The Miocene Epic Endurance Challenge is a trail race on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County, Maryland. The 7th annual running will take place once again at Calvert Cliffs State Park in Lusby, Maryland. The race consists of a ~5 mile loop where runners will have up to 6 hours to run as much or as little as they would like. All runners will receive a Miocene Epic premium item, Miocene Epic swag bag, well marked loop course, helpful and supportive volunteers, INCREDIBLE food options including vegetarian and vegan meals, fully stocked aid station after each loop, post-run meal, beer & more!.
What Do I Get?
Every runner will receive:
A Miocene Epic premium item
Runners completing 50k or more will get a Miocene trilobite medal
Fully stocked aid station with sweets, salty snacks, drinks, fresh breakfast foods (pancakes, fried potatoes, bacon, fruit, etc.) on every loop
Hot meal for lunch/finish (we've done wood fired pizza, roasted elote, chili, fries, etc in the past)
Podium awards for top 3 men/women in the 6 hour open category plus age group awards
A beautiful course and plenty of room to set up your own tent, chair, cooler, etc for a personal aid/rest station between loops.
We are offering a virtual option for anyone unable to run in person. Runners who do the in-person or virtual event will receive the same swag and finishers items. Virtual runners swag will be shipped directly to you at no additional cost!
It is always possible that the in-person event could be cancelled at any moment due to circumstances we cannot control. If the in-person event must be cancelled, all runners will be placed into the virtual event. No refunds will be given. Please refer to the refund policy on our waiver at checkout. Ordinary cancellations 30 days or more before the event will receive their entry fee minus $30. Cancellations less than 30 days before the event will not receive a refund. We do not defer entries to a future event.
Calvert Cliffs State Park is located at 10540 H. G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD, 20657. Each loop begins and ends at the picnic pavilion. The race starts at 9am and will end at 3pm for 6 hour runners. The park opens at dawn (~7am) leaving runners with plenty of time to park, check in, and relax before the start.
Parking & Park Entry
Runners can park in any available space within Calvert Cliffs State Park. Runners will be responsible for paying the entry fee of $5 for Maryland residents or $7 for non-Maryland residents.
Event's current local time: 6:55 AM ET