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EVENT INFORMATION

 
Date : Sunday May 19, 2024
Time : All Races Start at 8:00am CT

Location : Paul Douglas Preserve
3V9P+CF, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
 

The Trail Half Marathon and 10K traverses the wide bike/running path as well as the rugged single track throughout Paul Douglas Preserve in 2024.  Athletes can expect a wide variety of terrain including crushed limestone, dirt, and a bit of paved path.  The outer 10k loop consists of wider, bike/running path while the half marathon runs almost exclusively on the single trail dirt paths.  These trails are fairly smooth, fairly free of obstacles, and have some gentle, rolling hills. If you are lucky and it has been a rainy spring, you can expect the paths to be muddy. Come on out and enjoy the beauty and challenges of the Paul Douglas Preserve.

IMPORTANT NOTES

This event will be cup-less.  There will be no disposable cups at the aid stations.  You will need to bring your own cup or bottle to fill at the aid stations.  There will be collapsible cups on race day for sale if you forget yours.  We want to make it clear that any persons found littering will be automatically disqualified and asked to leave the event. 

CHARITY

Safe Families for Children seeks to keep children safe and families together. Safe Families for Children is rooted in faith, fueled by radical hospitality, disruptive generosity, and intentional compassion, to build a network of caring and compassionate volunteers to support families facing social isolation. Our goals are to prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system, and support and stabilize families.

 

https://safe-families.org/

PRICING

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RACE SCHEDULE

Event Calendar

11/21/2023 : Registration Opens

12/31/2023 : Super Early Bird Pricing Ends

04/19/2024 : Early Bird Pricing Ends
05/01/2024:  Last Day to Register and guarantee a Race Shirt
05/18/2024:  Online Registration Closes

Race Day

06:00 am - 07:45 am : Race Day Registration
06:00 am - 07:45 am : Packet Pickup

08:00 am - Race Starts
12:00 pm - Race Ends

This race has a 4-hour cutoff

Packet Pickup
 

ALL Packet Pickup will be done the MORNING OF THE RACE.  We will start an extra 30 minutes earlier that previously scheduled (6:00am start) so we can get everyone checked in and ready by the 8am start. 

SWAG

Race Tanks

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Race Medals

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COURSE MAPS AND PARKING

Half Marathon Course Map
 

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10K Course Map

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Aid Stations

TBD Based on Course Map

At the race finish you will find water, fresh fruits and miscellaneous snacks.

UPDATED START LOCATION

Paul Douglas Preserve Directions and Parking

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PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

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FAQ

What if I can't come to the race?

Worth Your Mile Running is committed to providing an excellent running experience and although we do not provide refunds for races under any circumstances, we understand life does have a way of changing your plans and do allow participants to transfer their registration to another runner.  Instructions on how to complete this process can be found in the registration pages.

Transfers will be allowed for races of the same distance or a shorter distance.  Transfers to longer distances can be done with the new participant paying the difference between the races costs based on the cost at the time of the transfer and not at the time of the original purchase.  There will be a $2.00 transfer fee for all transfers.

What if the weather is bad?
The race will be held regardless of weather with the exception of lightning, which will delay the start and will be a race day decision.  
Can someone pickup my packet for me?
Yes.  Please make sure that you provide your friend with the registration confirmation for them to pick up your packet for you.
Is the race chip timed?
Yes.  Timing will be provided by Race Time and a link to results will be provided after the race.
Is there race day packet pickup?
Yes.  You can pick up your packet and bib the morning of the race starting at 6:00am
Are Headphones, Strollers or Pets allowed?
As it is a public course, we do not encourage or suggest headphone be worn.  Strollers are welcome and we highly suggest that walkers and strollers line up at the back.  Pets must follow the rules set forth by the Cook County Park District and are welcome as long as they are leashed.

Are pacers allowed?

Pacers for this race are not allowed.  Runners who are found running with someone that is not a registered participant will have their results nullified.

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