Come join us for the fourth bi-annual trail running/backpacking trip. The "Run with Foxes" event has four distance options: 5K, 10K, 10 Miles and half marathon. Click here for more details and a link to online registration
Friday: leave Chicago in the afternoon/evening and car camp that night. Morgan Monore State Forest is about 3.5 - 4 hours drive from Chicago. Campsite information will be sent to the participants
Saturday(5/18): race starts at 9:00 Eastern Time. You can choose whatever race suits your level.
We will regroup after everyone finishes running and enjoy a BBQ before backpacking.
We will start backpacking around 1-2 PM. We will hike 4-6 miles to a backcountry site. There is a stream a short hike from the site, we'll plan our route direction based on weather and water needs.
Sunday: hike 4-6 miles out, enjoy a group restaurant meal and head back to Chicago.
Who can attend:
You MUST complete a boot-camp with our group or have extensive backpacking experience before signing up for this trip. We expect that you have some running experience. The trail is very hilly; so count on running slower or a shorter distance than what you usually do.
Race sign up fee is $20 (without race shirt - add $14 for shirt). Please sign up for the race yourself (see the link above) before the race. Proceeds benefit the HHC's KT extension & other trail repair efforts.
Costs: $5 non-refundable meetup fee paid when R.S.V.P.ing; camp site fee (usually a couple dollars); gas money - split with your car pool.
State Park info:
Note to non-runners: The trip usually fills up with runners. However, if you're a non-runner and interested in joining us, please let us know in the comments (Do NOT sign up for the trip.) If there is still space, we may open the trip to non-runners in early May.