REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Countryside 10k Click here to Register
10k Road Race
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Location: Witt Park, 306 Witt Park Road, Sidney, IL
The race start/finish is at Witt Park in Sidney, just a few miles from Champaign/Urbana. The course is on country roads and is the same as last year. From Urbana take Hwy 130 south to county road 1000N/County Hwy 15 and turn left. Take this road 4.5 miles to Sidney. After you pass the Sidney Dairy Barn, turn left onto Witt Park Rd. The park entrance will be on your right.
The course starts and finishes at Witt Park. Once runners leave the park they will be on country roads. There will be volunteers at intersections and signs. There will be a course sweeper to ensure everyone is accounted for. Each runner is encouraged to run on the left side of the road and must be aware of cars. There may be loose gravel or potholes. Please use caution. It will possibly be windy!
Registration fee is $25 on RunSignUp.com, and no processing fee. There is a $2 discount for Second Wind members, use the coupon code "secondwind". There is no mail-in registration. Online registration closes Thursday, May 30.
Race Day Registration
Takes place from 6:30 to 7:10 a.m., Saturday, June 1, at the shelter in the back of the park.
2019 swag is yet to be determined. This year we are doing something different. Instead of a shirt the swag will be a pint glass with the race logo AND a free beer or soft drink at the post-race party at Riggs Beer Company. The post-race party will take place on race day from noon- 2 pm. You will receive a voucher at packet pickup that you can turn in at Riggs for a beer or soft drink during the post race party.
Post-race party @ Riggs Beer Company
Go home, clean up, and join us at noon for a celebration at Riggs Beer Company. Details to follow.
A successful race needs more than runners - to volunteer click below. Volunteers will get a Sidney Dairy Barn ice cream sanwich after the race.
Packet pick-up will be at Body n’ Sole (1317 N Dunlap St, Savoy) on May 31 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Parking will be available in the park. Limited parking is available in the front but plenty of parking is available in the back past the shelter.
Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners, and to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. No awards will be mailed.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their support:
Sidney Dairy Barn http://www.sidneydairybarn.com/
Body n' Sole http://www.bodynsolesports.com/
Riggs Beer Company http://www.riggsbeer.com/
Chicago Recovery Room https://www.chicagorecoveryroom.com
Sholem Aquatic Center https://champaignparks.com/facility/sholem-aquatic-center/
Contact Race Director Marc Mills at email@example.com
There will be no refunds. Dogs not allowed in the race.
Sidney Dairy Barn opening day - TBD, Join us for a Countryside 10k course preview, then celebrate with some ice cream at the Sidney Dairy Barn on their opening day. Details to follow.
Meet at Witt Park for a preview of the Countryside 10k course. Run a portion of the course, or run the whole thing. Afterwards we'll go to the Sidney Dairy Barn for some ice cream. Are you racing that morning? No problem, just come "ice cream" with us!
Link to event on Facebook: to be updated
Thursdays @ 6:30 pm - May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Join us for a series of fun runs leading up to the Countryside 10k. This will be a 4 mile run through Stone Creek starting and finishing at Riggs Beer Company. Afterwards you are welcomed to stay for a drink and some food. Invite friends and family to join us or just to hang out with us afterwards.
Click here to see the Riggs Run route
Link to event on Facebook: to be updated
We have a Countryside 10k club on Strava. Click here to join.
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