Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 @ 6:30 AM

The Blood Run

28318 466th Avenue

Lennox, SD 6hrs, 12hrs

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 21, 2017

The Course

This is 3, 6, 12, 24 or 36 hour race that loops around an organic vegetable farm just south of Lennox, SD. There isn't much elevation gain or loss and the trail will be determined by how much rain we have gotten over the summer. The course follows a border around our acres of vegetable fields--so it is mainly well traveled dirt and some pasture where the miniature animals reside.
The 36 hour race is new in 2021 and will start at 6am on Saturday, September 4th and end at 6PM on Sunday the 5th. The 24 hour race will start at 5pm on Saturday, September 4th and end on Sunday at 5pm. The 12 hour race starts at 7am on Spetmeber 5th, the 6 hour starts at 9am on Sunday and the 3 hour starts at 10am on Sunday. You are encouraged to stick around for the fun!

The Name

In 2011 we decided to purchase a farm with the intentions of growing vegetables for the masses. We named our farm The Good Earth after the Noble Prize winning novel by Pearl S Buck. We grew vegetables like crazy and worked our tails off. In the mean time, a local monument named Blood Run was turned into a state park. The powers that be thought that naming a state park Blood Run wouldn't elicit a positive image, so they named the park The Good Earth at Blood Run.
We have a sense of humor and we love endurance running, so we came up with a timed run that would mimic what it is like to be an organic vegetable farmer.

Local time: 10:31 AM


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