Six Days in the Dome III - presented by SWORD
Will be a World Class, Six-day race that will take place July 23-August 1, 2020, at the amazing Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Pettit Center has a state of the art 443+ meter indoor oval that will be the ideal setting for world record attempts. We will have a total of approximately 180 elite runners from across the globe that will competing and attempting to break existing World, National, or Age Group records in the 24-hour, 48-hour and 6-day events. A special Invitation Only 24 hour will kick things off on Thursday, July 23, followed by 24/48h on July 24, and the feature 6day will begin on Sunday July 26.
Our 2019 event is the second edition of “Six Days in the Dome”. The first was held in August 2014 in Anchorage Alaska at the Alaska Dome, and was highlighted by Joe Fejes breaking the American Record for six-day with his 580 mile performance. (Joe subsequently ran even further in 2015 with a 606 mile performance at the EMU 6-day race held in Balatonfured, Hungary.)
Additionally, Traci Falbo broke the women’s 48-hour World Indoor Track Record and American Record with 242.093 miles. Numerous other national marks were set and many of our Alaska participants came home with their own personal best performances.
The Alaska race created a significant amount of buzz in the international ultrarunning community on social media and was also widely covered by the mainstream media including the following publications:
HBO boxing commentator and author Kieran Mulvaney attended the event and was the author of the ESPN article. We also had the local Anchorage TV and newspapers that had daily coverage of our event. We expect our second edition to garner even more attention.
Thanks to this top notch real-time chip timing system www.ultratimingpros.com the Six Days in the Dome-the Redux 2019 is expected to attract more than 30,000 unique visitors to our webcast during the weeklong event. No doubt many ultrarunners across the globe will be glued to their mobile devices and computers as the race unfolds.