Shirts and Awards
Registration is limited
Choose either a Frozen Gnome sweatshirt or FG stocking cap. Register by December 10th to get your choice of swag. We will make sure everyone gets some kind of Frozen Gnome swag, but after the 10th you will get what we have available.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd overall Male and Female
Age Group awards- 10 year age group spans
FINISHER MEDALS FOR ALL FINISHERS IN THE 50K & 10K. If you drop from the 50k to the 10k you will get a medal, but will not be eligible for AG or overall awards
10k and 50k start at 7:45 am
Park at the main lot of Veteran Acres north of 176 at 431 Walkup Road. The race start line is at the park shelter north of the tennis courts and baseball field. The course is mainly single track trails on a lot of hills. It's a 10k loop that will be repeated 5 times for the 50k runners. There is one main aid station "The Gnome Depot" at the start-finish line that will be stocked with hot soup, homemade goodies, coffee and drinks. There is one unmanned aid station with sports drink on the course. The course is set up so spectators/crew will be able to see the runners quite a few times.
The cutoff for both races is 8 1/2 hours which will be 4:15 pm. We decided to give runners an extra 30 minutes of fun this year to complete the course.
Finding the starting line: 431 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Veteran Acres park is on Walkup Road a short distance north of Route 176.