Arrowhead Endurance Run is a family friendly 12 and 6 hour timed event. The race will be held on a 2 mile crushed gravel loop. It is a gently rolling loop that goes around beautiful Lake Arrowhead on October 12th, 2019. The course is partially shaded. There will be one awesomely stocked aid station at the start/finish area.
Participants may set up chairs and their own aid along the course. And there will be a covered area available for drop bags.
The 12 hour will start at 7am.
The 6 hour will start at 8am.
Runners in the 12 hour may want to have a flashlight or headlamp for the last 15 minutes of the race as it will be twilight then. But it is not required.
The average temperatures for Johnston City Illinois are 52-70 degrees. But it is always best to keep an eye on the weather leading up to the event so you are prepared.
We will have a prerace dinner and packet pickup Friday night. Restaurant still to be determined. Packets may also be picked up Saturday morning.
The race will have chip timing. And we are working on getting it certified.
All racers will get a finishers award. Male and female overall winners of the 12 and 6 hour will get a special award. And the overall age group winners will also get an award.
Camping is available at the race at Arrowhead Lake Campground. 618-983-3535
Stone Motel in Johnston City
There are several hotel choices in Marion Illinois. All are about 15 minutes to the race start.
Super 8. 618-440-3404
Comfort Inn 618-993-0183
Hampton Inn 618-998-9900
If you have any question about the event please don't hesitate to ask.
Event information will be updated on our FB page so please check that out too.
Arrowhead Lake Campground is welcoming the racers with free primative camp sites. There is also a bathhouse available for showers and a General Store for any last minute needs. There is fishing and a nice playground available for any of your crew. The 30 acre lake has a two nice docks to fish off of. And a extra pavillion is reserved for racers and their families to relax and eat.
I am planning all sorts of great things for the Arrowhead Endurance Run on October 12th!
But I thought I would introduce myself and some of the other staff. I am Laura Eriks. I am the Race Director.
I have been racing ultras since 2009.
I have completed almost 100 ultra distance races. And 19 one hundred mile races. Some of my favorites are:
Black Hills 100, 2011 2nd place female
Hawk 100, 2015 3rd place female
5 time finisher of Arkansas Traveler
Earned my 500 mile jacket at the Howard Aslinger 24hour event.
I have also finished dead last at races and have several DNF's to my name. The magic is in the journey not the destination.
The co-RD Michael Eriks is also a ultra runner and 50 states finisher. He has finished several 100 mile races. And ran across Indiana and biked back. He also was first male and second overall at the Shawnee Hills 100 mile race.
Our 13 year old son Logan finished his first 50k at Pumpkin Holler at the age of nine. He walked the entire race. Since then he has finished several races. Including 2 fifty mile finishes at a Mo'Bell and Howard Aslinger 24 hour. And just a few weeks ago finished the Strolling Jim marathon. He also loves playing Fort Nite. Who knew there could be so much dancing in one game!
We are a family who trains, races and supports each other. We understand the most important person out there is the person racing. And we will take the best care of you at a top notch event. We will treat you like family. Most of our dearest friends were met out on the race course. We are here for you. We want to make this your favorite event. Please don't hesitate to ask a question. Or if you have a special request we will do our very best to make that happen. Looking forward to meeting you all and giving you your finishers award.
Laura, Mike and Logan
Arrowhead Endurance Run is excited to be partnering with Soles4Souls. This initiative collects gently used shoes and repurposes them to be a sustainable income for families living in poverty in developing countries. We will have a donation box at the race. Please consider bringing a used pair of shoes. If you have any questions about this charity organization please ask.
Local time: 12:28 PM