If you are an ultra-runner, this race is a must-do! As described by the race director:
“Arrowhead 135: deep winter in northern Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, all scenic, rugged Arrowhead State Snowmobile Trail from AMERICA’S FRIENDLY ICEBOX: I-Falls to Fortune Bay Casino near Tower, MN.
Folks who have done the “Toughest of the Ultra’s” like Badwater, Brazil 135, Western States, etc. have to a person said running the Arrowhead 135 was their biggest challenge yet and now we’re on the list of the World’s Ultimate Running Races. 2012, our 8th yr. and every year we get better and smarter competition and more folks actually finishing despite some rather brisk (-42F degrees actual temp in 2011) weather! This year our 135 participant limit will likely be reached within a week of opening signups.
More and more diverse racers are coming to race northern Minnesota in the middle of winter! Who would think? 26 states and 6 countries for 2012. Feature articles in NY Times, Star-Tribune, and listed as2011 National Geographic Top Adventures and now the World’s Ultimate list have all contributed to a real cult following of rugged racers looking for the new challenges every year throws at them with nature, the trail and themselves.”
Congrats to the Arrowhead 135 team!