Clinton Lake Ultra

Clinton Lake Ultra 2016 will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016!

With proceeds from the 2015 event we donated $500 to Warrior Hike, a program designed to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America's National Scenic Trails.  

http://warriorhike.org

2016 Trail Series!

The Clinton Lake Ultra is participating in the 50k Mashup, a midwest multi state event! Check out their website.  

http://50kmashup.weebly.com/

 

 

 

30 Mile Race

 

Start: 7:30 am

Time limit: 8 hours

Runner limit of 125

We've added a wait list.  No refunds

Pacers allowed on third loop only 

Parking is at North Fork Boat Access Parking Area (north Fork Road) 
Carpooling is encouraged to help with available parking.
 
 

Cost

$65 through January 14, 2016

$75 through February 14, 2016

$85 through March 1, 2016

 

Registration

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?eid=147

 

Packet Pick-up

is race morning at 5:45am thru 7:15am at the start/finish.

 

Awards and Goodies

Each entrant will receive a nice quality race designed hoodie sweatshirt.

Finishers will receive unique awards with the race design.

Top male and female overall winners will receive awards.  Age groups will be Open, Masters, Grandmasters, and Seniors with awards to male and female winners of each group.  

 
 

Highlights from 2015:

Joel Lammers   WI  overall winner  4:15;03

Patricia Schaefer  IL  overall female winner  5:18:07

 

Results

Results for years 2007 thru 2015 at Ultra Signup

This course will take you through forest, hills, and meadows, and over small bridges at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Race Directors:

Don Frichtl     clinton@secondwindrunningclub.org

Ellen (Erhardt) Byron     clinton@secondwindrunningclub.org 

Location

Clinton Lake near DeWitt, IL (central Illinois).

Directions

 

From state highway 54 (between Clinton and Farmer City). Turn north onto county road 1650 E (Power Road) go a short distance to county road 900 N (North Fork road) turn left (west) follow road to North Fork Boat Access parking lot, approximately 1 mile.  40°11'18.60"N 88°50'41.98"W Google Map.

 

Photos

see bottom of web page for satellite image of the course

Click for Race Photos: 2015 byDennis Ohnstad  https://www.flickr.com/photos/131603683@N08/

2015 by Tom Burton https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/28677676@N04/sets/72157651627450661/

2014 Race:  https://flickr.com/photos/121901135@N06/sets/72157643183867554       2013 Race   2012 Race  Week before the 2012 Race  2011 Race   2010 Races

more photos here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76761432@N05/sets/72157629724410595/

Three loops of 10 mile trail through forest, hills, and meadows at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area.  Almost all single-track trail except for small section on road & bridge that connects two sides of the trail 

Courseloop around the lake.  About 1500 feet of elevation gain per loop.  Two full aid stations each loop (start/finish & half-way), but runners should bring a water bottle.  

****GO HERE FOR COURSE MAPS --->>>  Elevation chart and topography map.

See map below for race course in start/finish area.

Clinton Lake Area Information

Things to do, directions, and more information on Clinton Lake by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Town of Clinton info at www.clintonilchamber.com

Lodging:  Sunset Inn and Suites  217-935-4140

                Town & Country Motel  217-935-2121

                WYE Motel  217-935-3373

                Rebecca's Rest Stop  217-935-0098 

Average Race Day Weather

Average race day weather:
March 31 Weather (Clinton, IL)
Average High: 57°F
Average Low: 36°F
Record High: 82°F (1907)
Record low: 14°F (1955)

Course Records

30-mile Open Male 3:42:47 (Logan Martin, 2010)
                          Female 4:04:25 (Kelsey Jones, 2011)

               Masters Male 3:58:58 (Kevin Grabowski 2013)

                               Female 4:26:24 (Christine Crawford, 2012)

10-mile Open Male Scott Dewitt 1:08:51 (2012)

                         Female 1:29:40 (Jen Burton, 2011)

                Masters Male 1:17:15 (Matt Matthews, 2011)

                                Female 1:37:58 (Jily Whiting, 2011)

Sponsors

      

     SuuntoBody N' Sole                   

Topo

elevation

 

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