Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 @ 7:00 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 27, 2021

The 2021 race is on! Start Time doc linked here!!!

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).

Read the COVID plan guidelines here:

Find your start time here:


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!

2021: All runners will run all 3 loops in the same direction - short side first!

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.

Not relevant for 2021 with assigned start times:
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

The top five male and female runners will each receive special awards. (This is 10% of the finishers, based on past years!)

Local time: 2:54 AM


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