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The Race: 135 miles Deep Winter across Northern Minnesota all on rugged, scenic Arrowhead State Snowmobile Trail from I-Falls to Tower, MN Fortune Bay Casino. Pick mode of transport at start: bicycle, ski or foot. This is our 8th year, beginning with 10 entrants in 2005 to ~135 starters 2012, featuring some of the best winter ultra-athletes in the world.
Historically coldest gosh darn race anyplace even the Arctic, check average temps, virtually every year luck has us -30 to -40C/F, we have frostbite to prove it. Arrowhead 135 Inc is Minnesota Not-For-Profit Organization of local athletes/volunteers dedicated to promotion of human powered ultra-endurance events across beautiful Arrowhead Region of Northern Minnesota. Race Mission is fostering national and international amateur ultra endurance sports such as winter-biking, skiing and trail running. We support and contribute to education about endurance sports safety and winter camping.
Goal of organization is to offer, fun, educational, yet challenging ultra-endurance event in extreme trail and weather conditions for economic and health benefit of communities in Northern Minnesota.
Race has costs for permits, insurance, T-shirts, awards, operational costs, etc. but we are hoping to minimize entry fees and break even. Any and all Profits all go to fine Special Operations Warrior Foundation Charity, providing college scholarships to children of US Spec Ops Soldiers killed and wounded.