Clinton Lake Ultra

Clinton Lake Ultra 2016 is history! 

A beautiful spring day and a dry trail were great conditions for Justin Stewart to set a new course record of 3:33:37!  Here's a link to Justin's race recap:


Patricia Schaefer was first female with a time of 4:43.12.  Many runners bettered their times of past years. it was a fun day!

2016 results:

Visit our Clinton Lake Ultra Facebook page for race comments.  Here's a link to this year's photos taken by Roger Smith.


Two 2016 Trail Series!

The Clinton Lake Ultra is participating in the 50k Mashup, a midwest multi state event! Check out their website.

Clinton Lake Ultra remains in the Central Illinois Ultra Series.  The events are Clinton Lake Ultra (with Paleozoic 50K as an alternate if you missed the Clinton signup), Evergreen Lake Ultras, Farmdale, and McNotAgain.!about1/cpxz



30 Mile Race


Start: 7:30 am

Time limit: 8 hours

Runner limit of 125

We've added a wait list.  No refunds

Pacers allowed on third loop only 

Parking is at North Fork Boat Access Parking Area (north Fork Road) 
Carpooling is encouraged to help with available parking.


$65 through January 14, 2016

$75 through February 14, 2016

$85 through March 1, 2016




Packet Pick-up

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.  Age groups will be Open, Masters, Grandmasters, and Seniors with awards to male and female winners of each group.  


Highlights from 2016:

Justin Stewart  IL overall male winner  3:33:37

Patricia Schaefer  IL  overall female winner  4:43:12



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

Ellen (Erhardt) Byron 


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

2016 by Roger Smith

2015 byDennis Ohnstad

2015 by Tom Burton

2014 Race:       2013 Race   2012 Race  Week before the 2012 Race  2011 Race   2010 Races

more photos here:

Course:  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.  There are 1355 feet of elevation gain per loop.  Two full aid stations each loop (start/finish & half-way), but runners should bring a water bottle. We would like to limit the use of paper cups to a minimum.  

****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

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)

Course Records

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)



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