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The Forge Trail Run Festival & Backyard Ultra

November 2nd - November 3rd, 2024

The Forge Trail Run Festival will embrace the adventure and challenge of late-fall, mid-west trail running several races.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd

Can you run 4.167 miles in ONE hour? And do it again and again and again…. until you are the last runner standing? On Saturday, November 2nd, we will proudly host the first-of-its-kind... Chicago's first Backyard Ultra Distance event. More details and registration to be announced soon.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd

On Sunday, November 3rd, we'll run our 4 Mile(ish), 10K, 20K (Half Marathon) and 30K events.

 

The defining character and primary challenge of these races are their varying terrains throughout the trail systems around and within The Forge: Lemont Quarries. These runs are moderately challenging for experienced trail runners and more difficult for runners with less experience on trail.

 

For more information regarding the course, swag bag, directions, packet pick-up, race schedule, awards, results, volunteering, and sign-up visit the Race Sign Up page here.

Details

Date:
November 2nd - November 3rd, 2024
SATURDAY, 11/2:
Backyard Ultra:
TBA
SUNDAY, 11/3:
10K:
$45
20K:
$65
30K:
$65
4 Mile(ish):
$40

Schedule

6:30 AM
Parking Opens
6:30 AM
 - 7:30 AM
Race Day Packet Pick-Up
7:30 AM
 - 7:50 AM
Pre-Race Line-Up
7:50 AM
Course Talk / Briefing
7:55 AM
National Anthem
8:00 AM
Race Start
8:45 AM
Post Race Food & Beverage Available
Post-Race
Awards Ceremonies
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