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Enter early & save! Don’t wait to see what the weather is like!! Don’t listen to others who say you’re nuts! Celebrate 35 years of Kennekuk. The 28th Annual Siberian Express – Hawaiian Style! 7.45 miles trail run on the Wilderness Trail in Kickapoo State Park – West of Danville, IL. Take I-74 to Exit 210 then follow the signs.

Run the best course of its kind in the Midwest. Don’t wait to see what the weather is going to be—It’s the Midwest and it’s January! Last year it was 1 inch snow and cold with a low of 4 and a high of 19! In 1999 we had a blizzard with 10 foot drifts & the event still took place. Past events had minus 20 degree wind chill, freezing rain, snow, heavy rain, ankle deep mud and two days in the 60’s. So register early, save lots of money & don’t worry about the weather because you will have a fun day of running and partying.

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

9:30 a.m. – Race day registration begins at the Kickapoo Park Maintenance Garage.
11:00 a.m. — Siberian Express 7.45 mile run. Very special awards to all finishers.- Hawaiian Style! Awards and clothing for the top 50 men and 25 women. Awards for every 35th finisher at the party. Awards will be given as you finish (no waiting!).
12:30 p.m. — Siberian Party at Spanky’s Banquet Hall & Sarge’s Tap. Location is just five blocks from the Days Inn east on Main St. Thanks to Orange & Blue Distributing Co. your Miller Lite, Coors Light, and a special beer is free. Thanks to Pepsi and Kennekuk the pop is free. Thanks to Spanky, Wanda & Kennekuk the Hors D’oeuvres are free. Cost for food is $7 for Vegie Burger/chips, Chili/chili hot dog/chips or Special Hawaiian Dish. You need to pay for your food at the party. You can also buy other drinks at the bar. We will have Hawaiian music from Spanky & Bill, dancing, many Hawaiian prize drawings, 50/50 drawings & Special Surprises!

No aid stations on the course
Course closes at 1:00 P.M.
No awards or finish area after 1 PM
You are on your own

Refunds, Dogs, Bandits, Headsets.

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Here is what to expect this year!

A great day of running & fun on the Wilderness Trail in Kickapoo State Park.
Classy awards – Hawaiian Style to all finishers
Special awards to top 50 men & 25 women
Special awards to every 35th finisher – given at the party!
Great party at Wanda & Spanky’s with free snacks, beer, pop & the usual wonderful meal for just $7.
Music from Spanky & Bill for your listening & dancing pleasure
Special Siberian rate at the Days Inn our Host Hotel. Call 217-443-6600. Get a room so you can party late
Purchase one of a kind Siberian Clothing at our cost. Many choices. At the party only!
Prize drawings & 50/50 drawings.


Grand Slam 2013
A beautiful award will be presented to everyone who finishes these great Kennekuk Events in 2013:
Siberian Express, Mt. Goat, Lake Mingo Trail Run, and Wild Wild Wilderness.
The awards will be presented at the Wilderness 2013


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