Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have made a decision to move the date of the race to Sunday, October 17, 2021. For those of you who deferred your 2020 entry to 2021, once registration opens you will be able to defer your entry to 2022 if the new date does not fit your schedule. We will also be offering a VIRTUAL option that you can switch to if you choose. More details to follow as soon as we open registration. The ongoing pandemic and navagating the regulations established by the State of Illinois and the permitting body have forced us to delay opening registration. We thank you for your continued patience and look forward to putting on another first-class event in 2021! Stay tuned!
Welcome to year 11 of the DPR Trail
Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50 Mile Ultra Marathon along the beautiful and fast Des Plaines River Trail in Lake County, Illinois. This is a truly special running course. The DPR Trail is a wide, crushed gravel track, free of roots and rocks, and very flat. All of the major road crossings are managed by way of bridges or viaducts (with only 4 minor road crossings along the whole 50 Mile course, 2 on the Marathon course, and none for the Half-Marathon course). This is a great track through alternating lush forests and open wetlands. With cool temperatures expected, and given the flat terrain and ideal running surface, you'll find these to be extremely fast courses. The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier! Come out and join us for a great run!
Online registration for the 2021 is not open yet.