Lots of good articles, blogs, and photo galleries.
Article about Sveta Vold - 3rd place female biker - nursing at checkpoints.
Article in New York Times.
Article in Star Tribune.
Article in Duluth News Tribune about Jim Reed and Scott Hoberg, co-1st place male runners.
Article in FasterSkier about Mike Brumbaugh, 1st place skier and new record holder.
Article in International Falls Journal.
Article by Melissa Friesen of the West End Weekly in Rainy River, ON.
Radio program in The Last Aid Station.
Articles by Phillip Gary Smith - 2016 Arrowhead 135: Racing ‘Round the Clock and THE SPIRIT OF ARROWHEAD AWARD: THE STORY.
Articles by Christopher Tassava, a biker. First, and second (final?).
Article about Jill Martindale, 2nd place female biker.
Blog post by Jill Martindale.
Blog by Steve Cannon - a biker. Part I, Part II, and Part III. Note a picture of 'the kill' is shown...
Article in Salsa Cycles with Jay and Tracy Petervary.
Story by Lindsay Gauld.
Blog post by Jeff Rock, a runner.
Blog post by Ben Doom, a biker.
Article about Barry Buhr, a biker.
Blog post by Paul Zeigle, a biker.
Blog post by Judd Rohwer, a biker.
Blog post by Charlie Tri, a biker.
Blog post by Mark Scotch a skier, er biker this year.
Story by Kirk Ridenour, a runner.
Photos of bikers near Gateway by Lori Dobbs.
Photo gallery by Gear Junkie.
Photo gallery by International Falls Journal.
Video (from 2014) from Salsa, 'The Push'.
Photo albums by Burgess Eberhardt, a snowmobiler volunteer. Album 1, Album 2, and Album 3.
Album of all finishers:
On January 28, 2013, the Adventure Minnesota Film crew consisting of 13 volunteers drove north to the frozen and remote wilderness of northern Minnesota to capture one of the toughest winter ultra races on our planet, the Arrowhead 135. Racers were allowed to attempt the challenging 135-mile terrain on foot, bike or ski and given only 60 hours to complete the course. Completely self-supported, there were only three checkpoints along the way that followed a snowmobile trail through forest and swampland from International Falls to Fortune Bay Casino on Lake Vermillion.The combination of cold, challenging terrain and lack of sleep racers encounter at the Arrowhead 135 conquer even the most hearty and experienced racers. Strength and endurance alone does not ensure a finish. The Arrowhead 135 requires experience, patience, fortitude and will. All to arrive at a finish line that may not have anyone present to applaude the accomplishment.To capture the race, the Adventure Minnesota Film crew followed three racers from start to finish: Bonnie Moebeck on bike, John Storkamp on foot and Mark Scotch on skis. Each of the racers brought their own energy and experience to the start line. Moebeck, only two years recovered from a rare bacteria illness that nearly took her life, was attempting the race for the very first time. Storkamp, a seasoned Arrowhead 135 veteran and four-time winner brought experience and know-how to his 8th run on the trail. Scotch, reasonably new to the ultra scene, raced for his 2nd time. With a laid back approach and a glint of competition in his eye, Scotch chose to ski the 135 miles to Fortune Bay Casino. The weather was in his favor.The Adventure Minnesota Film crew now faces an ultra of its own, editing the 30+ hours of footage into a 15-20 minute film that captures the essence of the Arrowhead 135. Each of the racers placed differently. Not all of them crossed the finish line, and none of them were expecting the snowstorm that swept the course on day two.
Click HERE to either rent or purchase it from Vimeo.
More roster updates and bib assignments have been posted.
Go to Results menu -> 2016 Results to see bib assignments.
The roster for the 2016 Arrowhead 135 has been published. You can
find it in the 'Race Info/Registration' menu, '2016 Roster' menu item.
We have entrants from the USA, Canada, Sweden, Brazil, and the UK. Good luck to all!
Story by Joy Parker, Ernest Shackleton Award winner.
Todd Gabrielson's side of Joy's story.
And Lisa's story, the Spirit of Arrowhead winner.
Interview/story by Jorden Wakeley, this year's winner in the men's bike division.
Interview with Tracy Petervary, 1st woman cyclist in this year's race (by Christopher Tassava).
Story by Marcus Berggren, men's running winner.
An account by Australian racer Grant Maughan of his 46-hour run at the Arrowhead.
Story by Christopher Tassava, a biker at this year's Arrowhead.
Article about Christopher Tassava and Jerry Bilek, cyclists from Northfield.
Story and photo gallery in International Falls Journal about this year's race.
Video of the finish of the men's bike leaders.
An interview with cyclist Joe Stiller.
Story by David Gray, a cyclist competing in his 10th Arrowhead.
Story by Charlie Tri, a cyclist who finished 6th.
Story by Mark Scotch, a cyclist who finished 15th
Story by Marc Brown, a cyclist who finished 43rd.
Story by Heidi Perry, a runner in this year's race.
Story by Guy Still from WCCO in Mpls, about various winter bike rides/races.
Article about Jason Husveth, a cyclist in this year's race.
Video interview of Harvey Lewis, a runner who finished 2nd. Harvey also won Badwater last year.
Article by Sarah Barker in Dead Spin.
Photo gallery of the finisher pics on FB. Go ahead and tag yourself.
Photo gallery by John Bertram, a runner in this year's race.
Photos by Chris Gibbs.
Photo gallery by Dan Luebke, a cyclist in this year's race.
Photo gallery by Scott Mark, a volunteer in this year's race.
Album of check-ins:
Album by John Spartz, super finish line volunteer:
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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.