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Race Name:Paleozoic Trail Runs - Cambrian Fall II
Date:Saturday November 9th, 2019 - 8:30 am
Location:Palos Park
State:Illinois, United States
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Paleozoic Trail Runs
Cambrian Fall II
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Seventh Annual Fall Season Paleozoic 50-Km and 25-Km
Trail Runs on the Sag Valley Trail System!

Monday November 4th - 8:00 am CST
Race week is upon us and we're looking forward to seeing all Paleozoic runners and volunteers this Saturday on the trails of Sag Valley! During the course of this week two alert email messages will be sent to all registered participants. Alerts will include race-week details, rules of competition, and updated trail conditions. Please watch for these race alerts to arrive via email. All packet pickup will take place onsite at our start/finish area, Palos Park Woods-North on race morning, beginning at 7:30 am CST.

Journey back in time to this rollicking run along forested, unpaved paths of our Palos / Sag Valley Trail Systems within the Cook County Forest Preserve - Regions 6 / 7. We've charted a 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, it's "finish or fossilize!"
Please join us for our seventh annual fall version of Paleozoic Trail Runs - Cambrian Fall II, Saturday November 9, 2019. 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)
  • special honorary race gifts for five-time and ten-time finishers of Paleozoic Trail Runs
  • an accurately measured, clearly-marked course, with well-stocked aid stations occurring at ~7.775-mile intervals, plus unmanned station midpoint of course
  • our course is pre-approved by the Cook County Forest Preserve (permit pending approved!) and will be policed at its road crossings
Registration is set to open at noon on Tuesday March 26th 2019, here on our RunRace Network!

Our fall version of Paleozoic Trail Runs, Paleo-Camb 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.
Paleozoic Trail Runs - Cambrian Fall II, Start / Finish area:
Palos Park Woods-North
11307 Kean Ave
Palos Park, IL 60464
GPS: 41.680282, -87.843872

A variety of surfaces make up our Paleo-Camb racecourse. Wide crushed gravel paths comprise about 90% of this 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 ~7.775-mile intervals, plus an unmanned / water-only station at midpoint of our course. There will be four (4) road crossings per lap, policed by FPDCC personnel. Each lap is 25 kilometers (~15.55 miles) in length.

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[Logo: USA Track & Field][Logo: USATF Sanction]Paleozoic Trail Runs will be sanctioned by USA Track & Field. You may visit the USATF website by clicking either logo image.

Posted:March 26th, 2019 10:17 am
Event InformationFor multiple Member Events:
Name of EventDistanceMeasurementDateStart TimeRelay MembersTeam Members
    Paleo-Camb 50-Km50.00KilometersNov 9th, 20198:30 am
    Paleo-Camb 25-Km25.00KilometersNov 9th, 20199:30 am
   Paleo-Camb Volunteer9.00HoursNov 9th, 20197:30 am
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Bill Thombill@runrace.net312 316-4698 (cell)
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