The Extended Stay America will again be the preferred sponsor hotel for the race offering our runners a preferred rate. Simply call the hotel at 847-955-1111 CHOOSE OPTION 4 for the front desk and tell them you are with the Des Plaines River Trail Race on October 17th, 2021. Use the corporate code: EAD9U. The other option is to logon to the corporate site that has been set up for our race.  Under WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO, enter VERNON HILLS and scroll down to CHICAGO-VERNON HILLS-LINCOLNSHIRE (675 Woodlands Parkway). The hotel is two-tenths of a mile from the starting line. You can literally walk there from the hotel! If you have any booking questions, ask for Laurenn, the hotel manager. You can also email Laurenn at

For those of you who choose to stay at the hotel we will again give you the option to have YOUR RACE PACKET WAITING FOR YOU at check in. Just email us at info@runners4wellness to let us know you'd like to do this. The deadline to arrange for your packet to be at the hotel is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021. If you miss the deadline you can pick up your packet at the race venue on race morning.