Saturday, Sep 10, 2016

Evergreen Lake Ultras

COMLARA Park

Hudson IL 51 Miler, 34 Miler, 17 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 10, 2016

Course Description

One of the more diverse trail ultras in Illinois. A beautiful 15.5 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 race, one of the best ultras in Illinois.

100K (62.1 miles - 4 Laps)

The 62 mile Ultra will start at 4:30 am. Four 15.5 mile loops. Course will be well marked with reflectors and flags. Sunrise is approximately 6:35 am so headlamps or other lighting is required. Runners must start the last loop by 5:30 pm and the course closes at 10:30 pm. There will be finisher awards along with a special award for completing the Evergreen Lake Ultra.

50K (31.0 mile - 2 Laps)

The 31 mile Ultra will start at 6:30 am. Two 15.5 mile loops. Course will be well marked with reflectors and flags. Sunrise is approximately 6:35 am so headlamps or other lighting is required. Runners must start the last loop by 5:30 pm and the course closes at 10:30 pm. There will be finisher awards along with a special award for completing the Evergreen Lake Ultra.

25K (15.5 miles - 1 Lap) Fun Run

The 15.5 mile fun run will start at 6:30 am. There will be finisher awards for all finishers and a special award will be given to the top male and female finishers.

Start/Finish Area

The start and finish will be located next to the "Prairie Picnic Shelter" (40.640779, -89.034239). The start is next to a parking lot with plenty of room. There are restrooms, a playground area, and covered pavilions. Canopies are allowed along the start/finish line. No tents allowed in this area for camping. All camping are only allowed in designated camping area.

Locating Important Race Information

Important race information can be located on the race's Facebook page. The Race Group's page is named "evergreen lake ultras - race page". It can be found here.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1117374544967210/

This page is for you, the runners. Nothing but race discussion will be allowed. Important information concerning the race from your RD Team will be located under the "Files" tab. The documents have been named so that they can be easily identified. Take some time to read those as this addition information will help the new runners at Lake Evergreen. Read down through the discussions to see what people are talking about and ask your event questions. One of the members of the RD Team with answer shortly. If you do not get answer you need, feel free to contact me (Michael Fazio) at: run26.2driven@gmail.com.

Packet Pickup / Late Race Registration

You MUST BE REGISTERED BY 08/28/2017 TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT!!

There will be two opportunity for packet pickup:

Packet Pickup & Late Race Registration:
Friday evening (9/8/2017) from 3 pm to 7 pm at the "Prairie Picnic Shelter" (40.640779, -89.034239) which is also the Start/Finish for the race. There will be late race registration during packet pickup (No shirt or swag)

Packet Pickup ONLY! NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Saturday morning (Race Day! 9/9/2017) there WILL BE ONLY packet pick-up from 3:30 am to 7 am. However, remember, the 100k and 50K starts at 4:30 and 6:30 am and you must have your packet prior to the start of your race.

Camping

Camping is allowed only in approved camping areas. All camping reservations must be made through the park. I have included two links for your review. The park's contact information is listed in the links if further assistance is needed. These links include prices and locations of the camping areas.

http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/243

and

http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/index.aspx?nid=358

Aid Stations

Three fully stocked aid stations (including the Start/Finish) will have your basic aid-station ultra food. Each Aid Station will be approximately 5 miles apart. Depending on the weather, unmanned aid stations will be added to the course to provide additional water. Gluten free will also be available.

Hydration & Nutrition will be provided by Tailwind Nutrition. Tailwind information can be found at: https://www.tailwindnutrition.com/

Local time: 11:08 AM
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Results

Michael Fazio
Director
John Smith III
Co-Director
Rachel Head
Race Logistics
Jessica Sondgeroth
Timer
Abby Bokus
Aid Coordinator
Kristen Olson
Timer

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