August 10, 2019
Start location: Kennekuk Cove County Park
City/State: Danville, IL
Start time: 7:30 am Distances & Categories:
The largest timed ultra in the United States, The Howl at the Moon is held at Kennekuk Cove County Park on a 3.29 mile loop with excellent support from Kennekuk’s outstanding volunteers. Do as little or as much as you can. A perfect event for your first Ultra. Post-race party with food, drink, prizes & music. Kennekuk Road Runners 29th Annual Event. 8 Hour Ultra marathon in memory of Scott Hathaway and in honor of Ultramarathon Legend Rob Apple.
Race starts at 7:30 AM. at the Big Red Barn. The slightly altered course from years-past is a 3.5 mile loop that is 75% trail, 20% fine rock and 5% asphalt. One long gradual downhill and one steep short uphill known on Strava as the Howl Hill of Death! Halfway Aid station with Jimmy Buffett theme with margaritas on the last loop. Plus additional aid at the top of the hill of death and start/finish. Loops are counted by personal scorers for each age division. You must check in with scorer each loop. YOUR SCORER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. In last 1/2 hour, runners and walkers can do a 1/4 Mile out and back course for the final 30 minutes.
Walkers must walk at all times. No racewalking.
Awards: Top 3 walkers overall. Run: Top 5 overall male & female. Plus additional awards for most miles in walkers, Open Male and female (0-39), Master male and female (40-49), Grandmaster Male & female (50-59), Superior Males (60+) and Superior Female (60+).
The park allows camping only for the Howl and only on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Or you can stay in the barn or train car. The best set up spots will be by taken by Thursday evening or early Friday.
After the race: Awards, beer, pop, and chicken, sides, and mac & cheese from Lee’s for all participants.
Registration will close when field is full.
There will be NO refunds, deferrals or transfers of division. No exceptions. KRR does not handle the Active refund insurance program.
Friday, 8/9/19, we will have a one-loop “Baby Howl at the Moon” meet the course for participants and their family & friends at 6:00 PM. Cool Baby Howl Awards. FREE PASTA DINNER from 5PM to 5:45PM for participants. All others, $5.00. Purchase tickets with registration.
PACKET PICK UP THURSDAY 3:00pm TO 7:00pm AND FRIDAY FROM 10:00AM TO 7:00PM. Come early to claim your spot along the start finish area. Very Limited Pickup SATURDAY FROM 6:15 TO 7:00 AM AT THE PARK.
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