November 5, 2017
Start location: Utica Grade School
City/State: Utica, IL
Start time: 10:30 am Distance(s):
Course: Point to point. Featuring a downhill slope for the first .75 mile stretch. Runners will then enter the I-M Canal Towpath and run the next approx. 4.2 miles on a flat, unpaved surface (crushed limestone). Race finishes on a paved street near the elementary school in Utica, IL. Split times at each mile along the course. 2 water stations will be available with ambulance crews covering the entire course.
Race Circuit: The Canal Connection is part of the race circuits of: SRRL, LRC, IVS & SRRC.
Race Day Registration: Registration & packet pick-up at Elementary School in Utica, IL from 8am to 10am the day of race. All runners must register/check-in at School in Utica. School is located at 248 W. Canal Street, Utica, IL.
Transportation to start: Busses will begin to leave Utica at 8:30am to transport runners to the starting line in LaSalle, IL near the west end of the I-M Canal Towpath.
Gear Check: A bag will be provided with your race packet in which you may secure your possessions for transportation back to the finish line. Gear will be checked according to bib number & available for pick up at the School in Utica. Please make sure your bib number is written on the outside of the bag. Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please don’t check anything of value.
Shirts: Sweatshirts to all paid entrants.
Awards: First 6 overall male & female finishers, top male & female masters & remaining awards being based on runners 1982-2013 races in each age group.
Information: Race Director, Jon Bastuck, 815-223-8988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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