Here’s an update on what we are doing to prepare to open registration. Because of the pandemic we have all endured this year, the permitting process has become more tedious and tentative. We plan on holding the DPRT Races on October 9th, 2021. We're awaiting approvals from the Lake County Forest Preserve District. We are also preparing to make any necessary adjustments to our aid station management and starting procedures that may be mandated due to COVID-19. We do not know what the status of the pandemic will be next October so we are making preparations assuming the guidelines will be the same as they are now. Once we have all permitting approvals, registration will be opened, however, we do not know when that will be. We appreciate your 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 2020 races will close as each event reaches its posted capacity*
but will in any case not continue past midnight on Friday, October 2, 2020.
* Event Capacity: 50 Mile: 125
Marathon: 300 Half-Marathon: 375