The Double Down 10k & 20k Trail Race is a unique trail race in that you don’t sign up for a particular distance and you don’t need to decide which distance you run until you finish the first 10k. If you feel fresh and want to tackle the course again to make it a 20k, then go for it! If you get finished with the first 10k and want to call it day, then no worries! It’s completely up to you whether or not you want to “double down”!
The 10k/20k course will take you through the beautiful, tree-lined trails of Dam No. 1 Woods (check our Google+ or Facebook pages for sneak peek photos of the trail). The trail is a good mix of single-track and double track trail that will bring you over rocks, roots, downed trees, and other natural obstacles.
Following the race we will have complimentary soft drinks and a free Chicago-style hot dog bar, complete with enough celery salt and pickles to restore your depleted electrolyte levels! Stick around to listen to some music, have some grub, and cheer on the other trail runners!
All registered runners will receive a t-shirt, race bib (customized race bib if registered before March 31, 2013), and a unique finisher’s award. Top three male and female runners in both the 10k and 20k category will receive awards.
All finishers will have their race counted towards both the “Popes of Avignon” and the “Plenary Indulgence” Challenges. NOTE: You must FINISH the event in order to have your race counted towards both of these challenges. DNSes and DNFs will not count towards the challenges.
Price schedule is as follows:
$35 until Monday, March 18.
$40 until Monday, April 1.
$45 until race day or until the race is sold out.
When & Where
We love people. We love Chicago. We love trail running. And we love good beer. We thought it would be a good idea to combine them all. Why not, right?
Our goal is to provide Chicagoland with the best possible trail running experience. From the course design to the staff at the aid stations to the beer served at the after party, our #1 goal is for you to have the best time possible.
We are partnering with local small businesses in the Chicagoland area to start a series of trail races beginning in the fall of 2012.
Hope to see you on the trail soon!