Camp Ondessonk 3760 Ondessonk Rd. Ozark, IL 62972 Start/finish at CampO Grounds
COURSE DESCRIPTION The Shawnee Hills 100Mi, 100K and 50K are simultaneous trail races that will be held across the scenic Shawnee National Forest in Southern IL.
THE COURSE is a figure eight loop with a combination of 80% single track trail, all dirt with some fire roads. The course is hilly; total climb between 50 feet - 150 feet (2,500 feet - 7,500 feet in 50miles), the terrain is technical with lots of rocks, roots/ruts and creek crossings to keep you present. Runners will be exposed to heat and humidity along with possible encounter with Snakes, Ground Hornets and Bees that are native to the area.
DISTANCE 100 Mile Run (1 short 3-ish mile loop at the start and 3 x 32-ish mile loop) 100K Run (2 x 32-ish mile loop) 50K Run (1 loop) ***Check "Maps & Stuff" tab for detailed course information*** Elevation Gain Per Loop is approx. 3,000 feet and Elevation Loss Per Loop is approx. 3,000 feet
START TIME & TIME LIMIT
100Mile and 100K START TIME: 6am CDT on Saturday, August 24, 2019 TIME LIMIT: 32 Hours CHECK IN/PACKET PICKUP: Friday, August 23 from 12pm - 8pm MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING: Friday, August 23 from 7pm - 8pm PACER for 100Mi & 100K Only 1 pacer at a time will be allowed on the course. Pacer can be picked up on loop 2 at 45.7 miles/Jackson Falls trailhead to the finish (100K and 100Mi) PACER must CHECK IN at Start/Finish
50K START TIME: 7am CDT on Saturday, August 24, 2019 TIME LIMIT: 10 Hours CHECK IN/PACKET PICKUP: Friday, August 23 from 12pm - 8pm MANDATORY PRE-RACE MEETING: Friday, August 25 from 7pm - 8pm PACER Not Allowed for 50K Distance.
There will be 5 manned aid stations fully-stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, gels, snacks, first aid, and enthusiastic volunteers! Approximate distance between aid stations is 5 miles with no distance greater than approximately 8 miles between aid stations in either event.
Restrooms will be at Start/Finish, Trigg Tower, Jackson Falls and Cedar Road Aid Station.
SWAG & AWARDS
Each registered runners will receive a custom tech T-Shirt from Headsweats (gender specific) and post race beer to Salute!
AWARDS AS YOU FINISH Finisher Awards: 100 Mile Run - Large Custom Belt Buckle 100K Run - Small Custom Belt Buckle 50K Run - Custom Medal
Overall Awards for both Male and Female winners for 100Mi, 100K and 50K distances.
**We cannot guarantee race swag to registrations made after July 28, 2019 and race day signups but will work to get you your items post event**
All post-race meals for the weekend are for Runners Only
Meal Tickets will be required for NON RUNNERS and NON VOLUNTEERS. We encourage you to PRE-PURCHASE meal tickets to help us better plan when we're purchasing items for the finish-line food and beer to ensure we don't run out of food event weekend. Meal ticket can be pre-purchased via ultra signup until August 16, 2019 when online registration closes.
MEAL TICKETS can be purchased Event Weekend for CASH ONLY. Check pricing under the "food menu" tab.