This event has been postponed from Apr 18, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020
We have went to our back up date of October 17th
We know everyone has been training and is excited to run the race. Please know that we care about all of you. We want to see all runners keep their spirits up and continue to feel the personal connection that is special to our trail running sport.
We have created an Earth Day Virtual Race so you can still reward yourself for the training you have done. We have many fun awards in unique categories that you can win.
All registered runners can participate in both the Earth Day Virtual Race and the October 17th race. Results for both races will be listed.
Registered runners can go to our website and fill out form for the Virtual Race. Super FUN Award Categories. Everyone has a chance to win.
Celebrate Earth Day by running through the woods, enjoying nature, and making new friends! Join Ornery Mule Racing for our 8th annual race at the hidden gems of Veteran Acres and Sternes Woods in Crystal Lake, IL. The beautiful course features winding single track, rolling hills, blossoming spring flowers, open prairie, and pine forest
Earth Day trail races make a perfect goal race or last long run before Ice Age 50 & 50k.
Race cap: 350 runners
RACE START LINE
ADDRESS:Veterans Acres Main parking lot in Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
431 N. Walkup
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
8 am start with packet pickup starting at 6:30 am.
REGISTER EARLY TO GET A SPOT IN 2020
Earty Bird Pricing
Good through October 9th
15 mile- $58.00
5 mile- $40.00
Packet Pick up
FRIDAY PACKET PICK UP 5 pm to 8 pm
Ornery Mule Racing Trailhead/Headquarters
824 S. Main Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP: 6:30 am at the small concession stand building near race start line.
RACE START TIME: 8am
Race shirt order goes in on February 10th
We order more shirts than entrants we let in.
Sign up early to be sure to get the size you want
Shirt size preference will go to the first people to sign up.
The course is a 5 mile loop. There is one major aid station at the start/finish line. We will have homemade goodies as well as typical ultra food:
cookies, PB & J, Sportsdrink, soda, chips, pretzels
We are working towards making this race "landfill free" so please bring your own water bottle.
8 hours to complete the race!
Age Group Awards
Age Group Awards Male and Female
Rules for Award winners
You can only win an award in the race distance you are registered for.
If you plan to drop to a shorter distance race, you must make the change by April 8th. If you do this, you will still be eligible to win overall or AG award in the distance you are listed in. Race day or changes made after April 8th can not win awards.
The course runs through single track, rolling hills that will challenge and help you. The course is set up as a PR trail race.
All races will start together. We will start in the ball field and run around the pond to allow runners to spread out before they hit the single track.
1st Overall Male and Female will receive an award. They will be taken out of AG awards.
Age Group awards for Men and Women are:
Refund policy on waiver
I understand that race registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance, race registrations are not transferable to other participants or to a future years event. Please consider these factors carefully before completing your registration.
Local time: 10:27 AM