End of the Road Marathon and Half Marathon 2018


Year one was a huge success and we are excited to be bringing the event back in 2018!  Due to some last minute changes, this year’s event will be a Half Marathon only.  When you register you will need to decide between parking on sight (limited to 100 registrants) or taking a shuttle from Breezewood.

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.

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

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When and Where

Sunday October 21st, 2018

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


In 2018 parking will be available in a limited capacity at the start/finish line (first 100 cars).  Other athletes will need to take a shuttle from a designated hotel 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! Make sure you select the option you prefer when you register.

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pick Up, Saturday, 10/20
Race Day, Sunday, 10/21
  • 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
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 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 Finisher’s Medals
  • Unique age group and overall awards
  • This course a Boston Qualifer


  • 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+.


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 & 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.



Results for this event are available below:



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