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Race Name:Paleozoic Trail Runs - Carboniferous Fall II
Date:Saturday November 11th, 2023 - 8:30 am
Location:Palos Park
State:Illinois, United States  Go there or Go there in new browser
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Paleozoic Trail Runs
Carboniferous Fall II
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Eleventh Annual Fall Season Paleozoic 50-Km and 25-Km
Trail Runs on the Palos / Sag Valley Trail Systems!

Monday November 6th - 11:00 am CST
Race week is upon us and we're looking forward to seeing all Paleozoic runners and volunteers this Saturday along the Sag Valley Trail System, Forest Preserve District of Cook County! During the course of this week two email alert 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, Grove #1 on race morning, beginning at 7:30 am CST.
For both Paleo-Carb II event distances... check out "Who's Registered" under the "Registration" tab. Please let us know if you catch an error in any runner's `Past Finishes` or `Accumulated Mileage`.

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 eleventh annual fall version of Paleozoic Trail Runs - Carboniferous Fall II, Saturday November 11, 2023. For your adventure we will provide:
  • Your choice of event distance... 50 kilometers or 25 kilometers.
  • Space for 180 eager runners... permit restrictions limit race participation to the first 180 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 : ).
  • An accurately measured, clearly-marked course, with well-stocked aid stations / checkpoints occurring each lap at 7.775-mile intervals.
  • Chip timing & scoring with RunRace Webcasting and near realtime Results for all runners.
  • Paleozoic Trail Runs Finisher Medals with colorful Lanyards for all participants... that is, those who "did not fossilize."
  • Special Customized Crystal awards to Top Overall and Top Masters runners for both sexes in each event.
  • Age Group "Made the Podium" pint glass awards to top finishers in 10-year divisions for both sexes in each event.
  • Way-to-go "My First Ultra" pint glass awards for first-time ultra finishers (50-Km participants).
  • Well-earned "Five-Time Finisher" zipper-draw-string shoe bag for 5-time finishers of Paleozoic Trail Runs.
  • Extremely well-earned "Ten-Time Finisher" pint glass awards for 10-time finishers of Paleozoic Trail Runs.
  • Only twice ever-earned "Fifteen-Time Finisher" ball cap in your choice of black or maroon for 15-time finishers of Paleozoic Trail Runs.
  • Our racecourse is pre-approved by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (permit pending).
General public registration is set to open at 6:00 am, Friday June 2nd, 2023 here on our RunRace Network!

Paleozoic Trail Runs - Carboniferous Fall II will take place entirely within the Palos 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 - Carboniferous Fall II, Start / Finish area:
Palos Park Woods-North, Grove #1
11307 Kean Ave
Palos Park, IL 60464
GPS: 41.680282, -87.843872

A variety of surfaces make up our south Paleozoic 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, and occasional grass segments. These non-crushed gravel sections can be moderately rocky with the occasional stray root. Compared to most others in greater Chicagoland, our Paleozoic 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.

Paleozoic Trail Runs - Carboniferous Fall II
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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:June 1st, 2023 12:35 pm
Event InformationFor multiple Member Events:
Name of EventDistanceMeasurementDateStart TimeRelay MembersTeam Members
    Paleo-Carb 50-Km50.00KilometersNov 11th, 20238:30 am
    Paleo-Carb 25-Km25.00KilometersNov 11th, 20239:30 am
   Paleo-Carb Volunteer9.00HoursNov 11th, 20237:30 am
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Name of Race DirectorEmail AddressPhone Number
Bill Thombill@runrace.net312 316-4698 (cell)
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