End Of the Road Half Marathon and 4 Mile

About

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Now in its fifth year, hundreds of athletes have come from all over the US to try out this unique event! 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! You will get an opportunity to spend 5 miles of your race underground in the old tunnels, so a headlamp or flashlight is required!   Trivium has partnered with the Bedford Fulton Joint Recreation Authority 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.  Come race the original old turnpike half marathon!

For 2021 we are adding a 4 mile race to the Saturday event AND we will be adding a second half marathon on Sunday to accommodate more athletes without crowding the out-and-back course. Each day of racing will be limited to 500 runners!

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

We also invite you to check out our Facebook page for all the latest event news: www.facebook.com/eotrhalf.

 

Details

When and Where

Saturday October 23rd, 2021

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

Parking

Parking will be available at the start/finish line.   We will have parking attendants on hand to help you find a spot to park.  Please keep in mind that there is only one way in and one way out.  This means you need to leave time to park and get to the start line.

Schedule of Events

Friday, 10/22:

Saturday, 10/23:

  • Packet pickup (for both Saturday and Sunday races): 7:30am – 9:15am at race site
  • Pre-race meeting: 9:20am
  • Half Marathon and 4 Mile Start: 9:30am
  • 4 Mile awards: approx. 10:30am
  • Half Marathon awards: approx. 12:15pm
  • Course closes: 2:00pm (4.5 hour limit, about 20:30 min per mile pace)

Sunday, 10/24

  • Packet pickup: 7:00am – 8:20am at race site
  • Pre-race meeting: 8:25am
  • Marathon Start: 8:30am
  • Half Marathon Starts: 9:00am
  • Half Marathon awards:  approx. 12:00pm
  • Marathon awards: approx. 1:00pm
  • Course closes: 1:30pm
    • Half Marathon: 4.5 hour limit, about 20:30 min per mile pace
    • Full Marathon: 5 hour limit, about 11:30 min per mile pace

Entry Fees

Event Through April 30th Through July 31st Through Race Day
Half Marathon $67/$50* $75/$50* $82/$60*
Marathon $105/$75* $115/$75* $125/$85*
One Tunnel 4 Mile $40/$30* $45/$30* $50/$37*
Virtual Race $45

*The cost of racing has been going up for both participants and race directors. 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 Half Marathon Custom Sweatshirts
  • Live splits on the race course
  • Live results and chip 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, marathon, or 4 Mile race
  • Awards to the top 3 overall males and females in each distance
  • 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+.
  • There will be separate awards for the Saturday and Sunday half marathons

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.

    Marathon: 

    Due to low interest the Marathon will have to be a two loop version of the half marathon this year.  Athletes have been contacted and given the opportunity to switch to half or get a refund if they do not want to do this option.

    4 Mile:

    Do you want to see the tunnel, but have no interest in running the entire course? We have the right event for you.  This course will take you to the far end of the first tunnel before you return to the finish!  Same awesome swag!

Rules

Rules & Guidelines

Refund Policy
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; public health 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.

Refunds: 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).

Deferrals: Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.

Transfers: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee.

By registering for this race, you are agreeing to these policies.