Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 @ 7:30 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 25, 2017

The 2021 race is on!

The race will have a staggered start and reduced aid station options. Face coverings will be required when at the start/finish or Iron Bridge. Other COVID-19 precautions will be taken (hand sanitizer, limited touch packet pickup, etc).

All 2020 entrants had the option of deferring to the 2021 or 2022 event, receiving a 50% refund, or donating their entry fee to Warrior Hike.

The information below has not been updated, and does not accurately reflect cutoff times for 2021. All loops will be run in the same direction this year.


Three loops of 10 mile trail through forest, hills, and meadows at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area. Almost all single-track trail except for small section on road & bridge that connects two sides of the trail loop around the lake. About 1500 feet of elevation gain per loop. This is a challenging scenic trail. Two fully stocked aid stations on each loop. Kick off your spring racing season on our beautiful trail! Please check out our website for more information.

2020 will be washing machine style (ie you will run the first and third loops in the same direction, and the middle one the opposite direction).

12:00pm (5 hours) cutoff to start your last loop (leave the start finish at mile 20).
1:30pm (6.75 hours) cutoff to leave the Iron Bridge Bar and Grill (mile 24.5 or 25.5 depending on race direction)

Wait list

The wait list can be found by clicking on the coffe cup icon. People on the list are taken in numerical order. We usually see approximately ten percent of the entered participants drop from the run prior to the event. Wait list people sometimes remove their name from the list. This moves up everyone below them. Waitlist movement picks up in February. We hope this information is helpful in making your early spring race choices.

No Cups, No Pacers and No Early Starts!

No Cups: you are encouraged to carry a handheld bottle or carry a collapsable cup or flask for liquid fueling at our two aid stations. There are a variety of options out there and most cost less than $10, including shipping. This is to reduce the amount of trash created!

No Pacers: It's only 30 miles. You'll make new friends to run with.

No Early Starts: This is due to misuse of early starts in the past, as well as a desire to make sure the faster runners are not endangering themselves or others when passing people early in the race. We never turn off the clock until the last runner has crossed the finish line!

Doing Good

Over the last several years our event has donated most of our race proceeds to the Red Cross (midwest tornado relief), donations to Warrior Hike (a combat veteran's program) and to the Kickapoo Rail Trail (a new bike trail connecting Urbana with Danville). Our plan is to again donate to Warrior Hike.

Many hours of donated time and labor from our volunteers keep the Clinton Trail open to use throughout the year. Visit our Clinton Lake Ultra Facebook group for updates and discussions.

The boring stuff

Start: 7:00 am

Time limit: 9-ish hours (see cutoff rules)

Parking is at North Fork Boat Access Parking Area (north Fork Road)
Carpooling is encouraged to help with available parking.


$70 through December 1, 2019

$80 through January 1, 2020

$90 through March 1, 2020

A 50% refund will be available through February 1 if a waitlisted runner takes your space. A 25% refund will be available through March 1 if a waitlisted runner takes your space. No refunds for drops in March, though your spot will be offered to a waitlisted runner if applicable.

However, since runners register so far in advance and we want to have as many runners participate as possible please contact us if you believe that your situation is unique. For example, if you have a serious medical situation arise AFTER registration (ie you break your leg and can't walk, discover you are going to be 6 month pregnant on race day, are undergoing chemotherapy) or are sent overseas in the military, we may be able to offer you a deferral to next year's event.

Packet Pick-up is race morning at 5:45am thru 6:45am at the start/finish.

Awards and Goodies

This year's participant swag is TBA but will be cool!

Finishers will receive unique awards with the race design.

The top five male and female runners will each receive special awards. (This is 10% of the finishers, based on past years!). You will still get your age group place in the results.

Cutoff and pacer information

12:00pm (5 hours) cutoff to start your last loop (leave the start finish at mile 20)

1:30pm (6.5 hours) cutoff to leave the Iron Bridge Bar and Grill (mile 24.5 or 25.5 depending on race direction)

Local time: 10:43 AM


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