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Race Update: Currently the plan is to have the races at Rock Cut as we have for the past 14 years. However do to ongoing construction in the park there is a chance that we may have to go to our fall back plan and hold this years races at a different location. It is going to be mid July before we know for sure. Either way should we have to change venues or if we are able to stay at Rock Cut we will be in touch with everyone who has signed up to keep all updated. The ongoing wet weather has been delaying the construction efforts in the park.
All races are run on the scenic trails in Rock Cut State Park. Choose to do a single events or pick the challenging Triple Crown all three races 85k or the Triple Crown "Lite" 60k with the 10k on Friday evening then a 25k Sat. & Sun. Friday Nite's 10k is an evening trail race. Bring running lights, headlamps, flashlights, etc. Trail will be marked with signage, glow sticks.and reflective markers. This is a trail race in the dark the park closes at 10:00 pm all runners must be finished by 9:30 in order to leave park before closing. Note we did say that the 10k is a trail race run in the dark on trails be sure you have practiced running on trails in the dark so you know what you are setting out to do.
10k will start near the Lone Rock Cafe near boat launch, Friday Sept. 13, - 7:00pm start - Runners must be finished by 9:30 in order to be out of the park by 10:00 - gates are locked.
25k will start and finish at the Red Oak picnic area, Saturday Sept. 14, - 8:00am start - Course is supported for 5 hours on Saturday. Doing your first 25k? The couse on Sunday is supported for 8 hours .
50k & 25k will start and finish at the Red Oak Picnic area, Sunday Sept. 15, - 8:00am start - Course is supported for 8 hours.
Triple Crown Award for those who run all three races "85k" each will receive a Hobo Railroad Spike Award. Triple Crown finishers will also receive special hoodie sweatshirt.
Triple Crown "Lite" Award for those who run all three races "60k" - will receive a Hobo Railroad Spike Award. Triple Crown "Lite" finishers will receive a special lite weight sweatshirt.
Questions call: Carol Wilson -815-670-4239 or Email: Hoboruns@rockfordroadrunners.org
NOTE: NO Swag Option - The no swag options means you will NOT receive a short or long sleeve shirt, hoodie or other offered swag items for any race(s). This option is offered as a number of runners have asked for this option. You will be eligible for race awards.
Awards: 10k/25k/50k: Hobo Railroad Spikes to Overall Male/Female and Top 3 each age group 0-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ (Note 25k/50k age groups begin with 0-19) All FINISHERS of the Triple Crown will receive a special 3 spike award
Day of Registration Available for all Races - Note No Discounts Day of Race,
For more information visit the Rockford Road Runners Hobo Runs webpage
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RRCA designates events to be State Championship Races. Rockford Road Runners has been designated to host two Championship Races for 2019. The Hobo 50k is the State of Illinois Championship Ultra Race.
RRCA as also designated RRR's SwedishAmerican State Street Mile to be the 2019 National Championship Mile Race.