hotels in Breezewood
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 $74/$64* $85/$75* $95/$80*
Half Marathon $55/$50* $66/$55* $76/$61*

*Due to costs and logistics, the price of the race has increased this year.  We are sorry for the increased price, but the costs of hosting events continues to increase. 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 medal or hoodie, and just want to race an amazing event please choose the economy package for a discounted event cost.

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 is a 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.

    For Additional Details, Please click the PDF Below!

    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.

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

    Course Map

Photos

Photos

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.