The Watershed Endurance 6Hr/3Hr Run is an unique event to challenge an individual’s physical abilities hosted by Final Lap Race Management. The event will consist of a 3-hour and 6-hour timed run taking place on the 1 Mile path around the Watershed Nature Center. Participants can run, jog, walk or even take a break in between loops. The event is to see how many miles individuals can complete within the 3 or 6 hours limit. Event is limited to 140 participants. So, how far can you go?
Event will be held in the evening to avoid the summer heat and humidity. Both distances will end at midnight on Saturday, August 6th. Participants will be required to wear a headlamp, waistlamp or carry a light after sunset.
6 HR – Start 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3 HR – Start 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Watershed Nature Center, Nature Preserve Committee to support its goal of re-connecting people of all ages, background and abilities to nature, protect and restore ecologically functional lands and waters, and promote active, healthy, sustainable communities and livelihoods.
Plan you visit to the Watershed Nature Center today. The 2021 event raised $1,500 for the Watershed Nature Center.
Early packet pickup – Friday, August 5th - 12:00PM-6:00PM at Runwell , 142 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Race day - 5:00PM – 9:00PM in front of the Watershed Nature Center Welcome Center.
An aid station tent will be setup near the Welcome Center. This will be supplied with water, electrolyte drink, energy gels, fruit, snacks and first aid. There will be no cooked food on-site. Participants are encouraged to provide their own aid during event. Event will be a CUP-FREE event to minimize the trash in the landfills and decrease contact surfaces with COVID restrictions. Restrooms will be available inside the Welcome Center and in parking lot near basketball/sand volleyball courts.
Per City permits - NO grills or open flames allowed on property
Tailwind Nutrition, official hydration sponsor, will be provided at the aid station.
The course is a 1.01 Mile loop running clockwise from the walking path leading to the Welcome Center. The route surface is 50% gravel terrain and 50% pavement. Course Map.
Male & Female Overall Winners - in both races
Top 2 Male & Female age group winners – 29 & under, 30-30, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ in both races.
*Awards will be based on number of loops completed and finish time within the timed limit.
Preview Training Run
Join us on Thursday, July 28th at 6PM for a preview course training run. Come run/walk some laps around the Watershed to preview the course if you have never visited Watershed before. Scope out your area to setup camp on race day and prepare mentally repeating the same loop. The run is open to the public not just participants and all abilities welcome. Water will be provided by Final Lap. Like the event, this training run will be CUP-FREE so bring own bottle to fill.
Local time: 11:19 PM