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We're looking to open registration on January 1, 2024, for the DPR Trail Half-Marathon, Marathon, 50K, and 50 Mile Races on October 12, 2024. Please consider running with us this year on the beautiful Des Plaines River fast and flat trail.
Last updated: 2023-12-09

Race Medal and Swag

Medal Design

Runner Buff

Lanyard Designs

Join us on October 12, 2024!

Welcome to the 14th edition of the DPR Trail Half Marathon, Marathon, 50Km, and 50 Mile along the beautiful and fast Des Plaines River Trail in Lake County, Illinois starting and finishing at Half Day Forest Preserve.
The DPR Trail is truly awesome and the color changes are OMG-worthy! You'll run through beautiful alternating lush forests and open wetlands on a very flat, wide, crushed gravel trail, free of roots and rocks. All of the major road crossings are managed by way of bridges or viaducts (with only 4 minor road crossings along the whole 50K/50 Mile course, 2 on the Marathon course, and none for the Half Marathon course).
With expected cool temperatures, flat terrain, and ideal running surface, you'll find this trail to be extremely fast, which is perfect for a personal best, or a Boston Qualifying time. (The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier!) Come out and join us for a great run! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Half Marathon
#flat-and-fast

Half Marathon

Date:
October 12th @ 9am
Event Guide:
Aid Stations:
Swag:
๐Ÿ…Finisher Medals, ๐ŸฅคCollapsible Cup, ๐ŸŽฝ T-Shirt (Reg by Aug 15)
Packet Pickup:

Kick's off Saturday morning at 9am. Wave starts every 3 minutes, Remember, it's a cupless race.

Marathon
#boston-qualifier, #flat-and-fast

Marathon

Date:
October 12th @ 8am
Event Guide:
Aid Stations:
Swag:
๐Ÿ…Finisher Medal, ๐ŸฅคCollapsible Cup, ๐ŸŽฝ T-Shirt (Reg by Aug 15)
Packet Pickup:

** Boston Qualifier** Kicks off Saturday morning at 8am. Wave starts every 3 minutes. Remember, it's a cupless race.

50 Kilometer
#flat-and-fast, #not-too-long

50 Kilometer

Date:
October 12th @ 7am
Event Guide:
Aid Stations:
Swag:
๐Ÿ…Finisher Medal, ๐ŸฅคCollapsible Cup, ๐ŸŽฝ T-Shirt (Reg by Aug 15)
Packet Pickup:

Kicks off Saturday morning at 7am along with the 50 Milers. Remember, it's a cupless race.

50 Miler
#flat-and-fast, #beautiful-foliage

50 Miler

Date:
October 12th @ 7am
Event Guide:
Aid Stations:
Swag:
๐Ÿ…Finisher Medal, ๐ŸฅคCollapsible Cup, ๐ŸŽฝ T-Shirt (Reg by Aug 15)
Packet Pickup:

Kicks off Saturday morning at 7am. Remember, it's a cupless race.

Frequently Asked Questions

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๐Ÿ‘‰ What are the rules?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Is there race day registration?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Can I transfer my registration to another event?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Can I defer/rollover my registration to next year?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you offer refunds?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Where is packet pickup?
๐Ÿ‘‰ When is race day check-in for each event?
๐Ÿ‘‰ What's the course like?
๐Ÿ‘‰ What will be available at the aid station?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Can I have crew available at the race?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Will there be a drop bag allowed?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Where can we park?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Host Hotel - The Extended Stay
๐Ÿ‘‰ Can you provide more information about race results?
๐Ÿ‘‰ What are the award categories?
๐Ÿ‘‰ What's the weather like for this race?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Do you support any charities?
๐Ÿ‘‰ Are pacers allowed?
๐Ÿ‘‰ What is the minimum age limit to run the races?

What Others Are Saying

This is a great trail run. Whether you choose the half marathon or the full 26.2. I had so much fun and all the food at the aid stations was amazing ~ Bob
BEST RACE DIRECTORS EVER! This race is beyond runner friendly, accommodating & well organized. Communication, ability to work around obstacles out of their control & the overall atmosphere they create are fantastic. ~ Larissa
Wonderful, well-planned and friendly race. It's a beautiful, albeit soggy course. It is the best supported race I've ever done. Ed and all the volunteers go the extra mile to make this so fun. ~ Ally
USATF Sanctioned

About

Runners 4 Wellness, LLC was founded in 2013 and founded by trail runners, Brian Gaines and Ed Kelly with the goal of providing each and every runner with a WOW experience at our event. We put on a race that we would want to run ourselves and pay special attention to all the nitty gritty details so you can just focus on your training for the big race day.

Races

Des Plaines River Trail Races - Half Marathon, Marathon, 50Km, and 50 MilerDPR Trail Half Marathon, Marathon, and 50-Mile Trail Races