Clinton Lake Ultra

Clinton Lake Ultra     March 25, 2017   7:30am

Congratulations to the 2017 finishers!


A mild day with a few showers was much better than the weather forcast.  Here is a link to the results:


Over the last three years our event with race proceeds made donations to the Red Cross (midwest tornado relief), two donations to Warrior Hike (a combat veteran's program) and a donation to Kickapoo Rail Trail (a new bike trail connecting Urbana with Danville).  Our plan is to again donate to a worthy cause in 2017.  Many hours of donated time and labor from our volunteers keep the Clinton Trail open to use throughout the year.   Visit our Clinton Lake Ultra Facebook page for updates and discussions. 


Two 2017 Trail Series!

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

Clinton Lake Ultra will also be participating in a local series,  the Central Illinois Ultra Series.!about1/cpxz



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.


$65 through January 14, 2017

$75 through February 14, 2017

$85 through March 1, 2017




Packet Pick-up

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


Awards and Goodies

Very nice gender-specific technical half-zip shirt with 2017 race design!

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.  


2017 Highlights

Mark Holcomb IL overall male winner  4:26:30    

Christine Crawford  WI  overall female winner  4:54:55



Results for years 2007 thru 2017 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

Ellen (Erhardt) Byron 


Clinton Lake near DeWitt, IL (central Illinois).



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.



see bottom of web page for satellite image of the course

2016 by Roger Smith

2015 byDennis Ohnstad

2015 by Tom Burton

2014 Race:       2013 Race   2012 Race  Week before the 2012 Race  2011 Race   2010 Races

more photos here:

Course:  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.  There are 1355 feet of elevation gain per loop.  Two full aid stations each loop (start/finish & half-way), but runners should bring a water bottle. We would like to limit the use of paper cups to a minimum.  

****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

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)



     Body N' Sole                   




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