Celebrate Earth Day by running through the woods, enjoying nature, and making new friends!
Join MUDD for our 5th annual race at the hidden gems of Veteran Acres and Sternes Woods in Crystal Lake, IL. 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.
50K Race: $70 ($75 after February 13)
15-Miler Race: $55 ($60 after February 13)
5-Miler: $45 ($50 after February 13)
Packet Pick up
Veterans Acres main parking lot (race start)
5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Running Depot
30 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
The course runs through single track, rolling hills that will challenge and help you. The course is set up as a PR trail race. All races will start together. We will start in the ball field and run around the pond to allow runners to spread out before they hit the single track.
The course is 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, Sportsdrink, 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!
1st Overall Male and Female will receive an award (They will be taken out of AG awards).
Age Group Awards
Male and Female
- Under 29
Race shirts made out of 100% recycled material
Sign up by February 25th to be guaranteed a tech race shirt. If you miss this date, we will have Earth Day hats for all runners.
Race shirts are male and female specific, made out of 100% recycled material. The same shirt designer, "Atayne" from 2015 is designing the 2016 shirts. Watch our Facebook page for pictures.