Welcome to the 23rd year of the Potawatomi Trail Runs.
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 at mile 3, 6, and the start/finish.
DISTANCES & START TIMES
**headlamp required for all races**
The 200 miler starts at 4 PM, Thursday.
The 150 miler starts at noon on Friday.
The 100miler starts at 6 AM on Saturday.
50 miler is FRIDAY April 8 at 6AM
The 30 miler is a night run Saturday the at 6PM
The 10 mile fun run is Friday, at 8PM.
Traditional DNS&DNF timing used. You cannot change or drop down distances mid-race. You must complete your distance to be a finisher.
ATTENTION: 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.
ALL RACES END AT 4PM SUNDAY.
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.
AWARDS & SWAG
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.
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.
LEGAL STUFF & REFUNDS
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, transfer or exchanges of any kind. A significant amount of time and resources have been invested already so come RUN! If you can’t run come cheer on runners from an aid station.
COVID deferrals - you have all of 2021 to sign up. Your free entry expires 1/1/2022. You must re-register, you will not be automatically entered.
PACERS/CREW/SPECTATORS - no limitations here. Bring who you need to help you finish. No pacers on first loop.
WEBSITE & FACEBOOK
For additional information please visit the Potawatomi Trail Races Facebook page where all things racing are discussed.
Local time: 7:28 AM
Potawatomi Trail Runs