Run for L;fe

Run for L;fe 5k/10k

 

Welcome to the “Run For L;fe” 5K/10K race event. RunforLife_Logo

We feature a 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run to raise awareness to and the prevention of teen suicide. All profits go towards training teachers, aides, counselors and first responders on how to spot warning signs in at risk youth and what the next steps should look like.

On Nov. 2nd runners can choose to compete or complete a 5k Trail Run/Walk or a 10k Trail Run throughout Weldon Springs State Park.

5K Run highlights include the Start at the Chautauqua Picnic Area, running past the Weldon Springs Display, Lakeside Trail, a tour of the Union School Site, crossing the dam, Veterans Point, the Old Farm Trail while running past the Historic Cemetery and Finish at Chautauqua.

The 10K runners see and do all of the above with additional miles along the Schoolhouse Trail, Salt Creek Backpack Trail, Whitetail Ski Trail and a longer tour of the Old Farm Trail passing the Historic Cemetery and Farm buildings before heading back to Finish at Chautauqua.

On Line Registration Closing
Final Reminder – On Line Registration for the Nov. 2nd Run for L;fe 5K & 10K Trail Run will close Thursday Night at 11pm.
We will accept Walk Up Registrations at Friday’s Packet Pickup and on Race Day but no shirt is guaranteed.  We have ordered many extras but they will go quick so don’t delay register today. 
Register by using the link below. 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=61637554

 

Runners,

The TRAILS for the Nov. 2nd Run for L;fe 5K & 10K Trail Runs are marked thru Race Day.

Using most of the trails within Weldon Springs State Park we were able to keep both events on the amazing trails and offer a distance and challenge for everyone.

Both courses start at the Chautauqua Picnic Area with parking nearby.

The 5K course is marked with YELLOW ribbons and on race day YELLOW Signs and Arrows.

It follows the Lakeside Trail, by the Union School, crossing the dam, past Veterans Point, the Old Farm Trail and Historic Cemetery.

The 10K course is marked with ORANGE ribbons and on race day ORANGE Signs and Arrows.

The 10K runners see and do all the above with additional miles along Schoolhouse Trail, Salt Creek Backpack Trail, Whitetail Ski Trail and a longer tour of the Old Farm Trail passing the Cemetery and back to Finish.

Register Now using the link below.

https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=61637554

Please visit Weldon Springs State at www.dnr.illinois.gov or enjoyillinois.com

 

Entry Fees 

5k  $23 thru 3/26,  $25 thru 10/2, $27 on Nov. 1st and Race Day

10k  $33 thru 3/26,  $35 thru 10/2, $37 on Nov. 1st and Race Day

Register online for both distances Here

 

Courses

5k – Map

The 5k course runners follow the YELLOW arrows and signs.  Remember YELLOW and you will successfully navigate the course.

5k water is at miles 1, 2, 2.8 and Start/Finish

10k – Map

The 10k course runners follow the ORANGE arrows and signs.  Remember ORANGE and you will successfully navigate the course.

10k water is at miles 1, 2, 3.2, 4.2, 4.9, 6.0 and Start/Finish.

All distances offer on course support and a chance to set a trail PR or the chance to run trails for those road runners that have not got off the roads yet.

Remember, road runners look down the road, trail runners look down at the trail.

No special shoes or equipment is needed for trail runs but a slower pace can be expected due to the challenges of trails.  No worries, as you get more agile and fleet of foot you can mimic your road pace and many runners find trail runs to be easier on the body since the trails give more than concrete or asphalt.

 

SWAG ( Stuff We All Get)

Participants will receive a race day T-shirt, swag bag and a nice race day medal!  Plus food and drink after your run/walk.

 

Start Times

5k Runners at 9:15am with walkers following runners. For the safety of all we ask all walkers to line up behind the runners.

10k at 9:00am

 

Awards

The 5k includes a Timed Run with Top 3 Overall and Age Group Awards for Males and Females and offers a Non – Timed Walk with all participants receiving a Finisher Medal.

The 10k includes a Timed Run with Top 3 Overall and Age Group Awards for Males and Females with all participants receiving a Finisher Medal.

Age Groups for both distances include 12 and Under, 13 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69.   Awards will be present to Top 3 Males and Females in each Age Group.

 

Packet Pickup

Pick up your race packet on race day from 7:30am to 8:45 am or the night before at the Abagail from 4-7 in Clinton, Illinois during our pre race party which you are all invited to! We will have food and drink as well as music and silent auctions. A great time for all!

 

RRCA

This event is sanctioned by the Road Runners Club of America and is managed by a RRCA Certified Race Director which means national guidelines and Best Practices are followed and your safety and enjoyment are factored into every decision in planning and Race Day execution.