This course is three loops of a 10 mile trail through forest, hills, and meadows, and over small bridges at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area (see link to course map). It is almost all single-track trail except for a small section on a road & bridge that connects two sides of the trail loop around the lake. The turnaround/aid station is reached at approximately mile 5.5 (see link to aid station map). Each mile is marked by a 3" x 4" white sign with black lettering. There is about 1500 feet of elevation gain per loop.
Finish all four of these fine trail ultramarathons and you are an Illinois Trail Ultra Grand Slam finisher! No extra entry fees or paperwork needed. Pretty easy, eh?
What’s the prize? The four race directors are still working on that…but it will be worthwhile and cool. All Grand Slam finishers will get the award and the overall male and female winners (lowest average finish place in their respective M/F category) will get an extra Grand Slam prize! Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the Farmdale race. We’ll post the final “Slammers” on this web page too.