*** Registration will open on November 11 at 11:11am for the 2018 race ***
No waking up at a weird time to sign up for this year's race!
New this year: No Cups, No Pacers* and No Early Starts!
No Cups: you are encouraged to carry a handheld bottle or carry a collapsable cup or flask for liquid fueling at our two aid stations. There are a variety of options out there and most cost less than $10, including shipping. This is to reduce the amount of trash created!
No Pacers: * if you are within 30 minutes ON EITHER SIDE of the 12:00pm time cutoff to start the final loop (11:30am-12:30pm) you will be allowed a pacer, as long as you are in adequate physical shape to complete the distance.
No Early Starts: This is due to misuse of early starts in the past, as well as a desire to make sure the faster runners are not endangering themselves or others when passing people early in the race. We never turn off the clock until the last runner has crossed the finish line!
Three loops of 10 mile trail through forest, hills, and meadows at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area. Almost all single-track trail except for small section on road & bridge that connects two sides of the trail loop around the lake. About 1500 feet of elevation gain per loop. This is a challenging scenic trail. Two fully stocked aid stations on each loop. Kick off your spring racing season on our beautiful trail! Please check out our website for more information.
The wait list can be found by clicking on the coffe cup icon. People on the list are taken in numerical order. We usually see approximately ten percent of the entered participants drop from the run prior to the event. Wait list people sometimes remove their name from the list. This moves up everyone below them. Waitlist movement picks up in February. Last year the list reached to the runner that started at number 17. We hope this information is helpful in making your early spring race choices.
Over the last several years our event has donated most of our race proceeds to the Red Cross (midwest tornado relief), donations to Warrior Hike (a combat veteran's program) and to the Kickapoo Rail Trail (a new bike trail connecting Urbana with Danville). Our plan is to again donate to Warrior Hike in 2018.
Many hours of donated time and labor from our volunteers keep the Clinton Trail open to use throughout the year. Visit our Clinton Lake Ultra Facebook group for updates and discussions.
The boring stuff
Start: 7:00 am
Local time: 12:26 AM
Time limit: 8 hours (not that fast? Our far aid station may close before your arrival)
Runner limit of 125
Parking is at North Fork Boat Access Parking Area (north Fork Road)
Carpooling is encouraged to help with available parking.
$65 through December 1, 2017
$75 through January 1, 2018
$85 through March 1, 2018
A 50% refund will be available through February 1 if a waitlisted runner takes your space. A 25% refund will be available through March 1 if a waitlisted runner takes your space. No refunds for drops in March, though your spot will be offered to a waitlisted runner if applicable.
However, since runners register so far in advance and we want to have as many runners participate as possible please contact us if you believe that your situation is unique. For example, if you have a serious medical situation arise AFTER registration (ie you break your leg and can't walk, discover you are going to be 6 month pregnant on race day, are undergoing chemotherapy) or are sent overseas in the military, we may be able to offer you a deferral to next year's event.
Packet Pick-up is race morning at 5:45am thru 6:45am at the start/finish.
Awards and Goodies
2018 participant swag is TBA but will be cool!
Finishers will receive unique awards with the race design.
The top five male and female runners will each receive special awards. (This is 10% of the finishers, based on past years!). You will still get your age group place in the results.