The Arrowhead Winter Ultra 2010

arrowhead2PRESS RELEASE: Arrowhead 135 mile Winter Ultra Marathon, Feb. 1, 2010

Who is tougher than the Arrowhead?

Only the toughest dare apply! ****** REGISTRATION OPEN ******* for February 1, 2010 event.

The 2010 event starts Monday, February 1, 2010 at 7am on the Arrowhead Trail near International Falls, MN USA. There are gear checks and pre-race meeting the Saturday and Sunday before.
If any of the 75 openings are still available, entries after Dec. 1 will be accepted at an increased price and only at the discretion of the race directors.

The Arrowhead Winter Ultra is a non-profit human powered ultra marathon on bike, foot or skis, covering 135 miles across the Arrowhead Region of Northern Minnesota from International Falls near the Canadian border to Tower, MN.  The course follows a scenic, hilly, State multi-purpose trail under extreme winter conditions the first Monday of February.

Completing the course is no small feat as winter temperatures in this area of Minnesota have been known to reach a record -60F degrees.  No wonder the locals have dubbed their town the “Icebox of the Nation” and “Frostbite Falls”.

There will be  check points serving hot soup at the Gateway Store and about the midway point at Melgeorges resort by Elephant Lake near the town of Orr.
Otherwise, racers are fully self-supported with a cutoff time of 60 hours. Each racer is required to carry mandatory food, water and gear as outlined on the rules page to cover the 3 days and 2 nights outdoors.

The new finish line is at Fortune Bay Casino on Lake Vermilion and there will be a new tipi checkpoint half way between Melgeorges and the finish.

The Arrowhead 135 Mile Ultramarathon is a founding member of the Badwater World Cup aka the “BAD 135” 135-Miles Worldwide initiative organized by AdventureCORPS, the producers of the  Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile foot race from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA. These events will join in a series with several new, unique, human-powered races that traverse 135 miles in extreme environments and conditions, including the Brazil 135.

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