Arrowhead 135 2018: Race starts 1PM UK time (7AM CST) Monday 29/01/2018
If you’re unfamiliar with the event it’s a 135 mile race across Northern Minnesota from Frostbite Falls* (International Falls) to the rather friendlier sounding Fortune Bay Casino in Tower. As well as Fatbikers, there will also be runners and XC skiers lining up to race.
No chance of heat stroke
As I type, the temperature is a frosty -18°c with an expected low of -24°c! This shouldn’t faze the competitors, they will have already completed a Winter Ultra to qualify and many will want to use their Arrowhead 135 finish as a qualifier for the only North American race with colder temperatures; the Alaskan based Iditasport.
One of the quirks of the race is that all competitors must finish with 3,000 calories of food aboard their bike, a large tub of peanut butter is the favoured option!
Spot-watching starts on Trackleaders at 7a.m. local time, 1:00p.m. here in the UK.
*The real name is International Falls, Bullwinkle Moose, of Rocky & Bullwinkle Fame comes from Frostbite Falls, inspired by the real location!
Last modified: 28th January 2018