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Detweiller at Dark
THE MOST UNIQUE XC RACE IN THE NATION ON THE MOST HISTORIC COURSE!

Over 1200 Runners and 135,000 watts of power make Detweiller at Dark THE most unique XC events in the country! It all goes down at the historic Detweiller Park - where every fall, the top harriers in the Land of  Lincoln converge on this fairly flat field located north of Peoria in fervent pursuit of treasured IHSA state championships. 

This Summertime event includes an Open Race and Jr. High and High School races for both Girls and Boys divisions with proceeds going to the OSF Healthcare Children's Hospital of Illinois. Little kids can now join in on the race fun! New this year, kids from 5-10 years old can register for an exciting 800-meter dash. We'll also have a family-fun party area with food and fun activities for kids of all ages!

Rally your friends and family together as we celebrate all the good that OSF Children's Hospital has done for kids and families across the state of Illinois. When you register, you'll get a fundraising page to support the kids at OSF Children's Hospital. The top Team Fundraiser and the Top Individual Fundraiser will get a special prize pack from OSF Children's Hospital as a special "thank you" for giving back to your community and helping kids who need it most.


Countdown to event

Registration fees

Open Race

Price changes in 7 days 5 hours
  • This is for all post collegiate athletes and weekend warriors!

    1. $35.00
      Now registering May 13 – May 31
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 12
    3. $45.00
      Jul 13 – Jul 24
    4. $50.00
      Jul 25 – Jul 25

Jr. High Girls

Price changes in 7 days 5 hours
    1. $35.00
      Now registering May 13 – May 31
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 12
    3. $45.00
      Jul 13 – Jul 24
    4. $50.00
      Jul 25 – Jul 25

Jr. High Boys

Price changes in 7 days 5 hours
    1. $35.00
      Now registering May 13 – May 31
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 12
    3. $45.00
      Jul 13 – Jul 24
    4. $50.00
      Jul 25 – Jul 25

High School Girls

Price changes in 7 days 5 hours
    1. $35.00
      Now registering May 13 – May 31
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 12
    3. $45.00
      Jul 13 – Jul 24
    4. $50.00
      Jul 25 – Jul 25

High School Boys

Price changes in 7 days 5 hours
    1. $35.00
      Now registering May 13 – May 31
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Jun 1 – Jul 12
    3. $45.00
      Jul 13 – Jul 24
    4. $50.00
      Jul 25 – Jul 25

Kids' Fun Run

For the little ones. 800 meters of fun.

  1. $25.00
    Nov 15 - Jul 25
    Register

Packet Pickup

Thursday, July 25th @ Running Central
11:00am – 6:00pm

Race Day @ Detweiller Park
3:00pm – 6:45pm


Participants will receive an official Detweiller at Dark shirt, custom race bib, and virtual packet.

Awards

Top 25 Awards for each race.

Top 3 Teams in each race receive a team trophy!

For the open race, teams must be all men or all women to be eligible for a trophy.

Event Schedule

  • July 26 6:30 PM HADT - Kids Fun Run

  • July 26 7:00 PM HADT - Open Race

  • July 26 8:00 PM HADT - Jr. High Girls

  • July 26 8:30 PM HADT - Jr. High Boys

  • July 26 9:00 PM HADT - High School Girls

  • July 26 10:00 PM HADT - High School Boys

Contact Information

Event Location

Detweiller Park, North Galena Road, Peoria, IL, USA

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