Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Shawnee Hills 100

3760 Ondessonk Rd.

Ozark, IL 100 Miler, 100K, 50K, Fun Run

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 26, 2017


Announcing The Inaugural Shawnee Hills 100 Trail Race!

Hosted at Camp Ondessonk on August 26, 2017, in Southern Illinois.
This race is presented by Terrain Trail Runners and Terrain Magazine

**This race has a Rain Out Date in the event we need the reschedule this race due to unforeseen weather. The Rain Out Date will be Saturday, September 9, 2017.


Camp Ondessonk 3760 Ondessonk Rd, Ozark, IL-62972 (Shawnee National Forest) - Start/Finish at Camp O Grounds.


The Shawnee Hills 100 100Mi, 100K and 50K are simultaneous trail races that will be held across the scenic Shawnee National Forest in Southern IL.

THE COURSE is a FIGURE EIGHT LOOP with a combination of 80% single track trail, all dirt with some fire roads and to keep you present there are enough rocks, roots and creek crossings.
100 Mile Run (1 short 3-ish mile loop at the start and 3 x 32-ish mile loop)
100K Run (2 x 32-ish mile loop)
50K Run (1 loop)
FUN RUN (1 loop)

Elevation Gain Per Loop is approx. 3200 feet and Elevation Loss Per Loop is approx. 3200 feet

The Shawnee National Forest is well known for the most stunning and extraordinary rock formations and waters falls. Vegetation consists largely of oak-hickory, maple-beech, and pine forests. The course will take you deep into the sandstone canyon systems of Southern Illinois' Shawnee Hills Natural Division.

The runners will get to explore Jackson Hollow, Belle Smith Springs, and the Bay Creek Reservoir and several waterfalls along the course including Pakentuck Falls (the tallest free-falling waterfall in Illinois), Jackson Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Cedar Falls along with some inspiring views from Salomon's Ridge.

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100MILE and 100K
START TIME: 6am CDT on Saturday, August 26, 2017
TIME LIMIT: 32 Hours
CHECK IN/PACKET PICKUP: Friday, August 25 from 12pm - 8pm
MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING: Friday, August 25 from 7pm - 8pm
PACER for 100Mi & 100K Only 1 pacer at a time will be allowed on the course. Pacer can be picked up on loop 2 at 45.7 miles/Jackson Falls trailhead to the finish (100K and 100Mi) 
PACER must CHECK IN at Start/Finish

START TIME: 7am CDT on Saturday, August 26, 2017
CHECK IN/PACKET PICKUP: Friday, August 25 from 12pm - 8pm
MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING: Friday, August 25 from 7pm - 8pm
PACER Not Allowed for 50K Distance.

START TIME: 5:30pm CDT on Saturday, August 26, 2017
TIME LIMIT: Must be done by 2pm on Sunday, August 27, 2017
CHECK IN/PACKET PICKUP: Friday, August 25th from 12pm - 8 pm AND Saturday, August 26 from 11am - 2pm
PACER Not Allowed for the FUN RUN Distance.

IF you are signed up for the FUN RUN and plan on pacing a 100Mi runners you can start anytime after 5:30pm on Saturday, August 26 when your runners heads out for the third loop.


There will be 5 manned aid stations fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, gels, snacks, first aid, and enthusiastic volunteers!
Approximate distance between aid stations is 5 miles with no distance greater than approximately 7 miles between aid stations in either event.
Restrooms will be at the start/finish, Trigg Tower and Jackson Falls aid stations only.


SWAG: Custom 50/50 blend Short Sleeve Shirts (Gender Specific)
Finisher Awards:
100 Mile Run - Large Custom Belt Buckle
100K Run - Small Custom Belt Buckle
50K Run - Custom Medal
FUN RUN - There are no finisher awards for the Fun Run

Overall Awards for both Male and Female winners for 100Mi, 100K and 50K distances.

*We cannot guarantee race swag to registrations made after August 1, 2017 but will work to get you your items post event*


2:00 PM Sunday, August 27 - Awards, Closing and Sponsor Raffle. Runners must be present for the raffle to claim the price.

August 27th, SUNDAY BRUNCH will be served from 10am - 2pm
Meal Tickets will be required for NON RUNNERS and NON VOLUNTEERS.

We encourage you to PRE-PURCHASE meal tickets to help us better plan when we're purchasing items for the finish-line food and beer to ensure we don't run out of food event weekend.

Meal Tickets can be pre-purchased any time before we close registration on Sunday, August 20.

All detail information on the food menu and pricing can be found HERE


- All weekend LODGING at Camp Ondessonk
Logding options can be found HERE

- Post Race SUNDAY Brunch (One Brunch will be included with each runner's entry fee)

- FREE Race photo downloads by Mile 90 Photography


Race registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance, race registrations are not transferable to a future years event. We will allow bib transfers until Sunday, July 30, 2017 IF you can find yourself a replacement and contact us with all details prior to the transfer deadline.

Please consider these factors carefully before completing your registration.

For detailed Race Policies please visit our website.


There won't be any paper cups at aid stations, and there won't be any paper or plastic cups at our finish-lines. We won't be making any exceptions to this rule, so if you don't bring your own drinking receptacle come race-weekend, you'll want to pre-purchase a collapsible cup and if you don't already have a reusable soft flask to carry with you on the course (for soda & electrolyte drink, etc.), we will have the collapsible cups for purchase when you check in for the race and/or at packet pickup for $5 (quantities limited at check-in). Please help us keep our races eco-friendly, minimize the trash in the landfills and our trails clean. Together we can make a difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You may switch between the three events (100Mi, 100K  and 50K) plus the difference in entry fee at the time of the switch. If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to the other, you may do so by contacting us via email provided the race you are switching to has not reached its capacity. Please contact us before August 13, 2017 if you plan to switch races.

If you have already paid more than the current price of the event you are switching to, you will not receive a refund. However, you will owe no additional costs. If you have paid less than the current entry fee of the event you are switching to, you will owe the difference in what you have paid.

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