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Arctic Frog Endurance Trail Race

  • 5 days ago · 8:00 AM

Hello BFRC Runners,

Come and join me and check out some dirt trails, I am signed up for the 25k, we have 4 hours to finish. 

Hope you can make it, if so lets car pool



Arctic Frog Endurance Run

16400 Buckley Rd

Libertyville IL • 50K, 25K






Registration closes: Sun, Nov 27 @ 11:59PM

Course Description

“Arctic Frog” Endurance Run is a beginner’s Ultra marathon. This scenic course features a trilogy of pavement, wooded and crushed limestone trails that runs North and South of Des Plaines River (DPR) and Northwest Casey Trails. Make NO mistake- it will NOT be a “gimme” with a few challenges in stow (rolling hills) but fair! What's more, if lucky-this northern Chicago suburbia turns into a "Winter Wonderland" come December each year making it a unique running experience for anyone that haven’t tried running in the cold winter months!Nearby Hotels from the Race

1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago-Libertyville | Book online or call:[masked] 
77 West Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL 60048 
Distance | 0.3 miles 

2. Days Inn Libertyville | Book online or call:[masked]
1809 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048
Distance | 0.5 miles

3. Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Libertyville | Book online or call:[masked]
2061 Shell Drive, Libertyville, IL
Distance | 2.7 milesPacket Pick-up

* Race day packet pick-up is allowed for out-of-state and participants from other country. For special circumstance other than what's mentioned here, simply send as a detailed e-mail about your particular situation and we will make a determination: Go or No-Go.

* Driver's license-photo ID required picking-up for yourself or another runner.

* When you pick up your packet, PLEASE check your Bib for accuracy. Be sure your Name, Sex, Age Group, and Emergency Contact Numbers are CORRECT..

SATURDAY, November 26, 2016 | 10-6 PM
Amphibian Multisport
130 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048

SUNDAY, November 27, 2016 | 6-9 PM
Chilis Grill & Bar
890 S Waukegan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085Start Times

50k: 8:00 AM | 25k: 8:00 AM

Race Start | Parking | Important Notes

a. The race start is at Independence Grove, 16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL, 60048. When you first come into Independence Grove, you will need to stop at the shack there. Just mention that you are running the race and you will NOT be required to pay the $5 non-resident fee if live outside Lake County.
b. The start will be near the Visitor's Center. Please park by lots B or C.

c. Pacer: No.

d. Pets: NO DOGS or pets on race weekend (runners, crew or pacers).

e. Driver's license-photo ID required race morning check-in. 

Cut-off Times

We are limited to daylight hours. Race cut off is 8 hours (4 PM). For 50k runners: you MUST start your second loop no later than 12:00 PM in order to make the 4 PM cutoff. Runners NOT making the 12:00 AM cutoff will be dropped to the 25k.

All 25k runners have 4 hours to finish your race.Aid Stations

There will be 3 fully stocked aid stations, and 1 unmanned station, which will provide water and sports drink only. Main aid stations will have a variety of snacks, cookies, bacon, including bananas, oranges, pickles, pretzels, chips, Jelly Beans, M&M’s, Gummy Bears, trail mix, Cup-O-Noodles, chicken broth, coffee and hot cocoa.50k Mile Markers & Locations

AS No. & Name | Location | Mile
1-Croakin' Tawd's Corner (Start/Finish) | Mile 0, Mile 15.5, Mile 31
2-Hownee Frog's Corner (Mid-DPR Trails) | Mile 1.75, Mile 6, Mile 12.3, 17.25, 21.5, 27.8
3-Tadpole’s Turn (South-DPR Trails) | Mile 3.9, 19.4 | Bib Check-in Required *
4-Kermit's Corner (West Casey Trails by Route 45) | Mile 9.15, 24.65
5-Bull Frog's Turn (North-DPR Trails) | Bib Check-in Required *25k Mile Markers & Locations

AS No. & Name | Location | Mile
1-Croakin' Tawd's Corner (Start/Finish) | Mile 0, Mile 15.5
2-Hownee Frog's Corner (Mid-DPR Trails) | Mile 1.75, Mile 6, Mile 12.3
3-Tadpole’s Turn (South-DPR Trails) | Mile 3.9 | Bib Check-in Required *
4-Kermit's Corner (West Casey Trails by Route 45) | Mile 9.15
5-Bull Frog's Turn (North-DPR Trails) | Bib Check-in Required *Course Map & Layout

See our website


Flush toilets are located near the start/finish at both the visitor center and at the beach house. There is another set of restrooms at the North Bay pavilion, which is close to mile marker 1.5. There is a port-o-potty at the route 45 turnaround.

Drop Bags

There will be a tarp at the start/finish for drop bags. We will not be transporting any drop bags to any locations on the course. 


Notify the Registration Table by AS No. 1. Please DON'T JUST LEAVE THE RACE WITHOUT TELLING US!

What To Wear

AS Tents will have Heaters but come ready for COLD weather and running in the snow regardless of the weather forecast. Bring EXTRA clothes, socks and another pair of running shoes. This is Chicago after all … The weather does turn for the worst rather quickly! 

10 Day Race Area Weather Forecast

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Refund, Transfer and Deferral Policy

FrogHops Sports recently adapted a STRICT no refunds policy. Transfers MUST be 45 days before race day. No exceptions! We will allow deferrals but only credit you 50% of your registration fee for the following year. We will not require you any reason as to your decision to defer. You have one year to use or lose it. 

For Any Other Questions Contact

Rey Letada, Owner & Managing Director of Operations
E-mail: [masked]

Susan and Brian Smock , Race Director(s)
E-mail: [masked]

We look forward to seeing everyone on December 3!

-Rey, Susan and Brian

Local time: 8:02 AM

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