Join us for 12 Hours of Road America at Road America Race Track!
Teams of 2 or more can run together! There is no limit on the size of a team. There is no limit to the amount of runners who can be on course at once. Every person on the team will have their own timing chip and are still eligible for individual awards.
Teams will also be automatically entered into the relay race as well. Each team will receive a dedicated relay timing chip that they can pass along to any runner on their team they choose. Teams can still run in groups but the furthest distance the team chip goes will count toward the relay competition.
Solo runners and their crew are working to complete as many laps on the 4.15 mile route as possible over the course of 12 Hours. The route is a scenic, mix terrain run course traversing the paths and roads inside the race track.
This will be epic! How far can you go!?
TIMING / SCORING
Each rider is assigned a timing chip and will be eligible for awards in their respective division.
- Most miles completed (individual mens & women’s) – Yellow Running Tech
- Team Relay – Trophy
- 100 Kilometer Milestone – Belt Buckle
- Fastest Lap (individual men’s & women’s) – Green Running Tech
- King and Queen of the Mountain – Polka Dot Running Tech
RUNNING AT NIGHT
All runners are required to have a working headlight while running. The course is partially illuminated with light towers, but we still do require lights as some sections are more lit up than others. A charging station and additional lights will be available for purchase in the pit area.
All riders will receive the following upon checking in on race day.
- 12 Hours of Road America bag – (Victory Lane Experience riders ONLY)
- RA 12 Buff
- One free dinner ticket
- One free beer ticket
- One free midnight pizza dinner ticket
- One free pancake breakfast buffet ticket
- Timing chip
Finisher Medals: All runners will receive a heavyweight 12 Hours of Road America finishers medal upon completion of the event. These finisher medals are available to be picked up inside race headquarters anytime after 5:00am. You must show your riders number to claim your finishers medal.
The King / Queen of the Mountain is a fun challenge on course that pushes runners to give it their all and see how quickly they can run up the the climb to the tower! Timing data points are located at the bottom and top section of the hill top capture riders as the enter and exit the challenge section. Top male and female time takes home the polka dot running T!
The Speed Challenge is all about SPEED and how fast you can go over one lap! Timing data points are located at the start and finish of the speed section capture riders as the enter and exit the challenge. The fastest time takes hope the green running tech T!
The Distance Challenge rewards the top runner in the entire event who has completed the most amount of laps in the allotted amount of time. This is sort of our “winner” of the event. Each lap is a complete circuit from the start line to the finish line. Timing chips are used to collect lap data and count your laps as you run through the night! Top male and female take home the yellow tech T!
Pit Lane is OPEN!
Pit Lane is proudly sponsored by Festival Foods, Nuun, Honey Stinger and Broken Spoke Bikes!
Athletes can enter pit lane at anytime during the race to re-fuel, re-hydrate or receive bike support from Broken Spoke Bikes. An aid station will be fully stocked and available to you during the duration of the event. This aid station has water, Nuun electrolyte drink and other race food.
All athletes / teams will be given ample space in pit lane to store their gear. If your team has more than 10 athletes, you will be given additional space in pit lane. Please note, all gear MUST be removed from pit lane no later than 7:30am – race cars will be entering the track at 8:00am.
You are allowed to pop up a 10×10 tent in your assigned pit stall. PLEASE bring some form of weight to weigh your tent down. HAVE FUN! Bring some lights, decorations and other fun items to dress up your pit stall and help your riders identify where their pit stall is theirs. Pit lane will be BUSY, so please enter and exit using caution.
Pets are not allowed in Pit Lane.
Camping is recommended but not required.
Everyone will receive a space for camping / parking when you arrive.
Camping areas are not assigned, and are first come first serve. We have plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable. New for 2020…we will have a separate area across the track near the VIP tower if riders want a “quiet area” for camping. We will also be allowing you to park your car by your tent If you do plan on camping.
Please arrive early to allow yourself time to setup.
Campers and RV’s are cool. If you need hook ups for your RV, you will have to work with Road America for this reservation.
The Race Paddock area is the center hub of all the fun. This is where your music, food, expo and other activities will take place. Once the event begins, we will have yard games available to play with your friends while you wait for your turn to ride. We’ll also have fires going into the evening to stay warm and just cozy up next to a fire. What better way to enjoy an August night than bikes, beer, music and a campfire.
Check out all the details about the entertainment we have lined up!
You’ll also be able to view all the official Race Merchandise here. If you decide to take a volunteer shift during the event, you’ll save $5.00 off any single item in the merchandise tent.
All athletes must attend the Opening Ceremony at Victory Lane which consists of a 20 minute overview of the event, safety points, pit lane logistics, paddock area details, challenge info, rules and more.
The Opening Ceremony takes place at Victory Lane at 6:15pm.
Feel free to visit the race HQ tent anytime during the event if you have questions. We’ll be happy to help.