Electrathon America


ELECTRATHON is a type of ELECTRIC MARATHON in which the winner is determined by how far you go in a certain time with a given amount of battery power. ELECTRATHON AMERICA class competition uses specific design rules to ensure safe and fair competition. ELECTRATHON AMERICA events are held around the country and is an exciting new environmentally progressive sport.

To drive electrically powered vehicles as far as possible for one hour on a closed loop course using limited electrical energy.

To provide a forum where skill and ingenuity may be displayed, compared and tested.

To improve public awareness and understanding of efficient alternative electric vehicles.

To create an affordable sport defined by established rules in which groups and Individuals can participate competitively and safely.

NOTE: There are other Electrathon events held around the country which use rule sets similar to, but not the same as, Electrathon America Rules.  These should not be confused with Electrathon America sanctioned events which use the Electrathon America Design and Event Rules.


Electrathon America vehicles are single person, lightweight, aerodynamic, high efficiency, electric vehicles with three or four wheels. They must meet specific design and safety rules. They are powered by deep cycle lead acid battery packs not exceeding a specified weight limit (see Vehicle Design Rules section of the latest Handbook for current weights). Only sealed lead acid batteries will be allowed. See the design rules for specific battery information.


Membership is open to any individual, club or educational institution complying with the event and vehicle regulations.


Download your Membership Form: 

EA Membership Form(1).pdf

There are two types of membership: Competition and General.

Competition Membership is for those wishing to build a vehicle and/or drive one. It includes: 

  1. number registration of one vehicle

  2. one hardcopy of the Electrathon Handbook (includes illustrated event and design rules plus important event information, etc.)

   •    one vote on each of the issues put to the vehicle owners

  1. one year subscription to the ELECTRA newsletter

  2. competitor membership card. Issued and made available by local Chapters which can be presented as proof of current year paid membership

  3. your information is added to a roster of current competitor members which is made available to all Event Organizers. Your information is not sold or distributed otherwise.


General Membership includes a one year subscription to the ELECTRA newsletter and intended for those who wish to support or learn about the hobby but do not intend to build or drive a vehicle yet. 

All memberships are good for one year. 


Any event may be sanctioned by ELECTRATHON AMERICA provided the sponsoring organization complies with Electrathon America Design and Event Rules.

EA Sanctioned Race Form.pdf

K&K Event Insurance Form.pdf


West Point, Nebraska