Greetings Runners,

We have exciting news about the 2019 Abe’s Trail Trek.

Based on your comments and concerns about the trails at New Salem we are moving the event to Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area.

The race date of November 16th stays the same but that’s about all that isn’t new for 2019.

We have been working with the site manager and have created all new courses for the 5k, Quarter Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Runs that showcase the interior of this Illinois Gem.

All courses include groomed double track trails with many features that will provide a challenging and enjoyable run through this beautiful site.

Trail features include lakeside runs, hills, valleys, creek crossings, wildlife and the chance to see a part of this site many never see since you have to get out of your car to enjoy the nature.

In addition to new courses we will have new shirts, new food vendors and much more to bring this classic event back to the grandeur of the past years.

Course maps will be posted this week and registration will open in the next couple days.

Please stay tuned to the site for all the emerging details.