Welcome to year seven 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!
Online registration for the 2016 races will close as each event reaches its posted capacity* but will in any case not continue past midnight on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Please note: In 2015 the half marathon and 50 mile ultra reached capacity and registration for each was therefore closed in advance of the scheduled registration close date. Please keep this in mind when making your registration decisions.
* Event Capacity: 50 Mile: 150 Marathon: 225 Half-Marathon: 350