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Race Name:Paleozoic Trail Runs - Silurian Fall
Date:Saturday November 12th, 2016 - 8:30 am
Location:Palos Park
State:Illinois, United States
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Paleozoic Trail Runs
Silurian Fall
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Fall 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 Sag Valley Trail System within the Cook County Forest Preserve - Region 7. 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 fall version of Paleozoic Trail Runs : Paleozoic-Silurian, Saturday November 12, 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 150 eager runners... permit restrictions limit race participation to the first 150 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 occurring 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 will open on Monday July 11th, here on our RunRace Network!

Paleozoic Trail Runs - Silurian Fall, Start / Finish area:
Palos Park Woods-North
11307 Kean Ave
Palos Park, IL 60464
GPS: 41.680282, -87.843872
(approximately 22 miles southwest of downtown Chicago)

Our fall version Paleozoic Trail Runs, Paleo-Silur takes place entirely within the Sag Valley Trail System, Region 7 of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, which is located approximately 22 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Palos Park Woods-North, Grove #1 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 90% of this course. Along the way you may encounter a mix of narrower, more rugged dirt trails, occasional grass segments, and even stretches of choppy erosion. The non-crushed gravel sections can be moderately rocky with an 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. Our racecourse will be well-marked, with fully stocked aid stations at ~7.75-mile intervals, plus an unmanned / water-only station near midpoint. There will be four (4) road crossings per lap, policed by FPDCC personnel. Each out-n-back lap is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) in length.

Paleozoic Trail Runs - Silurian Fall
Racecourse Map
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[Logo: USA Track & Field][Logo: USATF Sanction]Our Paleozoic Trail Runs is a USA Track & Field sanctioned event. You may visit the USATF website by clicking either logo image.

Posted:July 10th, 2016 11:13 pm
Event InformationFor multiple Member Events:
Name of EventDistanceMeasurementDateStart TimeRelay MembersTeam Members
    Paleo-Silur 50-Km50.00KilometersNov 12th, 20168:30 am
    Paleo-Silur 25-Km25.00KilometersNov 12th, 20169:30 am
   Paleo-Silur Volunteer9.00HoursNov 12th, 20167:00 am
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Bill Thombill@runrace.net312 316-4698 (cell)
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