Race Info

2018 Race Registration is available on UltraSignup.com here

Welcome to the 2018 Potawatomi Trail Runs at lovely John T. McNaughton Park in Pekin, IL. This is a family friendly event where camping and cheering along the finishing line is encouraged.
Distances being offered this year are: 200 miler, 150 miler, 100 miler, 50 miler, 30 miler and 10 “check out the course” miler.
The course is a 10 mile loop consisting mostly of single track dirt, some prairies, several creek crossings, and endless rolling hills. Elevation gain per 10 mile loop is 1600 feet. Mother Nature controls the creeks; your feet may stay dry but probably not.
We will keep you well fed and hydrated along your journey with aid stations at mile 2, 5.5, and the start/finish. Awesome hot and cold food provided all weekend. If you want something specific, bring it and we can store it.



**headlamp required for all races**
The 200 miler starts at 4 PM, Thursday April 5th.
The 150 miler starts at noon on Friday, April 6th.
The 100&50 miler starts at 6 AM on Saturday the 7th
The 30 miler is a night run Saturday the 7th at 8PM
The 10 miler is Friday, the 6th at 10PM.
All participants will receive a shirt, other swag, and sweet jackets for the 150 &200 mile runners. Buckles for 200,150,100 & 50 milers. Race awards for all other runners.
Cutoff times are very generous. Be done by 4PM Sunday…..that’s it!

PASTA DINNER will be Friday night at 8PM.
Camping is available at no charge starting at noon Thursday.
Porta potties on-site.
Final Note:
I would like to give a special thanks to the former RDs of this fantastic race, Eric & Rich Skocaj & Ryan Scoles. I have been handed an awesome race, supported by awesome people. As a first year RD I hope to carry on the many traditions of years past…..so come RUN!


Legal stuff

You must sign a waiver, trail running can be dangerous. No guns, fireworks, swimming, alcohol or anything else the Park District doesn’t allow. Be aware that these are public trails, you may encounter other hikers, horses, frisbee golfers, weirdo’s, ect..
**No refunds, transfers, exchanges or deferments. I have a significant amount of time and resources invested already so come RUN! If you can’t run come cheer on runners from an aid station


This race will be ran in all conditions. It has been ran in high heat, snow, rain, soul sucking mud, and much worse. If we have to cancel due to weather, you have more important things to worry about like tornadoes or earthquakes. No weather refunds.
Mike Kelsey
Race Director