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! 

Registration Fees

50 Miler Closed

Marathon Closed

Half Marathon Closed

Race Day Information


Each registered runner will receive a shirt with DPR Trail Races logo. All runners will also receive an additional SWAG item yet to be determined.

Post-race recovery lunch... Join us at the finish line for our rollicking race and recovery celebration. Each participant's race bib will have a tear-off section to be used as the lunch ticket. Choice of a hamburger or veggie burger plus chips, sports drink and a cookie. Additional meals can be purchased on race day for $10. 

Transfers and Deferrals

Transfer Policy: Up to October 1, 2016 you will be allowed to transfer from one race to another or to transfer your registration to someone else. Cost: $10 plus the difference in price for the race you originally registered for and the new race you are transferring to. We do nof offer refunds if the race you initially registered for is more expensive than the race you are transferring to. If a race has reached capacity, no transfers into that race will be permitted.


"No Sweat" Deferral Policy: New in 2016! At anytime up to October 1, 2016 you can defer your race entry to 2017. Cost: $25 plus the difference in the registration price (if there is any).

Event Schedule

  • October 15 7:00 AM CDT - 50 Miler Start - Wave Start every 3 mins

  • October 15 8:00 AM CDT - Marathon Start - Wave Start every 3 mins

  • October 15 9:00 AM CDT - Half Marathon Start - Wave Start every 3 mins

Contact Information

Event Location

24255 IL-21, Vernon Hills, IL 60060

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