Clinton Lake Ultra
Clinton Lake Ultra 2016 will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016!
Registration opens on Veteran's Day, November 11 at 12:01am.
With proceeds from the 2015 event we donated $500 to Warrior Hike, a program designed to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America's National Scenic Trails.
2015 Results are at Ultra Signup:
The 2015 Central Illinois Trail Ultra Series is in progress.
The Clinton Lake Ultra was the first of the series. Evergereen, Farmdale, and McNotAgain are the remaining races. Kirsten Pieper, Evergreen RD, is the director of the series.
The remaining lower portion of the website will be updated prior to signup. At this time the information was for the 2015 race.
30 Mile Race
Start: 7:30 am
Time limit: 8 hours
Runner limit of 125
New! We've added a wait list. No refunds
Pacers allowed on third loop only
$58 through January 15, 2015
$68 through February 15, 2015
$78 through March 1, 2015
is race morning at 5:45am thru 7:15am at the start/finish.
Awards and Goodies
Each entrant will receive a nice quality race designed hoodie sweatshirt.
Finishers will receive unique awards with the race design.
Top male and female overall winners will receive awards from Salomon. Age groups will be Open, Masters, Grandmasters, and Seniors with awards to male and female winners of each group.
Highlights from 2015:
Joel Lammers WI overall winner 4:15;03
Patricia Schaefer IL overall female winner 5:18:07
Results for years 2007 thru 2015 at Ultra Signup
This course will take you through forest, hills, and meadows, and over small bridges at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Race Directors:
Don Frichtl firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen (Erhardt) Byron email@example.com
Clinton Lake near DeWitt, IL (central Illinois).
From state highway 54 (between Clinton and Farmer City). Turn north onto county road 1650 E (Power Road) go a short distance to county road 900 N (North Fork road) turn left (west) follow road to North Fork Boat Access parking lot, approximately 1 mile. 40°11'18.60"N 88°50'41.98"W Google Map.
see bottom of web page for satellite image of the course
Click for Race Photos: 2015 byDennis Ohnstad https://www.flickr.com/photos/
2015 by Tom Burton https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/
more photos here:
Three loops of 10 mile trail through forest, hills, and meadows at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area. Almost all single-track trail except for small section on road & bridge that connects two sides of the trail
Courseloop around the lake. About 1500 feet of elevation gain per loop. Two full aid stations each loop (start/finish & half-way), but runners should bring a water bottle.
****GO HERE FOR COURSE MAPS --->>> Elevation chart and topography map.
See map below for race course in start/finish area.
Clinton Lake Area Information
Things to do, directions, and more information on Clinton Lake by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Town of Clinton info at www.clintonilchamber.com
Lodging: Sunset Inn and Suites 217-935-4140
Town & Country Motel 217-935-2121
WYE Motel 217-935-3373
Rebecca's Rest Stop 217-935-0098
Average Race Day Weather
Average race day weather:
March 31 Weather (Clinton, IL)
Average High: 57°F
Average Low: 36°F
Record High: 82°F (1907)
Record low: 14°F (1955)
30-mile Open Male 3:42:47 (Logan Martin, 2010)
Female 4:04:25 (Kelsey Jones, 2011)
Masters Male 3:58:58 (Kevin Grabowski 2013)
Female 4:26:24 (Christine Crawford, 2012)
10-mile Open Male Scott Dewitt 1:08:51 (2012)
Female 1:29:40 (Jen Burton, 2011)
Masters Male 1:17:15 (Matt Matthews, 2011)
Female 1:37:58 (Jily Whiting, 2011)