Lots of good articles, blogs, and photo galleries.
Story by Alicia Hudelson, 1st woman runner. New record. Shattered old record by 7hrs.
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.
Racers! Bib numbers have been assigned. Please go to the 2014 Results item of the Results menu. Also note that many racers don't have their mode of propulsion assigned. If you could send an e-mail via the Contact Us page, that would be great and I'll get your racer information updated.
So excited to offer an Arrowhead Ultra 135 jacket this year!! You can view and order your jacket from J2M Apparel HERE. You can only get these jackets until 1-22-14 so hurry!
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We would like to make a couple of announcements:
- This year's Spirit of the Arrowhead will be awarded to Mike Stattleman. Mike was nominated multiple times for going above and beyond to assist an injured racer. Mike is also a former Arrowhead A'trois winner. We had an anonymous racer sponsor this $100 award which Mike has chosen to donate to the Falls Hunger Coalition.
- Rachel Utecht wins the 2017 Shackleton Endurance Award for spending the most time on the trail. Rachel was an unsupported racer on foot. The award consists of a $100 donation to the charity of Rachel's choice - charitywater
- In addition to our major charities (Special Operations Warrior Foundation, MN Safe Families, and Falls Food Shelf) we will be making a $100 donation to the Semper Fi Fund on behalf of the Arrowhead Volunteers.
- 2018 race dates Jan 29th to 31st. Cowards won't show.
The 14th annual AH135 will be Jan 29th to 31st, 2018. We will take race veteran apps starting 9-1-17 and rookie apps 10-1-17. Please make sure you have a qualifying race - see below. Our roster is limited to ~150 racers and fills quickly.
Gear check will be Jan 27th/28th. Please ensure you meet or exceed the qualifications listed below if you plan to race.
Trackleaders is offering Spot device rentals and tracking for the Arrowhead. This is optional for racers. They can support rentals and personal devices. Last year they did a simple signup form: http://trackleaders.com/arrowhead-signupCheck out the rules page for proposed changes for 2017.
There are lots of articles, stories, and photo albums from racers, reporters, and volunteers. Go read them all.