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Clinton Lake Ultra

Clinton Lake Ultra 2015 will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015!

Signup will open on November 1, 2014. The entry fee remains the same as the last few years.  We've added a wait list. We are considering running the race in the reverse direction.  It will seem like a different trail! Of course, it's beautiful either way you run it! Last year was a huge success. Runners received nice awards from Salomon, hoodie sweatshirts, stainless steel pint glass finisher awards, and a delicous hot meal. This year Super Squirrel returns as our logo!   We will have Super Squirrel sweatshirts in a different color, unique finisher and age group awards, and one the best aid stations you will find.   Check back for updates.  Facebook users may ask to join the Clinton Lake Ultra group for trail updates.

Thank you 2014 participants, volunteers, and sponsors!  Our race raised over $1000 to be donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.  

Results are at Ultra Signup:

http://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=26116

The 2014 Clinton Lake Ultra was the first race in the

Central Illinois Trail Ultra Series!

The series concludes with McNotAgain on November 2014.

    check it out here:

http://www.centralillinoisultras.com/  

30 Mile Race

 

Start: 7:30 am

Time limit: 8 hours

Runner limit of 125

New! 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.
 
Our plan for proceeds after expenses is to set up a disaster relief fund for use locally as our first choice. 
 

Cost

$58 through January 15, 2015

$68 through February 15, 2015

$78 after February 15, 2015

 

Registration

http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=29056

 

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

 
 

Highlights from 2014:

Joel Lammers   WI  overall winner  4:09:28

Jen Burton   IL overall female   4:47:52

 

Photos by Gina Hieser  2014 race   https://www.flickr.com/photos/121901135

Results

Results for years 2007 thru 2014 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: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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