March Day - September 21, 2019

Endurance March (110 miles)

Endurance March

Endurance March Description

Black Hills Veterans March and Marathon

“Endurance March”

4 Days – 110 miles

Edgemont to Deadwood following the entire Mickelson Trail

This endurance event is broke down into four segments/days. The first three segments are all self-contained; you will be in charge of your own nourishment, hydration, lodging, medical support and transportation. It is recommended at least two participants march together with additional support personnel to provide assistance with drop offs at starting points, pick-ups at finishing points every day and anything else that might come up throughout the first three days.

The fourth segment is in conjunction with the participants of the one day Black Hills Veterans March and Marathon. This day there is many rest stops with food, drink and a competitive spirit to help urge you to the finish line.

Water points, small shelters, and latrines are located about every 8 miles along the trail, it is highly recommend to carry enough water sustain yourself between points.

Participant must wear military clothing and footwear. A back pack is recommended with needed supplies and water.

 

THIS IS A COMPLETION EVENT NOT A RACE

 

  1. Day 1 starts in Edgemont, SD at the Edgemont Trailhead: Located on the south end of Main street and finishes in Pringle, SD at the Pringle Trailhead: Located on the west side of Hwy. 385 in the center of the town of Pringle, (32.1 miles)
  2. Day 2 will starts In Pringle, SD at the Pringle Trailhead: Located on the west side of Hwy. 385 in the center of the town of Pringle and finishes in Hill City, SD at the Burlington Northern Hill City Trailhead, Located in Tracy Park east of the High School (28 miles)
  3. Day 3 will start in Hill City, SD at the Burlington Northern Hill City Trailhead, Located in Tracy Park east of the High School and end in Rochford, SD at the Rochford Trailhead Located on the east side of Rochford near the fire station. (22.5miles) (add 1.2 miles at the end)
  4. Day 4 will start in Rochford, SD at the Rochford Trailhead Located on the east side of Rochford near the fire station and end at the Deadwood rodeo grounds (26.2 miles)

 

Start time is 0500 each day, it will be dark so bring headlamps/flashlights etc

VERY LIMITED Cell service along the entire Mickelson Trail

Any questions about the 110 Mile Endurance March please email jeremy.l.eccleston.mil@mail.mil

George S. Mickelson Trail Map:    https://gfp.sd.gov/userdocs/mickelson-trail-map.pdf

 

Lodging

LODGING: Edgemont, SD, two hotels, 1) Cowboy Inn 2) Travelodge

One campground, 1) Edgemont Campground, contact 605-662-7057 or 605-891-9728

Pringle has NO hotels or camping area it is recommended to stay in Hill City, SD Trailside Park Resort. LLC is right off the trail and has hotel rooms and camping areas with showers etc

Quality Inn Hill City also runs along the trail and is right next to Trailside Park Resort

Rockford has no hotels or camping area, it is recommended staying in Deadwood where the last day you will finish at the Deadwood Rodeo grounds,

We will conduct registration the 11th of Sept in Rapid City

Location: TBD

Time: TBD