Welcome to the 20th annual Potawatomi Trail Runs at lovely John T. McNaughton Park in Pekin, IL. This is a family friendly event where camping and cheering along the finishing line is encouraged.
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 1600 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. They will all look like bears at night. We will keep you well fed and hydrated along your journey with aid stations at mile 3, 6, and the start/finish.
Awesome hot and cold food provided all weekend. If you want something specific, bring it and we can store it.
DISTANCES AND START TIMES
**headlamp required for all races**
The 200 miler starts at 4 PM, Thursday April 4th.
The 150 miler starts at noon on Friday, April 5th.
The 100&50 miler starts at 6 AM on Saturday the 6th
The 30 miler is a night run Saturday the 6th at 8PM
The 10 miler is Friday, the 5th at 8PM.
ATTENTION: 200 MILERS; Aid Stations officially open Friday at noon in conjunction with the 150 miler start. When the race starts Thursday, basic hydration & nutrition will be provided but plan accordingly for that first night.
AWARDS & SWAG
All participants will receive a shirt and finishers medal.
50,100,150 &200 mile finishers receive buckles.
150 & 200 milers receive a race jacket. Last year was a Patagonia Houdini
Cutoff times are very generous. Be done by 4PM Sunday…..that’s it!
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.
will be Friday night around 7PM.
Camping is available at no charge starting at noon Thursday.
Porta potties on-site.
The park can accommodate a few of these, but not many. You must get permission in advance to bring a trailer. Priority is given to those running the longest distances.
PACERS/CREW: No regulations.
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..
**No refunds, transfers, exchanges or deferments. I have a significant amount of time and resources invested already so come RUN! If you can’t run come cheer on runners from an aid station
Weather....this race will be ran in all conditions. It has been ran in high heat, snow, rain, soul sucking mud, and much worse. No weather refunds.
Also, we have a very active Facebook page with helpful information.
Local time: 8:13 AM