Clinton Lake Ultra
Clinton Lake Ultra March 25, 2017 7:30am
Race registration will open on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2016 at 6am. Over the last three years our event with race proceeds made donations to the Red Cross (midwest tornado relief), two donations to Warrior Hike (a combat veteran's program) and a donation to Kickapoo Rail Trail (a new bike trail connecting Urbana with Danville). Our plan is to again donate to a worthy cause in 2017. Many hours of donated time and labor from our volunteers keep the Clinton Trail open to use throughout the year. Visit our Clinton Lake Ultra Facebook page for updates and discussions.
Two 2017 Trail Series!
The Clinton Lake Ultra is participating in the 50k Mashup, a midwest multi state event! Check out their website.
Clinton Lake Ultra will also be participating in a local series, the Central Illinois Ultra Series.
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
$65 through January 14, 2017
$75 through February 14, 2017
$85 through March 1, 2017
is race morning at 5:45am thru 7:15am at the start/finish.
Awards and Goodies
Very nice gender-specific technical half-zip shirt with 2017 race design!
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.
Justin Stewart IL overall male winner 3:33:37 http://justinstewart1.
Patricia Schaefer IL overall female winner 4:43:12
With race proceeds the 2016 event donated $500 to Warrior Hike (a combat veteran's program) and $400 to Kickapoo Rail Trail (construction of a local bile trail).
Results for years 2007 thru 2016 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
2016 by Roger Smith https://goo.gl/photos/
2015 byDennis Ohnstad https://www.flickr.com/photos/
2015 by Tom Burton https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/
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 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)