NOTE: The 2020 ECo EPIC is cancelled due to Covid-19 and the unpredictable situation in September.
Do you want to test your limits without the pressure and cost of an endurance race?
Do you want to incorporate a BIG training weekend into your schedule?
Here is your chance!
The Endurance Company Epic Weekend consists of up to 10,000 meters swimming, 210 miles biking, and 26.2 miles running spread over three days.
Anyone who can complete the entire distance is…
“2018 was my first year to experience Eco’s Epic weekend. I will definitely be back, it was one of the most amazing three days of training volume I have ever accomplished! Well organized, great coaches and an awesome team of athletes helped my push limits I had never seen before! Thanks Endurance Company – can’t wait for this years Epic weekend.”Bill
ECo EPIC provides a unique endurance challenge independent of competition, high entry fees, and congestion, and you get to do it among like-minded people in a fun, group atmosphere.
EPIC finishers gain confidence to tackle other endurance challenges like Ironman and ultras. In fact, we have heard people say that after finishing EPIC, Ironman doesn’t seem intimidating!
Epic finishers get the 243 sticker!
SAG and SUPPORT:
The checkpoints for Saturday’s ride are:
SAG and SUPPORT:
The checkpoints for Sunday’s ride are:
“Epic weekend is just that – “Epic.”
We start in Quincy, IL. So, you’ll need to be in Quincy by 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
We have a welcome dinner scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Since the event begins in Quincy, IL and ends in Columbia, MO, we have a couple of options for parking.
Our goal is to enjoy training, enjoy hanging out with other endurance athletes, and keep it affordable. But, we also want you to be comfortable. So, our lodging options allow you to either have a hotel room by yourself or match up with another EPIC participant. The choice is yours, but we will help you find a roommate if you want. Here’s what you need to do before EPIC weekend to be sure you have lodging taken care of:
We will provide BASE nutrition and water at the swim and during the bike. Otherwise, you are responsible for your own gear and nutrition.
Here are some tips for what to bring with you:
The swim is hosted at Sheridan’s 50 meter outdoor pool. In case of bad weather, we will move the swim inside to the 25-yard pool.
The goal is to set the stage for you to succeed and cover the distance.
Here are things you may want to have poolside:
Road or tri bikes are fine. If you have a cyclocross or mountain bike, you can use that, but we encourage road bikes.
Our goal is to take care of the details so you can focus on training. We will have two SAG vehicles for 1/2 and FULL EPIC. These vehicles will have your gear and will also have tools, tubes, spare tires, water, and BASE nutrition products.
Even though we have the SAG vehicles, you may not always have immediate access to SAG, so you need to prepare as if you were riding unassisted.
Here are some things you need to bring with you:
Even though we are using the Heart of America Marathon as the run portion of EPIC, it is its own event. So, once you enter for the HOA marathon, you will be under the rules and course aid of the HOA marathon. Be sure to check the HOA website for course aid and the course maps.