The 5th annual Miocene Epic Endurance Challenge is a trail race on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County, Maryland. The event will take place 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. There will NOT be a 9 hour event category this year. All runners will receive a Miocene Epic premium item for registering, fully stocked aid station after each loop, post-run meal, beer & more!.
What Do I Get?
Every runner will receive:
Miocene Epic Maryland flag logo socks
A Miocene Logo Bondi Band entrants premium
Runners completing 50k or more will get a hand-made, ceramic medallion/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)
Prizes for anyone reaching the 50k or 50M distance
Podium awards for top 3 men/women in the 6 hour and 9 hour
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 have worked tirelessly to create a safety plan to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For this year, we have eliminated the 9 hour event category and reduced the in-person field to 50 runners. We will send in-person runners a full list of protocols that must be followed prior to the race. You can expect to be required to wear a mask or reasonable face covering at the start, aid stations, and when passing other runners. We are offering a virtual version of the event as well which will have unlimited capacity. 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!
Because of the ever-changing circumstances surrounding COVID, we are bound by Calvert Cliffs State Park and the county and state regulations around gatherings, sporting events, and recreation. It is 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 $20. 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. There will NOT be a 9 hour event this year. 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.
Local time: 6:00 AM