EVENT INFORMATION

 
Date : Saturday August 27, 2022
Time : All Runners start at 6:00pm CT

Location : Mastodon Lake Park
Ray Moses Visitors Parking, Ray Moses Dr, Aurora, IL 60505


 

The Dog Days of Summer is a Timed Race held in August in the SW suburbs of the Chicagoland area with three (3) different time options.  In our inaugural year, we have a 4 hour, 6 hour and 12 hour timed race run on a 1.3 mile loop that you repeat as many times as you can in the time allowed.  The race has been organized to benefit the Rover Rescue foundation.  As the name implies, there will be dogs of all kinds at the race for you to see, pet and love and even possibly adopt.   

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Rover Rescue is a network of volunteer foster homes and does not have a central shelter.  There is no application needed to complete.  All you need to do to meet a dog is to contact or speak with the person listed at the end of the dog’s biography which is usually the foster home. This person will help you decide if the dog would be a good match for your family and if so then set up a time for your family to meet the dog.  

Race Day Schedule

Saturday August 27, 2022
​04:30 PM : Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration Opens
05:00 PM : Rover Rescue Arrives with Shelter Animals
05:45 PM : Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration Closes
06:00 PM : ALL Races Start
10:00 PM : 4 Hour Race Ends
Midnight : 6 Hour Race Ends


Sunday August 28, 2022
06:00 AM – 12 Hour Race Ends

RACE OPTIONS

The Inaugural Dog Days of Summer races will take place on August 27, 2022.  The location for this race has yet to get final approval but will feature a 4, 6 and 12 hour option. Participants will get to enjoy an Pet inspired theme with animals available for adoption as well as food, drinks, music and a lively atmosphere.

4 Hour Option

$55
Super Early Bird
Ends Apr 30, 2022


$75 
Early Bird
Ends Aug 8, 2022


$85
Regular Price after Aug 8, 2022


 

6 Hour Option

$70
Super Early Bird
Ends Apr 30, 2022

$90 
Early Bird
Ends Aug 8, 2022

$100
Regular Price after Aug 8, 2022

12 Hour Option

$90
Super Early Bird
Ends Apr 30, 2022

$100 
Early Bird
Ends Aug 8, 2022

$120
Regular Price after
Aug 8, 2022

COURSE MAP / PITTIE STOPS

The Start/Finish area will have a timing mat that you will need to cross to ensure you receive credit for the loop you completed.  You can proceed to run straight into the next loop or you can take a quick left hand turn into Aid Station / Pit Row.

At Aid Station / Pit Row you will find hydration, food, snacks and most importantly, Doggies!!  You can stop to give the pups some love while you feed yourself before you press on to your next loop.  Foods you are likely to see at Aid Station Row is provided below.

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SWAG

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All participants will receive and Orange 30x60 Dog Day Beach Towel 

PARTNERS

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RACE RULES / 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.

  • REQUIRED:  Bring a headlamp for the race. We don't know your comfort levels with running in darkness. Even though the path will be lit with some lights, it's still dark. It's not perfect lighting for seeing anything that might be an obstruction or bad footing for you. Keep in mind that you will be running through the night, so common sense should play a factor here. You can always just leave your headlamp in your drop bag after a couple loops if you're okay with it. 

  • Yes, you can have Crew and Pacers.  Crew can set up in any area, unless it is considered a restricted area as marked by signs. There are plenty of grassy areas along the course.

  • Pacers should keep in mind that the path is not very wide and everyone should practice proper running etiquette when running side by side and passing.

  • Aid Station is off limits to crew and pacers unless you're getting aid for your runner – The aid station is for timed event runners only.

  • 4-6-12 hour runners can place their drop bags under the Drop Bag canopies near the Start/Finish line.  All bags should be clearly marked with name, race, and bib number

  • The park has permitted us to allow runners to bring their own canopy or camping tents, chairs, and coolers starting Saturday afternoon around 12:00 pm

  • We are not responsible for any lost or stolen item

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