Saturday, May 14, 2022
This Event Took Place Sat. May 14, 2022

Majestic views, challenging trails, and ROCKIN' race day party are STARS of this course!

8 hour timed loop course
8 hour race starts at 8 am

4 hour timed loop course
4 hour race starts at 12 noon

Chip timing will keep track of your mileage, awards are determined by the runners with the most mileage. Ties in mileage will be determined by who gets to the mileage the earliest.

Think of yourself as a Nordic Warrior conquering these challenging, yet runnable trails! The course is set on the trails of Chestnut Mountain Resort- the same hills you ski in the winter! Majestic views across the mighty Mississippi River. You will see Iowa and Wisconsin across the river! Look forward to the evening, eating a delicious finisher meal prepared by Chestnut Mountain Resort restaurant while watching the grand sunset on the Mississippi horizon.

Refund Policy

I understand that race registration fees are not refundable under any circumstance, race registrations are not transferable to other participants, or to a future years event. Please consider these factors carefully before completing your registration.


Heavy metal, 3-D Bad Ass Warrior finisher medal for all runners!

Choose to be a warrior trail runner, or join race day party early and cheer on runners the rest of the day. Both options will be a fun time! Race day is your challenge! With all the great race day energy, you may find you can run farther than you ever thought!

8 and 4 hour race course

This is not your PR course, but we bet you will feel good about the miles you knock out here!
Looped course that brings you back to a jammin' party every time. DJ, music, and FUN after party! We will even have prizes for the after party. Can you dance after running? Show us your moves and you just might win a prize!

Chip timed

Ornery Mule Mountain Challenge

This race is on Friday night. It has a separate registration page. Ride the ski lift over the course to check out the Illinois Mountain you will get to run up & down!

Come run this one of a kind Illinois "mountain" race!


Just shy of a 5k loop. Run as many loops as you want in the 4 or 8 hour time frame.


Overall Male and Female- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd awards

Age Group Awards- 10 year age spans

Special prize! Best Warrior costume wins a big trophy! Male and Female

Nordic Viking Warriors is the theme of the day. Come dressed to conquer. Best costume of the day wins a Warrior Prize

Party, finisher meal, t-shirt all included in sign up

Purchase extra meals for your crew. Race day price will be higher. Chestnut Mountain Resort host weddings nearly every weekend during spring, summer and fall. They are experienced and serve delicious food.

Chestnut Mountain Resort

This is a great venue for the race! Comfortable and fun weekend get away! We highly suggest booking a room here and spending the weekend. They have a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu in 2 restaurants on the grounds.
Ask for Galena Sky Trail races special rates
700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL 61036
Phone: (800) 397-1320

Great Fun for the entire family!

Soaring Eagle Zipline

Take a ride and enjoy the views

Historic Downtown Galena

Visit downtown Galena- charming old time town
website with activities:
Phone: 815.776.9200

Local time: 11:28 PM


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