Trail Running Calendar Illinois 2024-2025

We have found 36 Trailruns in Illinois. Check below where and when you can find the races.

Participants can join the Hannah's Hill Run, a simple 5k-ish trail run with a gun start. The first to cross the finish line will be crowned King & Queen of the Hill. Finishers will receive a patch, and all proceeds will go to support Hannah Macdonald's family as she battles Medulloblastoma. The even..

August 2024

The Chupacabra Trail Races offer 5, 10, and 15-mile options for a night trail run experience in Dixon, IL. The race starts at 7:04 pm, just before sunset, and participants are advised to bring a headlamp. The course consists of a 5-mile loop with a mix of grass, gravel, and dirt, including single tr..

Participants in the "We Run the Night 12 hr and a 5k" trail run will embark on a unique challenge of running for 12 hours overnight starting at 9:00 PM on August 16, and then completing a 5k the following morning. The event takes place in Morris, IL, featuring a roughly 2-mile loop on city streets w..

The Big Horse 5k trail run hosted by Gut Check Fitness offers a mix of trail running, mud run, and natural obstacles. The event takes place at Big Horse Vineyards in Lewistown, IL, featuring hills, hollers, streams, ponds, and slip-n-slides. Participants can choose between competitive heats, fun run..

The Run The Rails will take place in Elburn on Saturday 17 August 2024.

The Shawnee Hills Trail Races will take place on August 24-25, 2024, at Camp Ondessonk in Ozark, IL. The event offers a 100 Miler, 100K, 50K, and Half Marathon distances, showcasing the stunning rock formations and waterfalls of the Shawnee National Forest. The course is a figure-eight loop with a c..

The Temptation 200 Ultras is a challenging trail run taking place at Sand Ridge State Forest in Forest City, IL. The event offers distances of 200K, 50K, and a "Not at all Tempted" 10K. Participants can push themselves to see if they are strong enough to endure the grueling course or opt for shorter..

The Grist Mill Grind 10K Trail Race is described as the most difficult and challenging 10K in the area, taking place at Franklin Creek State Park's Natural Area. Runners will navigate technical trails with multiple hills and an elevation gain of ~800ft, crossing Franklin Creek four times. The event ..

September 2024

The 18th Annual Hobo Rendezvous trail run offers various race options including a Triple Crown challenge with 10k, 25k, and 50k races, as well as a Triple Crown "Lite" option. The event takes place at Rock Cut State Park in Rockford, IL, with the 10k race starting in the evening and the 25k and 50k ..

The 7th Annual 4sta Hike takes place at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve near Andalusia, IL, along the banks of the Mississippi River. The race offers a 1-mile loop course with options for easy and hard trails, featuring smooth single track, rocks, roots, and steep gradients. Participants can choose to ..

The Half Day at the Lake trail run offers a 6-hour and 12-hour race along a 2.32-mile route through Evanston's lakefront and Northwestern University campus. Finishers will receive a can of Hop Water and a custom hand-made award. The course includes two aid stations with snacks and beverages, and the..

The Timely Nonsense trail run is a unique 6-hour/12-hour timed event taking place in Chicago on September 15th. Participants will run a .75 mile paved loop path around a 58-acre park, with one aid station available. At the top of every hour, a new challenge will be given to runners to complete withi..

The 7th Annual Tiger 10 Miler Trail Race presented by Byron Bank will take place on September 21, 2024, at the Byron Forest Preserve in Illinois. The race offers a challenging ten-mile course through the preserve and Nardi Equine Prairie, with hills, twists, and turns. Participants will receive a cu..

The Rocky Ledges 10K Trail Run will take place in Makanda on Saturday 21 September 2024. You can run between 5 and 10 kilometers.

The Hindsight Ultra Trail Runs event offers distances of 25k, 50k, 100k, and 100 miles, taking place in Dixon, IL. The course consists of a 7.85-mile loop with a mix of singletrack, grassy meadows, and gravel paths, totaling roughly 6200' elevation for the 100-mile distance. Aid stations provide wat..

The Barkapalooza will take place in Lisle on Sunday 29 September 2024. You can run 5 kilometers.

October 2024

The Hennepin Hundred is Illinois' only point-to-point, all-trail ultramarathon, offering 100 Miler, 50 Miler, 50K, and 100-mile team relay races. The flat and fast courses follow the 104-mile Hennepin Canal State Trail, providing a picturesque route across locks, lift bridges, farms, and towns. The ..

The Des Plaines River Trail Races will take place in Lincolnshire on Saturday 12 October 2024. You can run between 13 and 50 miles.

The Farmdale Trail Run will take place in East Peoria from Saturday 12 October 2024 to Sunday 13 October 2024. You can run between 10 and 100 miles.

The Soul Crusher trail run in Crystal Lake, IL offers a challenging 5-mile loop designed by Jeff Lenard. Participants can choose to run it once or twice, with a 3-hour and 30-minute time cutoff. The race features a unique start line location in the middle of the park, requiring a 30-minute walk to r..