October 28, 2018
Start location: Robert Allerton Park
City/State: Monticello, IL
Start time: 9:00 am Distances & Categories:
This is a trail race! You have an option of either the 5.7 mile run or the 2.0 mile walk!
Runners may find hidden roots, ruts, sharp turns, and other obstacles. The race course follows the river which has proven quite challenging over the years. When the river is high we have to re-route (lest we change the race to a duathalon). Still, no matter the rainfall, the trail on the river side is often quite muddy. It can be slippery and certainly splattery. We look at this as a positive feature. After all, it is a trail run.
The race ends in the meadow. Family and friends gather while a local radio station provides music. We have a post run brunch that is largely supported by the food items brought by YOU, the race participants and our sponsors. We have an awards ceremony with many age group awards and also many prize drawings.
Race this 5.7 mile course on Strava! You can also add our event to your Strava calendar by connecting with us at https://www.strava.com/clubs/
We do take great care with preparing the trail to prevent injuries. The day before the race, we have a crew walk the course, clearing it of the large (3 inch!) green walnut balls and branches while trying to mark the trail. We also try to clear the walnut balls the morning of the race from near the aid station. In addition to paying the park for its use, we donate proceeds back. They are quite gracious in support and ask how we would like our donations used. They have used our donations towards a railing at a dangerous spot, trail erosion control, recycling bins, water fountain bottle filling stations, an outdoors restroom, and the new coffee shop in the visitor’s center. We feel quite lucky and blessed that the park allows us to bring 1,200+ people into it with 500 to 600 people pounding the trails.
This retro trail race is a club sponsored event of the Second Wind Running Club, a 501(c)3 organization and member of the Road Runners Club of America. By election of the race director, ALL finishing times for this event is based on a “gun start” time, with computerized chip tracking across the finish! There is no race day registration. All Race Director’s decisions are final.
PACKET PICKUP DATES & TIMES:
–Saturday October 27, 2018: Body’N Sole Sports (Savoy, IL) from 12pm to 5pm
–Sunday October 28, 2018: Allerton Park visitor’s center (Monticello, IL) from 7am to 8:45am
REGISTRATION DATES & TIMES (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS, NO REFUNDS):
-EARLY ENTRY thru October 21, 2018
$21.75 NO shirt…OR…$26.75 WITH a race shirt
The Monticello Triple Crown awards only available to eligible participants who sign up
-LATE ENTRY – NO SHIRTS/NO DISCOUNTS/NO TRIPLE CROWN AWARDS
$28.00 October 22 thru October 26
$30.00 October 27 from 12pm – 5pm in person at Body’N Sole Sports (Savoy, IL)
$32.00 October 27 online registration until 6pm
**NOTICE: Monticello Triple Crown Award ONLY available with signup for early registration**
Runners and Spectators: Stay for a wonderful post-race brunch! Please bring your families & Friends & brunch dish to share (baked goods, fruit, etc). Tableware will be provided. There is a costume contest for all registered runners and walkers!
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