Enjoy a post-race beer and a bowl of vegan chili. Grab a spot on the sunny grass or utilitize the shade of the shelter while you bask in the glow of your trail accomplishment.
Age group awards for the 10 Mile will be announced around 10:45am, while the marathoners are still on course.
Awards for the Marathon, including finisher shirts, will be announced a little bit after Noon.
The 10 Mile course will be run on the Sag Valley Trail. The entire course is wide horsetrail, with little to no technical trail running required. ***Please be aware that there are usually horses on the course***
The challenging part is the hills – with 670 ft of elevation, this 10 miler is ‘mountainous’ by Chicago standards.
Each turnaround point features an aid station, at these approximate mile marks: 3, 5, 8. There will be a porta-potty at mile 5.
See below for the mapmyrun route. Or look at Zach’s journey on the course: https://www.strava.com/activities/6188253409
The Marathon course will be run on the Sag Valley Trail. The entire course is wide horsetrail, with little to no technical trail running required. There will often be 2-way traffic, so you should always feel the encouragement of your fellow runners. ***Please be aware that there are usually horses on the course***
The Marathon course is three parts: 2 circuits of the 10 mile course, and a final 10k out-and-back to the WEST aid station & back.
The challenging part is the hills – with 1050 ft of elevation, this Marathon is ‘mountainous’ by Chicago standards.
There are several turnaround points, with each one offering the opportunity for aid. Each turnaround point features an aid station, at these approximate mile marks: 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 23. Check the “Aid Stations” section below for more details.
7:00am – Site open
7:30am – Marathon Start
8:00am – 10 Mile Start
10:45am – 10 Mile Awards
11:10am – North Aid Station Closed (16:45/mi)
12:15pm – Marathon Awards
12:30pm – South Aid Station Closed (16:45/mi)
3:00pm – Course Closed
RACEDAY PICKUP ONLY!
Saturday, 5/11 @ Teason’s Woods picnic shelter, 6:30am – 7:45am
Each participant will have a pre-stuffed bag sorted alphabetically by last name. Bag will include: bib, swag, water bottle, shades, running belt & more!
***if we add a pre-race pickup, we will email everybody and post it here***
Finishers in each race receive a large laser-cut wooden medal. Medal design will be posted here in the beginning of 2024!
Aid will be available at the following approximate mile marks: 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 23.
There is an aid station at each turnaround point on the course. There is also a timing checkpoint at each turnaround point. There are porta-potties at the east and west ends of the course. Details below…
NORTH: Water, Gatorade Endurance (Lemon-Lime)
WEST: Water, Gatorade Endurance (Lemon-Lime), Gatorade Gel, Pickles, Pringles, Gummi Bears, Toilet
SOUTH: Water, Gatorade Endurance (Lemon-Lime)
EAST: Water, Gatorade Endurance (Lemon-Lime), Toilet
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at an aid station, please email email@example.com!
Please carpool! The parking lot at Teason’s Woods (11200 S Willow Springs Rd) only holds 50 cars. Please carpool.
We have been told that if we tell you to park in another lot, we pay another reservation fee…
But just so you know, there is another lot @ Saganashkee Slough – East (10901 S Willow Springs Rd). You could theoretically park there and walk 400m south on the Cal-Sag path to Teason’s Woods.
We have been asked not to have you park near the Swallow Cliff stairs & then do your 1km warm-up jog west to Teason’s Woods. But we can’t stop you from doing either of those.
We also cannot stop you from parking at Cherry Hill Woods and doing a 1km warm-up jog south through the woods.
We always need volunteers, and we reward our volunteers with swag or discounts. If or your group would like to volunteer with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org