Teams of two compete to be the first to reach a select list of historical cemeteries in and around the Hoosier National Forest. A digital picture in front of each cemetery sign will be proof of reaching the check-point. Teams will race to five mandatory check-points, two of which will be drawn and announced the morning of the event. Two other check-points will be declared "dead" and be of no value for that day. Check-points can be reached in any order, using any route.
We post a list / map of cemeteries for you to visit, each of which has a time bonus. There are five mandatory cemeteries, which do not give a time bonus. You must reach all five to be an official finisher. Three of these are announced here on the web page by March, and two more are announced five minutes before the race start. Two additional checkpoints will be drawn and declared "dead" - of no value for that day's race. The list of checkpoints and bonus times is subject to changes up through March 1.
"Sweet Sixteen Bonus" - An additional 16 minute bonus is given to teams that ride to all 16 valid check-points.
NO MAPS will be given to you at the start. The best known map of the area is the National Geographic Trails Illustrated "Hoosier National Forest" map, available at various outdoor retailers / outfitters in the area. You may also use electronic devices to navigate, but user beware of errors and omissions.
Most signs are located along the road and not inside cemetery grounds. If a sign is known to be missing, we will place a temporary sign at the cemetery. Please be respectful of cemetery signs, property and headstones.
- Date: March 21, 2020
City, State: Story, Indiana
Online Information: http://www.dinoseries.com/death-march/