The roster for the 2015 Arrowhead 135 has been published. You can find it in the 'Race Info/Registration' menu, '2015 Roster menu item.
We have entrants from the USA, Canada, India, Finland, Argentina, Brazil, Austrailia, and the UK. Good luck to all!
Lots of good articles, blogs, and photo galleries.
Article by Phillip Gary Smith about the Ernest Shackleton Award.
Jay Petervary's journey documented by 45NRTH. Jay was 1st biker finishing.
Story by Tracey Petervary, 1st woman biker and 5th overall.
Story about Tom Puzak at GearJunkie. Tom was 2nd biker finishing.
Photo album by Sveta Kovalchuk, a cyclist in this year's event.
Photo album by Derek Montgomery of MPR.
Photo album by Burgess Eberhardt.
Photo album by John Bertram, a runner in this year's event.
Story by Andrew Krueger of the Duluth News Tribune, and Part II.
Story by Michael Rand of Star Tribune.
Story by Kevin Boneske of International Falls Journal.
Story by Marshall Helmberger of the Timberjay (Arrowhead MN paper).
Story by Divesh Bhatt, a runner in this year's event.
Story by TyreGirl (er, Rima Chai), a runner in this year's event.
Story by Jane Chadwick, a biker (from UK) in this year's event.
Story by Judd Rohwer, a biker in this year's event.
Story (audio) by Helen Scotch, a runner in this year's event.
Video by Richard Chin, a photo-journalist and biker in this year's event.
Story by Lisa Paulos, a runner in this year's event.
Story by Shane Skowron, a runner in this year's event.
Story by Erv Berglund, a biker in this year's event.
Story by Christopher Tassava, a cyclist in this year's event. Part I, Part II, and Part III.
Story by Neil Beltchenko in BikePackers Magazine, a biker in this year's event.
Story by Dave Orrick about Richard Chin in Pioneer Press.
Story by Al Dixon, a cyclist in this year's event.
Story by Mark Scotch, a biker in this year's event.
Story by Robert Tuma, a biker in this year's event.
Story by Jim "Don't go cheap on the bacon" Kronjaeger, a runner in this year's event.
Album of all finishers:
An album by various volunteers:
An album by Tom Woods, a biker:
Roberto Marron wins the Ernest Shackleton Endurance award for 2014! With a total 'on-trail' time of 57:28:00, he was on the trail more than 5 hours longer than the next place 'on-trail' time.
And that's a wrap, folks.Congratulations to all competitors. The weather was truly frightful.Special thanks to the race directors, Ken and Jackie Krueger for taking over this year.This race would not happen without the efforts of the dozens of volunteers who spend many days in the great white north, many managing their efforts on only a few hours sleep over the course of the race.The sponsors also provide valuable support with product for racers and money to defray costs.Of course, all remaining funds are donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.I'll work on calculating the Ernest Shackleton Endurance Award in the next day.
Also, all racers (and sponsors and support) who have photo albums or blog posts or write-ups on this year's event, please forward them to me (via Contact us page in the Home menu). I'll get an article started with links to these items.
2014 Arrowhead 135 is on its way! 141 starters. -24F at the start. 1st riders have crossed Hwy 53 and due into Gateway checkpoint eminently.
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We are no longer taking race applications. We are finishing up the race roster and hope to have it posted by the weekend. There will be a ton of talent at this year's race according to the applications (or else they are good bull shi##ers) Thanks for your interest, hope to see you in January.
Are you ready for the 2015 Arrowhead 135? We will be taking applications from race vets starting 9-1-14 and newcomers beginning 10-1-14. Our finish rate last year was about 35%, our satisfaction rate was close to 100%. See the race info/registration tab above to get an application. (Sorry - we are now full)
The 11th Arrowhead Ultra 135 will be January 26-28th, 2015. Gear check will be Jan 24th/25th. Please ensure you meet or exceed the qualifications listed below if you plan to race. We expect to take race veteran applications starting 9-1-14 and rookie applications 10-1-14. Enjoy your training.
There are lots of articles, stories, and photo albums from racers, reporters, and volunteers. Go read them all.