FROM THE RACE DIRECTOR:
24 NOV 13 Three GREAT developments to report: 1) The Friday night 5K is growing into something not to be missed. Imagine one of those "color run" events you hear about, only you don't have to clean colored corn starch stuff out of your car for the next several months. More details to follow, although much of the 5K will be kind of held as a surprise. Saturday participants get a discount on the 5K, and to celebrate our volunteers, they run it free!! 2) Kirby Medical Center has confirmed their participation for 2014! Comprehensive emergency medical services and support, and a hefty donation to the cause! We are so grateful for the boost they provide! 3) The Course B map (ready just in case the river floods) is now available on the "The Races" tab. It would incorporate the Audubon Trail, which circles a pretty little pond, has some sharp turns, and will wake up your quads a little!
12 NOV 13 THE 2014 COURSE MAP IS HERE! Go to the "The Races" tab to download it on PDF. The 10K course and the first 7 miles of the Half Marathon are set in stone, but we'll also be releasing a "Course B" map depicting the version used for the last 6 half marathon miles if the Sangamon River doesn't cooperate. Course B uses some out-and-back in the later miles, but lives on the same upper trails as Course A. In both versions, half marathoners can run alongside 10Kers until they split right at the 10K finish, making the FuDog Garden a great spectator zone. Also this year, regardless of the Sangamon's reach, we'll be entirely off-road except for the short stretch needed to start our field, to cross the river, and for a short connection from Sun Singer to Centaur!
25 OCT 13 The 26th Annual Allerton Park Trail Run gets underway Sunday morning at 9AM. 59 people qualified for the Monticello Triple Crown by running our race in April, the Kirby Derby in May, and the trail run on Sunday. Each of them will be taking home their free and very cool track jacket (men) or pullover (women), generously sponsored by Kelly's Accounting Service of Monticello. Check out our Facebook page to see the free garments for 2013!! And YES, we'll be doing something similar in 2014. Kelly has already said she's in! So, remember "4,5,10,26" and SAVE THE DATES for 2014: 4/5 ATHM, 5/10 Kirby Derby, 10/26 APTR. Congratulations to the 59 Triple Crown honorees of 2013, and thanks for your support!
11 OCT 13 ATHM is proud to be part of the Monticello Triple Crown, generously sponsored by Kelly's Accounting Service of Monticello. Check out our Facebook page to see a sample of the FREE track jacket that Triple Crown participants are earning for 2013!! The final race in the Triple Crown is October 27, the Allerton Park Trail Run, a fantastic 5.7-mile dash through the woods, put on by C-U's Second Wind Running Club.
29 SEP 13 Welcome to our fairly new web site! Check in here often for race news and updates. We encourage you to plan (and train) ahead to Welcome Spring 2014 to Allerton! There is no better way to celebrate the return of warmth, leaves, and new life at Allerton Park than to join hundreds of fellow trails enthusiasts on a physical and musical adventure, all while raising funds for Make-A-Wish Illinois! Get to know us on Facebook, and register now! And feel free to send us questions or comments at any time by email or facebook messaging.