Sunday, Oct 28, 2018

Run of the Dead Elimination Run

Old School Forest Preserve

Liberyville, IL 34 Miler, 17 Miler, 8.5 Miler

This Event Took Place Sun. Oct 28, 2018

Event Description

Do you really want to do this again?! Yes, you do. We promise good times. Runners can choose one of the following distances:

8 x 4.25-mile loops on the top of every hour starting at 8am for 34 miles total,
4 x 4.25-mile loops on the top of every hour starting at noon for 17 miles total,
2 x 4.25-mile loops on the top of every hour starting at 2pm for 8.5 miles total

This elimination-style event means that if it takes you 40 minutes to run a loop, you will have 20 minutes to relax and grab a crepe (we've got a crepe guy, free!), get a massage, or if you dare, compete in the King & Queen of the Hill Challenge and run some hill repeats before everyone begins the next loop. If, however, you don't finish any loop within the hour, you are disqualified. There is an aid station halfway through the loop stocked with food & drink and the best damn volunteers around. The start / finish area will have food and music.

If you find yourself thinking, "I have an entire hour to complete one 4.25-mile loop? Pfft, that's easy." Then we've got the King and Queen of the Hill Challenge. Have a few minutes to burn at the end of your loop? See how many hill repeats up the sled hill you can complete over the course of the event. Brag about it at the after-party. A king and queen will be determined based on the runners with the highest number of hill repetitions. Oh, and there's beer and margaritas at the top of the hill.


The 2018 event is limited to 400 participants. No race day registration.

What the Hill?!

Speaking of the hill challenge, all hill runners will have a chance to receive something cool for running up that stupid hill a couple of times - we haven't decided what or how many hill repeats yet. In addition, the top male and female in each event will get something magnificent. Set the new 4-loop & 8-loop male or female hill repeat record and we'll give you your entry fee back. You can't, but we'll have fun watching you try! See here for the current records:

Anti-conformity Swag

All participants of the 8 & 4-loop events will receive a rad pair of Patagonia Baggies 5" shorts in totally random colors. All participants of the 2-loop event will receive a Patagonia fanny pack; yep, we're going old school at Old School Forest Preserve. Cross that finish line before 4pm to get this year's finisher drinking vessel.

Awards & Party

Awards ceremony and after party and free beer (one beer ticket included with registration) at 4:30pm at Half Day Brewing Company - our new, totally kickass afterparty location and beer sponsor! There will be a pizza / food buffet provided by Half Day Brewing Company. Tickets will be available for purchase at packet pick-up for $10. In addition to race swag, the following award categories are for each event:

Overall Female*
Overall Male*

Queen of the Hill
King of the Hill

Finisher and top awards will be shared to our Facebook page soon - they're not your average trophy!

*Note that though this is not a cumulative timed event, the last loop of each event will be manually timed to determine the overall winners only.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be held Saturday, October 27th from 10am - 5pm at Lifestyle Cycle - 326 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048. There will also be a day-of option at the event start area. However, you'll be entered into a raffle to will a fat tire bike only if you pick up at Lifestyle Cycle because our sponsor is rad! Also, Half Day Brewing Company will be on hand to pour you beer, because you want MORE beer.

Refund Policy

Race registration fees are not refundable. However, there is an option to transfer a bib or change distances up until 10/1.

Local time: 4:19 AM


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