April 4 - 7, 2024

Potawatomi Trail Runs

McNaughton Park, Pekin IL

Pekin, IL 200 Miler, 150 Miler, 100 Miler, 50 Miler, 30 Miler, 10 Miler

This Event Took Place Sun. Apr 7, 2024


Course Description

The course is a 10 mile loop consisting mostly of single track dirt, some prairies, several creek crossings, and endless rolling hills. Elevation gain per 10 mile loop is 1500 feet. Mother Nature controls the creeks; your feet may stay dry but probably not. It is not uncommon to see deer, turkey, birds, owls, and other critters. We will keep you well fed and hydrated along your journey with aid stations every 5 miles.


200 miler starts at 4 PM on Thursday.
150 miler starts at noon on Friday.
100 miler starts at 6 AM on Saturday.
50 miler starts at 6AM on FRIDAY.
30 miler starts at 6 PM on Saturday.
10 miler starts at 8 AM on Saturday

-Traditional DNS&DNF timing used. You cannot change or drop down distances mid-race. You must complete your distance to be a finisher.
-200 MILERS; Aid Stations officially open Friday at 6AM in conjunction with the 50 miler start. When the race starts Thursday, basic hydration & nutrition will be provided but plan accordingly for that first night.

Cutoff Times. 200=72 hours,150=52 hours, 100=34 hours,


Early start options are available to those who feel they may not make the cutoffs.They are NOT for those who don't like running at night, have other commitments race weekend or have friends doing other distances.
You must start at one of the predefined times listed above and are not eligible for podium awards. Yes, you still get your finishers buckle/award. Times are Thurs 4PM, Fri 6AM, Fri Noon or Sat 6AM.
-NO early start option for 200
-all early starts must sign up using the google doc provided via email & facebook about a month before race.


All participants will receive a shirt and finishers medal.
50,100,150 &200 mile finishers receive buckles.

150 & 200 mile finishers get a jacket upon completion
NOTE...this has changed from a participation jacket to a finishers jacket so pick your distance wisely.

IMPORTANT - If you are attempting a course record or looking to place/podium for any distance you MUST record your run and make it available for review. Garmin, Coros,Suunto,Strava,Map my Run or any other electronic tracking works well.

Gear & Drop Bags

A large carnival style tent with picnic tables will be provided for runners & their gear at the start/finish. No drop bags at mile 5 aid station


Primitive tent camping is available at no charge starting at noon Thursday. -No power or running water. We will have a group fire (no individual fires). Camping is in a field you run past each loop. No assigned spots, first come/serve. Most runners use their tent as "home base". Some use their car but this is off course and requires walking to it.
Campers may have camp stoves, propane, ect but not generators ( for the courtesy of your neighbors).
Power for charging electronics is available at the main A/S.

*Porta potties on-site.

TRAILERS - the park has room for 5 trailers. Trailers are limited to a max of 22 foot. You must back in, and then disconnect your vehicle. These spots must be reserved via email at potultras@gmail.com. You will recieve a confirmation back. Reservations are on a first come/serve basis. Sites aren't dedicated camping spots but rather along the same road where it widens. Generators ARE alllowed at these 5 sites.


You must sign a waiver, trail running can be dangerous. No guns, fireworks, swimming, alcohol or anything else the Park District doesn’t allow. Be aware that these are public trails, you may encounter other hikers, horses, frisbee golfers, ect..

DEFERRAL POLICY - you can defer your entry to the following year at 50% for any reason. You must get this in writing before the race.


PACERS/CREW/SPECTATORS - no limitations here. Bring who you need to help you finish.


For additional information please visit the Potawatomi Trail Races Facebook page where all things racing are discussed. This site and the Facebook page are the only sources of information. Beware of fake websites.

Course Map

Contact Info

Mike Kelsey
Race Director
Potawatomi Trail Runs

Event's current local time: 9:25 AM CT


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