Saturday, October 18, 2014


DES PLAINES RIVER TRAIL RACES  

Welcome to year five 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. Come out and join us for a great run! 

Race start times:
 

7:00am - 50 Mile
8:00am - Marathon
9:00am - Half-Marathon

Online registration for the 2014 races will close as each event reaches its posted capacity* but will in any case not continue past midnight on Friday, October 10, 2014.    
Please note: In 2013 all three events reached capacity and registration for each was therefore closed in advance of race day.  Please keep this in mind when making your registration decisions. 

* Event Capacity:

200 - 50 Mile
250 - Marathon
325 - Half-Marathon
 

Please click below to register: 





The DPR Trail Races event is not presented by the Lake County Forest Preserves (LCFPD). 







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