End Of the Road Marathon, Half Marathon and 4 Mile

End Of the Road Marathon, Half Marathon and 4 Mile
Monday, Oct 25, 2021 at 8:30am
Cove Valley Travel Plaza on Closed PA Turnpike
3005 Pump Station Rd

Now in its fifth year, hundreds of athletes have come from all over the US to try out this unique event! You may remember from the 2009 apocalyptic movie “The Road.”  This stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was bypassed in 1968, leaving 2 tunnels and miles of road untouched by traffic for nearly 50 years! You will get an opportunity to spend 5 miles of your race underground in the old tunnels, so a headlamp or flashlight is required!   Trivium has partnered with the Bedford Fulton Joint Recreation Authority in order to raise funds to develop this abandoned road into a greenway so that runners and bikers can enjoy the route for years to come.  Come race the original old turnpike half marathon!

For 2021 we are adding a 4 Mile race to the Saturday event AND we will be adding a second half marathon on Sunday to accommodate more athletes without crowding the out-and-back course (each day of racing will be limited to 500 runners)!  We will also have a waiting list for bringing back the FULL MARATHON on Sunday!  If we get 200 people interested in the full by June 1st, we will have a Sunday Half and Full!


Pre-race meeting: 8:25am
Marathon Start: 8:30am
Half Marathon Starts: 9:00am
Half Marathon awards:  approx. 12:00pm
Half Marathon course closes: 1:30pm (4.5 hour limit, about 20:30 min per mile pace)
Marathon awards: approx. 2:00pm
Marathon course closes: 3:30pm (7 hour limit, 16 min per mile pace)

Course Info:

Starting right on the Abandoned Turnpike this year, runners will run the entire 13.1 miles on this historic landmark! They will run out through the two tunnels and then u-turn at the end of the Turnpike and follow the route back. Please be aware that this course contains long, crumbling sections of road and 2 tunnels that lack lights.  Headlamps (or flashlights) will be REQUIRED gear for runners.

Click here for Course Map


Finisher medals to everyone who completes the half marathon, marathon, or 4 Mile race
Awards to the top 3 overall males and females in each distance
Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69, 70+.
There will be separate awards for the Saturday and Sunday half marathons



Through April 30th

Through July 31st

Through Race Day

Half Marathon








One Tunnel 4 Mile




Virtual Race


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