One of the more diverse trail ultras in Illinois. A beautiful 17 mile loop that consists of single track, hiking trails, and open prairie paths. You will see that we take a lot of pride in maintaining our trail system at COMLARA Park.
Shady Hollow Trail Runners
We are a 100% not-for-profit trail running club. Most of the race fees go into the event, the remainder goes to one of our charities. We are an old school, grass roots type running club and we take a lot of care to make this on of the best ultras in Illinois.
Same Start and Finish area as 2014. Lots of spectator room and easy parking.
Ultra and a Half-51 miles
The Ultra and a Half will start at 4:30 am. Three 17 mile loops. Course will be well marked with reflectors and flags. Sunrise is approximately 6:35 am so headlamps are a must.
The Ultra will start at 7:30 am. Two 17 mile loops.
Half Ultra-17 miles
One fast loop around beautiful Evergreen Lake.
Camping area is fairly close to start/finish area. More info on our website. We will have hot breakfast for all campers and 51 milers on race morning. Make sure to email race director if you are camping and want breakfast.
Post Race Goodies
Our post race food has gotten some rave reviews. Please make sure to stick around and try some great chow. We will also take donations from any non participants that would like to sample our selections. We will also have a selection of vegan and gluten free.
Four fully stocked aid stations. Basic aid station fare. Gluten free will also be available. At this time we are not certain of fluids-Gatorade or Heed.
Ultra and a Half finishers get a hand made hiking staff. Top six male and top six female Ultra finishers and top male and top female in the Half Ultra will get a hiking staff. All finishers will receive an arrowhead medallion.
Local time: 6:53 AM