The Aurora 10/20/30 race is inspired by the Ross Sea Party (the lesser known half of Ernest Shackleton's famed 1914 Antarctic exploration mission known as the Endurance).
The Ross Sea Party was tasked to land on the southern edge of the Antarctic continent (at the Ross Sea) and make a series of supply drops that the main expedition would be able to consume as they made their Trans-Antarctic journey from the northern edge of the continent (The Weddell Sea) across the south pole and, ultimately, to the Ross Sea. Enduring unimaginable hardships and setbacks did not deter the members of the Ross Sea Party. They ultimately completed their mission, though it proved a futile effort in the end.
The entirety of the Endurance mission is a testament to human fortitude and our natural proclivity to explore. We hope you continue to find inspiration in those who have blazed the trails before you!
We know that you will enjoy the beauty and ruggedness of this landscape and, yes, the trails will be expertly marked for easy navigation during the race.