Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 @ 8:00 AM

Cactus Classic Trail Races

Sand Ridge State Forest

Manito, IL Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K

Registration closes: Sat, Feb 26 @ 11:59PM


please stay tuned here:

for critical updates regarding our race and the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Packet Pickup and Race Day

See Coronavirus update above. If you are not already registered, just stay home this time....we'll miss you but we'll see you next year or at one of our other races later in the year when things calm down a bit!

Packet pickup is available race morning from 6:45AM to 7:50AM (race starts at 8am). Parking is in the Oak Camp area and overflow parking is along Cactus Drive. if you decide not to run please let us know. Any drop downs in distance need to be done before the start of the race in order to not count as a DNF!


This course runs through the pine forests of Sand Ridge State Forest. It begins and ends at the "Oak Campground". The trail is has many flat runable section with several rolling sections. The trails themselves consist of loose sandy soil for which the park is named. Running these trails is similar to running on a beach. This race is named for the variety of cactus which grows wild throughout the park. Keep your eyes open and you should be able to spot them.

Map to Race Start and Parking

Please use the link below for a Google map pin to our starting/parking/packet pickup/finish area

Local time: 8:57 PM


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