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Arrowhead Ultra 135
The 2024 edition of the Arrowhead 135 will be Jan 29-31, 2024. Registration will be open Sept. 1, 2023. Registration link can be found HERE.
Gear check will be Jan 27 and 28, 2024 at the Backus Community Center.
Completing one of the below accomplishments would typically qualify an entrant for this year’s Arrowhead Winter Ultra; however, entry is not guaranteed. The race directors reserve the right to change the rules in the interest of safety and sportsmanship or for any reason deemed appropriate by the race officials. The race directors reserve the right to select entrants based on other important considerations, as well as due to the requirements of insurers, sponsors, the Minnesota State DNR and other regulatory agencies.
Basically, we look for both endurance and cold weather experience. Below are general guidelines – race veterans and volunteers get preference for entry.
Qualifying activities for runners:
- Completing a prior Arrowhead 135, Tuscobia 160 or similar race.
- Finishing 100 mile foot race or completed multi-sport event, including a 100 mile run. A race in winter conditions improves your odds of being selected and surviving.
Qualifying activities for bikers:
- Complete a prior Arrowhead 135, Tuscobia 160, Susitna, or similar race.
- Finishing 24 hour bike race, with minimum of 100 miles completed for off-road, or 200 miles on road. A race in winter conditions improves your odds of being selected and surviving.
Qualifying activities for skiers:
- Complete a prior Arrowhead 135, Tuscobia 160, or similar race.
- Finishing a 24 hour ski race with a minimum of 100 miles completed.
There are lots of articles, stories, and photo albums from racers, reporters, and volunteers. Go read them all.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s enduring promise to America’s Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations Personnel is to honor the fallen, and all Medal of Honor Recipients, by providing full educations and additional opportunities, “cradle to career” (preschool – college), to their children.
Koochiching County Food Access coordinates food distributions in International Falls, Big Falls & Littlefork.
Provide warmth for children in need during cold winter months. The goal of the Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child in North America goes without a coat during the winter season.
Independent School District 361 Communication Education hosts a Bikes for Kids give-away for children in the International Falls area. Arrowhead Ultra donates bicycles to ISD 361 for this program.