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Run with the Foxes Trail Run and Backpack - Morgan Monroe State Forest

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; 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.


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  • Parag

    Great trip! Fantastic food! Awesome people! Thanks.

    May 21, 2013

  • Brian

    Great trip and thanks to Sonja and Marco for organizing

    May 20, 2013

  • Sonja

    Marco just sent a second call for car pool info. And I sent an email regarding the group meal on Sat. Please let us know if you haven't received the emails.

    May 13, 2013

  • Gene B.

    Sonja and Marco-

    I got onto the Isle Royale trip from the waiting list last week. I can't do both hikes. Sorry, I didn't decide last week -- I dallied with the idea of continuing with Run with the Foxes.

    May 9, 2013

  • Daniel

    Hi Marco, I'm not running. Can I still join the hike?

    May 8, 2013

  • Gene B.

    Spring will have arrived!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Ryan M

    Wish I could make it this time!!!! :(

    1 · March 27, 2013

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