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Welcome to the 10th running 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 688 spots remaining

Marathon 260 spots remaining

Price changes in 26 days 22 hours
  • Certified marathon course and a Boston Qualifier event.

    1. $70.00

      Early bird pricing

      Now registering Nov 15 – Jan 14
      Register
    2. $90.00
      Jan 15 – Mar 30
    3. $100.00
      Mar 31 – May 30
    4. $120.00
      May 31 – Jul 30
    5. $140.00
      Jul 31 – Oct 5

Half Marathon 327 spots remaining

Price changes in 26 days 22 hours
    1. $60.00

      Early bird pricing

      Now registering Nov 15 – Jan 14
      Register
    2. $80.00
      Jan 15 – Mar 30
    3. $90.00
      Mar 31 – May 30
    4. $110.00
      May 31 – Jul 30
    5. $120.00
      Jul 31 – Oct 5

50 Miler 101 spots remaining

Price changes in 26 days 22 hours
    1. $80.00

      Early bird pricing

      Now registering Nov 15 – Jan 14
      Register
    2. $100.00
      Jan 15 – Mar 30
    3. $110.00
      Mar 31 – May 30
    4. $130.00
      May 31 – Jul 30
    5. $160.00
      Jul 31 – Oct 5

Race Day Information

WE DO NOT OFFER RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

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 thru September 30th you will be allowed to transfer from one race to another or to transfer your registration to someone else. NO EXCEPTIONS, THE DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 30TH.

Cost: For race category changes it's $10 plus the difference in price for the race you originally registered for and the new race you are transferring to. We do not 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. 

For transfers to another individual, that person will pay the registration price you originally paid plus the $10 transfer fee. It is up to the person transferring their entry to get paid back the original entry fee from the person receiving the transfer. Runners can log into Race Roster to facilitate the transfer. Call Race Roster 855-969-5515 for assistance. Please do not contact the race organizers to facilitate this. 


"No Sweat" Deferral Policy

At anytime up to September 30th you can defer your race entry to next year only. This is a one year deferral. Cost: $25. Deferrals shall forfeit any race swag for current year. We will not accept deferral requests after September 30th. Just contact the race directors by September 30th to defer your entry to next year. NO EXCEPTIONS, THE DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 30TH.

Send an email to ekelly32@gmail.com if you are requesting to defer. We will confirm with you and you should be okay.

Refunds

Refunds: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, however, you can defer or transfer your entry thru September 30, 2019. 

Event Schedule

  • October 12 7:00 AM CDT - 50 Miler Start - Wave Start every 3 mins

  • October 12 8:00 AM CDT - Marathon Start - Wave Start every 3 mins

  • October 12 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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