Course – A 1.05 loop comprising macadam (blacktop) and gravel roadway. Weather conditions on day of event will determine whether or not we use the gravel road and dirt trails.
Marathon? Sure. We’ll track your distance and time for whatever length of time you want (up to the full 12 hours). This is your chance to do a marathon without worrying about the clock. We’ll even mark the spot of the marathon finish (and the appropriate lap) for those that want to commemorate the event.
The primary purpose of this event is to promote cardiovascular fitness in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment. Many individuals will run/walk a distance beyond that they have previously achieved or set a personal goal that is meaningful to them. It is a personal thing and not a competition with other participants.
There are no trophies or prize money to be handed out but we will commemorate your mileage and times.
This event was started 30+ years ago by some of the founding fathers of the Erie Runners Club to test the endurance of some of the local runners. It still stands today as a personal test of one’s endurance whether it be running or walking or any combination thereof because of the tireless efforts of Rick Ferko and his long time volunteers. Rick’s battle with cancer ended shortly after the 2006 Endurance Run.
Rick’s commitment to Social Work and the local community impacted many lives and charitable causes.