Event Description

Course

Fees

Registration

Packet Pick-up

Schedule of Events

Awards

Volunteer

Directions

Sponsors

                                       
 
 

Bat Cave 8k Run/Walk @ Lakewood Forest Preserve
TBD 2010 @ 8:00 AM
Lakewood Forest Preserve
Wauconda, IL
 

 

Hard copy registration form available at a later date.

 

Event Description

The third annual Bat Cave 8k Run/Walk will once again be held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.  The event is run almost entirely on Millennium Trail, which is a crushed limestone path and is plenty wide for side-by-side running.  In addition to the 8k event, we will have a Free kids fun run.  This will take place at Shelter E, which is where the start/finish for the 8k is.  All kids will receive a finishers ribbon for there participation.

 

Why is it called the Bat Cave?  Well, Shelter E at the Lakewood Forest Preserve is home to a bat shelter.  No worries, were running in daylight, so nothing will be chasing us, except each other.

 

Course

The 8k course is an out and back held entirely within the preserve.  After a short straight stretch to begin, runners will traverse on to a grassy path (used as a horse trail) for about 1/2 of a mile.  This trail then connects with Millennium trail that weaves through the Lakewood Forest Preserve.  Once runners reach the turnaround point, they will head in the exact way they headed out.

 

Once on Millennium Trail, the course becomes rolling and will present a nice challenge for all participants.  Portions of the horse trail can be a little slick when wet, so please use use caution.

 

There will be three aid stations on the course.  One at mile 1, the second at the half- way point and the third at mile 4.  Aid stations will have Gatorade and water.

 

Course Map

 

Fees

Event TBD 2 weeks before event
Kids Fun Run  Free  Yes... Still Free
8k Run/Walk  $25  $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

On-line registration will close at 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time on Saturday, August 15 2009.

 
 
Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
Date Time Location
TBD TBD TBD
TBD  6:30 - 7:45 AM Shelter E of the Lakewood Forest Preserve (race site)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schedule of Events

Race Day

6:30 AM - 7:45 AM

  Race site and packet pick-up/registration open

 

7:45 AM

  Race day registration closes

 

8:00 AM

  8k race begins

 

8:30 AM

  First finishers expected

 

9:15 AM

  Awards ceremony

 

9:30 AM

  Kids fun run

 

 

Awards

Awards will also be given to first place male and female finishers for the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and over.

 
 
Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering?  Please contact us at volunteer@321goevents.com and mention this event.  For your participation, you will receive a volunteer t-shirt.

 
 
Directions

Lakewood Forest Preserve is located on Route 176 just west of Fairfield Road near Wauconda.  After entering the preserve, stay to the right and follow the gravel road to Shelter E.

To view the location of Shelter E at the Lakewood Forest Preserve on Mapquest, click www.mapquest.com:80/maps/map.adp.

 
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