This event is a run through the Lake Forest Open Lands' Skokie River Nature Preserve in Lake Forest, IL. The run will be a community event on a beautiful scenic trail. The event is a 'green race' meaning that there will be no harm to the area and everything about the race will be managed ecologically. The purpose of the run is to introduce runners and walkers** to the Lake Forest Open Lands and the pleasure of running in such bucolic, natural surroundings.
** Note the course will be shut down after 1 Hour, 40 Minutes.
Online registration is closed, please register at the event or at Kiddle's Sporting Goods, 258 Market Square Lake Forest on Saturday, Sep 22 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.
Food and Drinks
This is a trail race and the course has uneven surfaces. The course starts on an asphalt path, with a road crossing and then moves onto the prairie trail. The trail runs under dense tree canopies which may prevent proper operation of GPS watches affecting pace time and measured distance.
The race begins behind Deerpath Middle School, 95 W. Deerpath, Lake Forest. The start line takes place on the south ball field, with an open field cross-country style start. The finish line is within the prairie and an approximate 0.25 mile walk back to the school and post-race activities.
Parking is available behind Deerpath Middle School.
We encourage participants to bicycle to the race or carpool. Bicycle racks are available at the start area.
There will be awards to top overall male and female finishers, as well as top masters male and female. Age groups for men and women are as follows: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. Our race is electronically timed and all awards are determined by gun time.
Nathan Pavlik, 1st overall finisher 29:13
Theresa Peterson 1st female finisher (and Masters) 33:55
Mike Disbrow, 1st Masters male 31:32
Electronic Timing will be provided.
Online registration will end at midnight, September 21, 2018.
Race packets will include only your bib number and tee shirt. There is no plastic bag or paper promotional material as we are adhering to CARA Green Race practices. A 'virtual goody bag' will be emailed to participants.
Race Packets and registration will be available on Saturday, October 14 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at:
Kiddle's Sporting Goods, 258 Market Square, Lake Forest IL
Race day packet pick up is available with race day registration from 7:00-7:45 AM. There are no refunds.
CARA Discount $2.50 Online Registration Fee $3.10
Hurry, there are only 250 entries remaining for this event.