This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 18, 2015

Race is FULL: Earth Day trail runs sold out approximately 3 weeks before race day

Remember to mark your calendar in 2016 so you do not miss out. We set our race capacity at a level our trail can handle . Earth Day trail races wish everyone could enjoy our trails, but we can not add any more runners.

Earth Day 50k/15 mile/5 mile

Celebrate Earth Day by running through the woods, enjoying nature, and making new friends! Join MUDD for our 4th 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.

The deadline has passed to get a race shirt and the race is nearly full. We want all runners to get some cool swag! All sign ups from here forward will get an Earth Day trail race TRUCKER HAT!

*Sign up by February 25th to be guaranteed a tech race shirt. We have sold out the last two years so be sure to sign up early.

Race shirts are male and female specific, made out of 100% recycled material. They are designed by Atayne with highlights of all the things that make Veterans Acres special! These are really cool shirts. You will want to sign up early to get one

It's a perfect goal race or warm up for Ice Age 50 & 50k. Here is the address for the starting line at Veterans Acres Main parking lot in Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Race start is 431 N. Walkup, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. 8 am start with packet pickup starting at 6:30 am. Race will fill up quickly with a cap of 275 runners!


RACE DAY Packet pick up: 6:30 am
Race Start: 8am
431 Walkup, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

We will also have Packet Pick up Friday night from 5-8 at

The Running Depot
30 H North Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Earth Day 5 mile Trail race!

We had so many request we decided to add a 5 mile race distance. Here is your chance to tear up the trails of VA. 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:

Under 29





Early bird pricing:
50k- $55.00
15 mile- $45.00
5 mile- $35.00

Age Group Awards Male and Female

Under 29






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:
Soup, cookies, PB & J, gatorade, soda, nacho chili bar, chips, pretzels

We are working towards making this race "landfill free" so please bring your own water bottle.

8 hours to complete the race!

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: 2:20 PM


Michele Hartwig
Race Director
Karen Wray
Volunteer Coordinator
Geoff Moffat
Course Manager

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