Sun October 28, 2018 Monticello, IL 61856 US Directions


Trail Run

9:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Nature Walk

9:05AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Robert Allerton Park and Retreat Center
515 Old Timber Road
Monticello, IL US 61856


Greetings Runners! 

This is a trail race! Runners may find hidden roots, ruts, sharp turns, and other obstacles. The race course follows the river which has proven quite challenging over the years. We donate proceeds back for trail maintenance or park enhancements. They are quite gracious in support and ask how we would like our donations used. They have used our donation towards a railing at a dangerous spot, trail erosion control, recycle bins, water fountain bottle filling station, a new cafe in the visitor's center, and more. We feel quite lucky and blessed that the park allows us to bring 1,200+ people into it with 600 pounding the trails.

The race ends in the meadow where you may gather with family and friends while the local radio station provides music. Stay for a wonderful post-race brunch and costume contest!  Our post run brunch that is largely supported by the food items brought by YOU, the race participants and our sponsors. We have an awards ceremony with many age group awards and also many prize drawings. Family members and friends of runners are all welcome. We encourage everyone to please bring a brunch dish to share (baked goods, fruit, etc). Tableware will be provided.

Even if you register for either race activity (Nature Walk or Trail Run) for Sunday October 28, you may also still volunteer for Allerton. Responsibilities for volunteer opportunities will vary based on the opportunity you sign up for. The Race Director, volunteer coordinator, a volunteer captain, or team lead will be available to provide direction or guidance as needed. Other experienced volunteers can also provide insights and advice. Further instructions and possibly training as needed or requested will be provided closer to the day of the event. For any questions, please email the Race Director Jim Fair III.

Race Contact Info

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Packet pick-up

Race Bibs, Race Shirts, Monticello Triple Crown Awards can all be picked up on either: 

Saturday October 27, 2018 at Body N Sole in Savoy, IL between noon and 5 pm

Sunday October 28, 2018 (race day) at the visitor's center in Allerton Park between 7 and 8:45 am (NO race day registrations).

Your Part

Pick out a costume to wear
Bring your own water bottle
Supply your own bib pins if you can
Car Pool
Bring a brunch item to share
Wear a costume!
Do not forget...

Have FUN!

Registration Highlights

Online registrations accepted through RacerPal, and payment processing through PayPal. No race day registrations, no refunds. Last day to include orders for either T-Shirts or the Monticello Triple Crown Award is 10/21/2018. Early registration discounts and promotions expire 10/21/2018. In person registration is accepted at Body'N Sole on 10/27/2018 from noon to 5pm with race bib pickup.

$21.75 no shirt or $26.75 with shirt by 10/21/2018.

$28 online registration from 10/22/2018 thru 10/26/2018

$30 in person registration at Body'N Sole from 12pm to 5pm on 10/27/2018 ($32 online)


Volunteer opportunities available through the Second Wind Running Club. If you are not a member of the club but is interested in volunteering, please email

Our Sponsors

Diane Ducey of Stevie Jay Broadcasting, US Country 105.9, ESPN Radio 93.5, Sunny 95.3, Asics, Body N Sole Sports, Athletico, Marvelous Mud, Great Harvest Bread Co, Kirby Medical Center, Champaign County Realty, Appraisals by Trautman, Second Wind Running Club



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