Earth Day

50k / 15-mile / 5-mile Race

APRIL 20, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day by running through the woods, enjoying nature, and making new friends!


Join Ornery Mule Racing for our 7th annual race at the hidden gems of Veteran Acres and Sternes Woods in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The beautiful course features winding single track, rolling hills, blossoming spring flowers, open prairie, and pine forest
Earth Day trail races make a perfect goal race or last long run before Ice Age 50-mile & 50k.


Race Start: 8 AM

Veterans Acres Main parking lot
431 N. Walkup
Crystal Lake, IL 60014. 




Packet Pick up

6:30 AM

Veterans Acres main parking lot (race start)

5:00 - 8:00 PM

The Running Depot
30 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Race Description

The course runs through single track, rolling hills that will challenge and help you.  All races will start together. 

The course is a just over a 5 mile loop. There is one major aid station at the start/finish line. We will have homemade goodies as well as typical ultra food: cookies, PB & J, Tailwind, soda, chips, pretzels.

  • We are working towards making this race "landfill free" so please bring your own water bottle.

  • 8 hours to complete the race!

  • No pacers, human or dogs.

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1st. 2nd, and 3rd Overall Male and Female will receive an award (They will be taken out of AG awards).

Age Group Awards
Male and Female

  • Under 29

  • 30-39

  • 40-49

  • 50-59

  • 60+




Race shirts - for the 1st 300 to sign up. Sign up early to be guaranteed your size

Handmade awards for all runners

 Watch our Facebook page for pictures.