EVENT INFORMATION

 
Date : Sunday May 22, 2022
Time : All Races Start at 7:00am CT

Location : Deer Grove Forest Preserve
5 W Deer Ct, Palatine, IL 60067

*Location Pending Approvals

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The Deer Grove Trail Half Marathon and 10K traverses the wide crushed limestone trails as well as the rugged single track throughout Deer Grove West.  Athletes can expect a wide variety of terrain including crushed limestone, dirt, a tiny bit of old, crumbling asphalt, and a bit of asphalt parking lot near the finish line.  The outer 10k loop consists of wider, crushed limestone trails.  These trails are fairly smooth, fairly free of obstacles, and have some gentle, rolling hills.  Once you have hit the 10k finish area you will continue on to the rugged single track trails.  Here you can expect lots of roots, stumps, and branches/logs to jump over.  You can also expect multiple creek crossings.  If you are lucky and it has been a rainy spring, the creek crossings can be anywhere from ankle to knee deep.  Don’ worry, most can be jumped, but you will get your feet wet in a few.  Come on out and enjoy the beauty and challenges of Deer Grove West.

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Registration Options
General Race Registration (Half Marathon, 10K)

Virtual Option

Want to be a part of our event....but just can't make it?

Run with us virtually!  

Run anytime between May 1 and May 22, 2022.
Choose your own course, Most importantly….have fun and enjoy the time outside!

Follow these easy steps to prepare for tracking:

TRACKING STEPS

1. Download the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to your phone and create an account or scroll down to log into an existing account
2. Follow this link and click "Start Virtual Run" button to add the Deer Grove Trail Half Marathon Run to your in-app virtual events
3. To record your run between
May 1 and May 22, 2022, simply click the flag icon in your app, select the Deer Grove Trail Half Marathon Run and follow prompts to start recording

Once you have completed your distance in the app, save your workout and it will automatically post to Race Roster results.

These steps MUST be followed from your Mobile Device

 

VIEWING AND POSTING MANUAL RESULTS

If you plan to record using another software or tracking device or post manually from what is recorded on your watch, simply head here and "Submit Virtual Result" between May 1 and May 22, 2022.

 

Race Pricing

SUPER ​EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (BEFORE JANUARY 1,2021)

 

10K : $45

Half Marathon : $70

Virtual : $25

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (BEFORE MAY 1,2022)

10K : $55

Half Marathon : $85

Virtual : $25

REGISTRATION (AFTER MAY 1)

10K : $60

Half Marathon : $100

Virtual : $25

Event Calendar

12/01/2021 : Registration Opens
05/01/2022:  Last Day to Register and guarantee a Race SWAG
05/21/2022:  Online Registration Closes

Race Day

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

07:00 am - Race Starts
12:00 pm - Race Ends

This race has a 5-hour cutoff

Packet Pickup
 

TBD

2022 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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SWAG

Finisher Medal

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Age Group Awards

Male and Female Winners in the following age groups

 

Ages 4-13

Ages 14-19

Ages 20-29

Ages 30-39

Ages 40-49

Ages 50-59

Ages 60-69

Ages 70+

COURSE MAPS AND PARKING

Half Marathon Course

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The Deer Grove Trail Half Marathon and traverses the wide crushed limestone trails as well as the rugged single track throughout Deer Grove West.  Athletes can expect a wide variety of terrain including crushed limestone, dirt, a tiny bit of old, crumbling asphalt, and a bit of asphalt parking lot near the finish line.  You can expect lots of roots, stumps, and branches/logs to jump over.  You can also expect multiple creek crossings. 

10K Course

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The Deer Grove Trail outer 10k loop consists of wider, crushed limestone trails.  These trails are fairly smooth, fairly free of obstacles, and have some gentle, rolling hills.  The scenic course does provide a great introduction to the Deer Grove forest preserve area.

Deer Grove #5 Directions and Parking

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The Deer Grove Trail Half Marathon and 10K will be run starting at Grove #5 in the Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine IL.  Regardless of what direction you are coming from, the best way to arrive at the race start is to enter the west part of the Deer Grove park from Quentin Rd.  Once in the park area, the first right hand turn will lead you to Grove #5 where you will find ample parking for the race.

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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.