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Race Name:Paleozoic Trail Runs - Silurian Spring
Date:Saturday March 26th, 2016 - 8:30 am
Location:Willow Springs
State:Illinois, United States
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Paleozoic Trail Runs
Silurian Spring
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Fourth Annual Spring Season Paleozoic 50-Km and 25-Km
Trail Runs on the Palos Trail System!

Journey back in time to this rollicking run along forested, unpaved paths of our Palos Trail System within the Cook County Forest Preserve - Region 6. We've charted another stimulating course that's sure to satisfy your primordial instinct to "go long." Are you up to the challenge? Choose your distance wisely... take your training seriously... then come race day, "finish or fossilize!"

Please join us for our spring version of Paleozoic Trail Runs : Paleozoic-Silurian, Saturday March 26, 2016. For your adventure we will provide:
  • your choice between our ultra distance of 50 kilometers, or our one-lap tour of 25 kilometers
  • space for 200 eager runners... permit restrictions limit race participation to the first 200 registrants, which is a total combined count of participants from both events... it's possible that we'll meet capacity, so don't wait too long before committing (hint : )
  • chip timing & scoring with instant results published on for all participants
  • finisher awards for all participants... that is, those who "did not fossilize"
  • awards in both events for top overall, top masters, and top finishers in 10-year age groups for both sexes
  • special commemorative awards for first-time ultra finishers (50-Km participants)
  • an accurately measured, clearly-marked course, with well-stocked aid stations occruing at ~7.75-mile intervals, plus unmanned station midpoint of course
  • our course is approved by the Cook County Forest Preserve (permit pending approved) and will be policed at its road crossings
Registration is set to open on Friday January 8th 2016, here on our RunRace Network!

Paleozoic Trail Runs - Silurian Spring, Start / Finish area:
Pioneer Woods, Grove #2
10198 W 107th St
Willow Springs, IL 60480
GPS: 41.695729, -87.868920
(approximately 22 miles southwest of downtown Chicago)

This spring version of Paleozoic Trail Runs, Paleo-Silur takes place entirely within the Palos Trail System, Region 6 of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, which is located approximately 22 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Pioneer Woods, Grove #2 serves as race start / finish area and our primary aid station.

A variety of surfaces make up our Paleo-Silur racecourse. Wide crushed gravel paths comprise about 75% of the course. Along the way you'll encounter a mix of narrower, more rugged dirt trails, occasional grass segments, and even stretches of eroding asphalt. These non-crushed gravel sections can be moderately rocky with the occasional stray root. Compared to most others in greater Chicagoland, our course should be considered as "quite hilly." Trail shoes are recommended, but not necessary, especially if conditions are dry leading up to race day. The course will be well-marked, with fully stocked aid stations at ~7.75-mile intervals, plus an unmanned / water-only station at midpoint of our course. There will be two (2) road crossings per lap, policed by FPDCC personnel. Each lap is 25 kilometers (~15.5 miles) in length.

Paleozoic Trail Runs - Silurian Spring
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Posted:December 14th, 2015 4:34 pm
Event InformationFor multiple Member Events:
Name of EventDistanceMeasurementDateStart TimeRelay MembersTeam Members
    Paleo-Silur 50-Km50.00KilometersMar 26th, 20168:30 am
    Paleo-Silur 25-Km25.00KilometersMar 26th, 20169:30 am
   Paleo-Silur Volunteer9.00HoursMar 26th, 20167:30 am
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