As most of you know by now, we at The Inferno pride ourselves on extreme difficulty.
We want to be known as one of the toughest challenges out there and we've got just the course to make sure that happens!
Introducing the SKULLS Challenge, Oregon's 1st full marathon obstacle course race; that's right, we said marathon!
All challengers will complete two full loops of our half marathon course and perhaps even face a few extra special obstacles
that are just for them? wink, wink. This is one hell of a challenge that we guarantee you will never forget!
- 26.2 Miles
- 60+ Obstacles
- ¼ Mile Swim
- 1+ Mile of Elevation Gain
The SKULLS field will be limited to only 75 athletes and will be the first heat out on race day. Be prepared for a start as early as 6:30am.
For safety purposes, we require a race and/or athletic background for anyone who would like to compete in this challenge.
Please submit your background to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "Skulls Challenge" to be considered.
Current Challengers and serious beasts!
- Laura Lewis - 2x Defending Champ, The Inferno 13.1 Mile Course
- Dana Scoles - 1st to Complete 2 Loops of The Inferno 13.1 & 2014 Ultra Beast Finisher
Dana Scoles 2014
Laura Lewis 2015
Kim Lizka 2015
Does the mention of a long distance swim have you shaking in your boots?
Well put on your big kid pants and step up to the challenge! Trust us, it won't be that bad!
What we've designed for you:
To make sure all participants have plenty of opportunities to cool off on a hot August day,
you'll find a 200m swim located at some point along the course*.
A swim? What about my shoes?!
If you're not down to swim with your shoes on, kick them off at the dock and come back to them.
Still a little hesitant? Don't worry? We'll have floaties for you!
Here's a little peek at one of the swims, to give you an idea of what it looks like. Get excited!
*Only the 13 mile and 6 mile courses incorporate the swim
At our inaugural event in 2013, two participants Justin Tarr and Alberto Garcia decided to pick up a tire and carry it
through the entire race and hence the Golden Tire Award was born. We now offer this challenge to any participant in our
races - and those that complete the Inferno carrying a tire throughout receive a special award to add to their medals.
Justin and Alberto still hold the record for the longest distance carried, since they hauled those suckers through our 13 mile course
(granted they picked up their tires at the tire carry at mile 2 and decided to hold on to them). The record for finishing the entire
half marathon is still up for grabs. Up to the challenge?
13.1 Mile Finishers
Justin Tarr 2013, 2015
Alberto Garcia 2013
Jered Lutu 2015
John O'Keeffe 2015
Ryan Eden 2015
6 Mile Finishers
Jeff Haight 2014
Tamie Lynne 2014
Chris Cordova 2014
Rogelio Valderrama 2014
Asa Parker 2015
Jarod Scribner 2015
Jeremy Hill 2015
Joe Pacheco 2015
Nick Burns 2015
Robbe Abel 2015
Ryan Dillard 2015
3 Mile Finishers
Brittney Bell 2015
Corey Spencer 2015
Camping is available Friday September 9 & Saturday September 10 free of charge for anyone interested.
Be aware camping is in an open field without access to running water. There will be portable toilets on site.
Those with camp trailers are welcome to bring them, however there are no hookups available.
Please send an RSVP to email@example.com if you plan on taking advantage of camping
on Friday night so we can get a rough estimate of those that will be arriving.
Note: Those that choose to camp will still be required to pay the $10 parking fee,
however no extra charges will be incurred.