This is 3, 6, 12, 24 or 36 hour race on a 1.5 mile loop 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 will start at Midnight/12AM on Saturday, August 31nd and end at 12/Noon on Sunday the 1st. The 24 hour race will start at Noon/12PM on Saturday, August 1st and end on Sunday at 12/Noon. The 12 hour race starts at Midnight/12AM on Saturday, August 31st, the 6 hour starts at 6am on Sunday and the 3 hour starts at 9am on Sunday. All races will end at the same time--Noon on Sunday. You are encouraged to stick around for the fun!
There are camping spots available for runners and crews. We have one fully stocked aid station that you will run by on each 1.5 mile loop (with FLUSH TOILETS). You can also crew from your campsite/car. You crew can hang out at the farm and enjoy the time in the country.
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.
Event's current local time: 12:25 PM CT
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. 2024 marks our 10th year and we are pulling out all of the stops. You never know what is going to happen at the farm, but we know it's going to be memorable.