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Way to go runners! 2018 Results are HERE!


As part of your CARA Certified Race requirements please send the following to all of your participants within three days after the race:

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Don't wait until the last minute to register!  Online registration closes July 11th at midnight!  You can register in person at both packet pick locations, Peak Running in Downers Grove on Thursday 2-6pm or Peak Running with a Twist in Burr Ridge Friday 10-6pm~ $50.00.  Race Day Registration will begin at 6:30am~ $60.00 

Trails, Hills, Guts and Chuck's!

10 miles of pure painful bliss!   Saturday, July 14th, first gun goes off at 7:30am. NEW START AND FINISH THIS YEAR.  THE ORIGINAL EXTREME 10 is a 10 mile trail race that begins and ends with a mad dash from the frontage road east of Lemont Road that will funnel racers onto the crushed limestone trail of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.  You will race on a looped path of rolling hills and beautiful scenery.  Big Bertha (no offense intended if your name is Bertha and you are big) is waiting at mile 7.5.  Prepare yourself!  All for a great low, low price of just $49.95!  And if your name is Bertha and you are a plus size beauty, you get free entry for life.  God bless you for running (or trying to run) a difficult 10 mile trail race.

There is plenty of parking in the lot off S Frontage Rd. (940 S Frontage Rd)  The best way to get to the start/finish line and parking lot is to take the Cass Ave exit from Hwy 55, head south to Frontage Rd and go west. Two miles down Frontage Rd you will be greeted by the Xtreme Parking Boss!  He will direct you to the parking lot.

Enjoy a well earned breakfast provided by the one and only Chuck's BBQ! Yes, he does breakfast as well as he does BBQ! Run hard and finish HUNGRY!

UCan Hydrate will be on course.  Water and UCan will be at mile 2.6, mile 5 at the Bluff Rd trail crossing, and at  mile 7.5 at the model airplane field.  You will be energized by the power of UCan and our AWESOME water station volunteers, Orangethoery Crew at mile 2.6, Lululemon Crew at mile 5 and INTENT Crew at mile 7.5!  SHRED415 will meet you at the finish line and don you with a well earned finishers medal!

Super cool tech tanks, finishers medals, a great course and spectacular weather will be provided race day!  John and his contacts have promised!

Proceeds from this one of a kind trail race will support a one of a kind charity, Big Rig Books!  John Gervase, in his spare time, while driving his Big Rig visits underserved schools delivering free books to school age children in underserved areas of Chicago.  He touches children's lives everyday!

Big Rig Books

Race Date 
July 14, 2018

 Gun goes off at 7:30am


Race Morning 6:30-7:10am

In Person Race Registration will be available at both packet pick locations during packet pick up times.  Race Day Registration will begin at 6:30am race morning.  $60 race day, cash or check

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