Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.8
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.8
SCENERY
4.6
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.4
What form will the Apocalypse take? Will it be Zombie hordes? Nuclear fallout? Alien invasion? Now you can see what the end of the world will look like when you run the End Of The Road Marathon and Half-Marathon. This truly unique race will take place on the famous Abandoned … MORE
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    Lorelei REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race happens on the abandoned PA turnpike. The funds raised go toward turning it into a green space for recreation. It’s a smaller race on an awesome course. The … MORE

    This race happens on the abandoned PA turnpike. The funds raised go toward turning it into a green space for recreation. It’s a smaller race on an awesome course. The conditions have not been improved since the turnpike was abandoned which means the roads are broken up and chunky and the tunnels are filled with graffiti. This is what makes it so amazing. Parking is right at the start and finish. Hotels are cheap. The food and beverages are plentiful and with good selections. Award winners get super cool awards.

    I streak this race and intend to for as long as possible. I love the simplicity of this race and the friendly folks who organize it.

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    2
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3
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    ssabol1562 FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race is held on the old Pennsylvania turnpike. It's an out and back course with two tunnels (1.25 miles & .75 miles). You definitely need a headlamp as there … MORE

    This race is held on the old Pennsylvania turnpike. It’s an out and back course with two tunnels (1.25 miles & .75 miles). You definitely need a headlamp as there is no lighting at all in the tunnels.

    I honestly thought that tough part of the course would be the tunnels but the surface in there was smooth and with no wind, I actually picked up time in there. The road outside the tunnels was the tough part as it’s open to the environment and is torn up. If you aren’t careful you could twist an ankle.

    Overall this course is fairly flat. There are some hills but they are almost unnoticeable. I wouldn’t expect a PR due to the rough road but you can definitely expect a decent time. The scenery was beautiful as well with the fall colors in full bloom.

    I definitely recommend this race. If you are considering it, I would not wait to sign up. While the race did not sell out this year, it did double in size from the prior year and due to the area that it is in, they will eventually have to cap the participants.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    MissPatRuns FIRST-TIMER '19

    I had been waiting for this race to open registration since I found out about it last year. I thought it would be a great challenge to run through 2 … MORE

    I had been waiting for this race to open registration since I found out about it last year. I thought it would be a great challenge to run through 2 tunnels, I hate tunnels! The race directors are responsive and very helpful. They even answered my question about bugs or rodents being in the tunnels…lol! They gave instructions about directions and parking and anything else for the race right up until the day before. This is a small race by comparison to some others, but it was very well run and the medal was awesome and I love the hoodie! It is a quality weight material with a pocket across the front and the dark tunnel design. The route is a flat out and back, but I gave it a high difficulty because the running path is beat up and can be a tripping hazard if you are not careful. Inside the tunnels are not too bad because they are protected from the elements. You will see graffiti, which can be interesting, and you must have a head lamp or flashlight because it is pitch dark. The weather was nice, a little chilly at the start, but ok while running. A drizzle started toward the end of my run, but nothing bad, a few drops here and there. The scenery was beautiful with the colorful fall leaves and the glow of daylight as you approach the end of the tunnels. Surprisingly, there were a couple of spectators out cheering us on, which was really nice of them, considering I wasnt sure how they got back there…lol! Be warned though, if you have an active bladder like I do, you might have to duck behind a tree along the route. There are potties along the way and of course water stations, but the portas are not plentiful, I think due to the terrain. That’s not a deal breaker though. Many people appeared to be with friends and so if you have running buddies, this would be a good run. The finish party had music and nice food items like popcorn, fruit, sodas, chocolate milk, and something I had not seen before which was wonderful…cup o noodles! Yes, there was hot water to prepare it and the hot soupy, salty mixture was perfect after a 13 miles and a chilly day. Parking was easy, right on site, but the location is kind of off the beaten path, but they did a good job putting up directionals and there were volunteers helping with parking. I really enjoyed this race and was so glad to have done it. It makes me smile now just thinking of it. Do it if you get the chance, before it gets really big (volunteer told me it is getting bigger and someone had purchased the area and was going to do some upgrading and make it a really nice area to attract people. The runner survey included a question about whether you would still run if they had to shuttle you in from a hotel location due to increased runners.)

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    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    5
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    Lorelei REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This race is on an old abandoned turnpike in PA. The condition is as mother nature made it. The roads are chunked up. There are lots of potholes and loose … MORE

    This race is on an old abandoned turnpike in PA. The condition is as mother nature made it. The roads are chunked up. There are lots of potholes and loose asphalt everywhere. Weeds are growing through the cracks. The tunnels are dark and graffitied. And by dark, I mean you need more than just your headlamp. It’s hard to imagine it when cars and trucks flew fast on it.

    I love this race for the amazing and interesting course. The staff do an amazing job keeping everything running smoothly and hassle-free. It’s a small race with 250 runners this year.

    There was a bit of a snafu concerning the start and finish line this year which resulted in Trivium Racing having to cancel the marathon altogether. However, they offered the marathoners spots for the half marathon distance. It’s my understanding that most of the marathoners took them up on that option.

    The run shuttle buses between the race and the host hotel for ease of transportation. However, there was also ample parking. I carpooled with friends and we stayed in our car until the last possible minute, which worked out quite well.

    Swag includes a finisher medal and a hoodie. The hoodie is just the perfect thing to get because you will get chilled after the race. It’s thick and soft and nicely designed. There is a ton of food at the finish, mich more than you might expect for a small race. The placement awards are to die for. They are “road signs” you can hang up and be proud of.

    I hope to do this race year after year.

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    3
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    4
    SCENERY
    4
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    4
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    Lorelei FIRST-TIMER '17

    The race course is on the old abandoned Pennsylvania turnpike. There are plenty of rollings hills that are not too easy and not too hard. The tunnel itself was 2 … MORE

    The race course is on the old abandoned Pennsylvania turnpike. There are plenty of rollings hills that are not too easy and not too hard. The tunnel itself was 2 miles long and you go through it twice. It’s absolutely black in the tunnels so you need your headlamps and flashlights. The roads outside the tunnels are very broken up since they have not been repaired since 1968 when the turnpike was abandoned. The roads inside the tunnels are in perfect shape since they had not seeing weather. There is plenty of debris and broken concrete inside tunnels to be aware of. All of this is outlined in the course description of the time you register and add to the ambience of the race. I’ve done well over 100 road races and I think this is probably one of the best course routes ever.

    For swag we received a black hoodie and a large medal. Both were very well done and high-quality. After the race there was a lot of pizza and candy and chocolate milk and other snacks being served. For an inexpensive race the swag is really awesome.

    I definitely plan to do this race again.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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