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  2017 Season
Grand Slam 2017 >>
Siberian Express >>
Fat Ass Runs >>
Annual Banquet >>
Mountain Goat >>
Memorial Day 5K >>
Summer Fun Runs >>
Lake Mingo >>
Clear Pond & Picnic >>
Howl at the Moon >>
Kennekuk Hash! >>
Cross Country >>
Wild Wild Wilderness >>
BackPack Trail >>

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  Here you'll find an index of our upcoming events, including information on how to register.

If you'd like to sponsor one of our events, many of which have hundreds of participants, please contact the race director or e-mail us at  Or consider placing a business-card sized ad in our newsletter and reach the entire membership of more 1,000 for only $50/year.

2017 Season

Grand Slam 2017

A special award will be given to all individuals who complete the following four events in 2017: Siberian Express, Mountain Goat, Lake Mingo Trail Run, and Wild Wild Wilderness. The awards will be presented at the Wild Wild Wilderness 2017.

Siberian Express Trail Run
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11am CST
Kickapoo State Park on the Wilderness Trail
Race Director: Scott Hendren

The number one winter race in the Midwest. Enjoy 7.45 challenging miles of beauty and adventure (same course as Wild Wild Wilderness) then party afterwards Kennekuk-style at Sarge's Tap with food, drink, music, and prizes. Grand Slam Event #1 of the 2017 season.

For details, see the event flyer, or register online at

13th Annual Fat Ass Runs - KRR Members Only
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Fat Asses 8:00am, Other Asses 9:00am
Kennekuk Cove County Park at The Hideaway House

Pick your Ass!: Fat Ass 28.4 miles Ultra; Large Ass 21.3 miles; Average Ass 14.2 miles; Small Ass 7.1 miles; or No Ass At All - you just join us for the fun!

And did you know it's FREE?!  Time to join KRR for all the fun we have, huh?

For details, please see the flier.

38th Anniversary Annual Banquet - KRR Members Only
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wolf Creek Country Club in Danville (flyer to come soon)

Mountain Goat Hill Runs
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11am
Kickapoo State Recreation Area
e-mail questions to

The most challenging 2.2 mile walk or 4.4 mile run or 8.8 mile run in the Midwest. Grand Slam Event #2 of the 2017 season. Post-race party at Turtle Run in Danville with food, drinks, music and prizes.

Memorial Day 5K
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9am
On the campus of the Veteran's Administration Illiana Healthcare System at 1900 East Main Street, Danville, IL
Race Director: Dave King

A flat, 5K course on the roads and paved trails of the wooded campus of the local VA Hospital.

Summer Fun Runs/Walks
Dates: Wednesdays at 6:15 pm - June through August.
Kickapoo State Recreation Area Cross Country Course
Meet at the Meadow Shelter near Clear Pond
Host: Missy Holst

Weekly 1 mile, 2 mile, and 3 mile run/walks. Entry is free with ribbons or medals to all finisher - and every night is a cookout night!

19th Annual Lake Mingo Trail Race
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9am
Kennekuk Cove County Park
Age Group & Weight Divisions
Race Director: Greg Brant,

7.1 Miles of challenging trails circling Lake Mingo.  Grand Slam Event #3 of the 2017 season.

Five Hours for Dogs & Cats - KRR Members Only
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9am
In memory of KRR members Steve Hargrave & John Deltuva
For the benefit of Champaign & Vermilion County Humane Societies
At Meadow Shelter in Kickapoo State Park

Officially a five hour running/walking event, start and stop anytime you'd like between 9am and 2pm.

Of course we'll have the usual Kennekuk party - firing up the grill at at 1:30 with hot dogs, brats, polish sausage & veggie dogs - and beer from Orange & Blue. Great prizes too!

The 25th Annual Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Run/Walk
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Kennekuk Cove County Park at 7:30am
Race Director: Marc Reddy
Sponsor: Lee's Famous Recipe

The largest timed ultra in the United States, The Howl at the Moon is held at Kennekuk Cove County Park on a 3.29 mile loop with excellent support from Kennekuk's outstanding volunteers.  Do as little or as much as you can.  A perfect event for your first Ultra.  Post-race party with food, drink, prizes & music.

There is no transfer of participants - there is no waiting list either. Limit of 350 participants. So, sign up early!

Packet pick up starts on Friday, Aug 12th from 6:15pm - 7:30pm and Saturday morning from 6:15am to 6:45am - all Illinois time.

Camping is available on a first come first serve basis starting Thursday, August 10th

Kennekuk Hash! - KRR Members Only
Date and time: August 26, 2017 at 10am
Location: Kenekuk Cove Park - Red Barn

If you've never Hashed, well... then you've never really had FUN running! Join us for a day of interesting out and back hilarity.

Cross Country
Sundays at 4pm, dates and locations to be determined!
Event Coordinator: John Linville 217.446.0037 or

Run or walk 1, 2, or 3 miles.

We'll have ribbons for finishers, and trophies/awards at the last event when we'll have a cookout "Kennekuk Style" with Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken.

Wild Wild Wilderness Trail Run
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10am
Kickapoo State Recreation Area
7.45 mile trail run
Age Group & Weight Divisions
Race Director: Tom Peterwas can be reached at

Stay for the post-race party with food, drink, music and prizes.  Final Grand Slam event.  Grand Slam awards presented at the post-race party.

Backpack Trail - KRR Members Only
Date: November 25, 2017 at 9am (11 milers) or 10am (4 milers) at Forest Glen County Preserve
Start/Finish is at the Gannett Education Center, which is heated and has a full kitchen!

The most challenging course in the local area - and you get to choose your distance of either 4 or 11 miles. Party during and immediately after the run at the Gannett Education Center.


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