"It's called the The Death Race because you may die. The kind of person that signs up for the race is someone who has no limits; they’re just basically a lunatic. The kind of person that finishes is an extraordinary person."
-- Joe DeSena, Death Race director
Known as one of the toughest races in the world, the Death Race is held in the small town of Pittsfield, VT every June. Only 300 athletes are selected from a pool of thousands who think they have what it takes to endure the race. Historically the race has a finishing rate of 10-15%, with most competitors dropping out within the first few hours.
"We don’t give you water, we don’t give you food, we don’t cheer for you, we tell you to quit. We don’t tell you when it starts, we don’t tell you when it finishes, that is a difficult day, or two, or three, or four, who knows how long its going to last.."
The theme of this years race is Betrayal. Races can expect 5+ hour mountain hikes, chopping wood, puzzles, swimming, biking, barbwire crawls, bushwhacking, electric fencing, and lots and lots of carrying awkwardly heavy objects. The race should cover at least 50 miles and clock in around the 48-hour mark.
"I feel sorry for the racers, their race is already over and they don't even know it. Not a single person will finish....everyone will quit."
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