Universal Sole Trail Challenge – October, November & December 2016 Runs!
**October 15, November 12, 2016 & December 10, 2016**
Trail running has always been in our USOLE DNA! We were the first running store in Chicago to bring trail racing to the Chicago running community. We are thrilled to continue this tradition and offer the 2016 edition of the USOLE Trail Challenge in October, November & December! Just in time to start to enjoy the cooler weather in the Cook County Forest Preserves. Our trail courses run through undulating terrain with rocks, roots & some short hills! You don’t need to be a trail veteran to come out and enjoy these great grass roots events! The USOLE Trail Challenge is great for people of all ages and all abilities looking to change up the running routine and get “off” the roads! Finally as is tradition, we will have Will’s World Famous Chili at the finish of both races for you! Join us!
Trail Race Locations:
October 15th, 2016 - The October USOLE Trail Challenge will be an intro race for those folks just getting the feet wet (figure of speech) with trail. This trail run will take place Wolf Road Woods in the Palos Forest Preserve System. This will be an easy 5k (or so) loop. Directions to the race, click HERE!
November 12th, 2016 – The November USOLE Trail Challenge will be held @ Wolf Road Woods in the Palos Forest Preserve System (Same as October)! The course will be just over 4 miles with all sorts of terrain to welcome you.
**Directions to the November race: Coming from the north, take I-55 to Exit 279A, southbound La Grange Road. Drive south for roughly 2 miles and exit south onto Archer Avenue. After 3 miles, turn south onto 95th Street and immediately keep right to enter Wolf Road. Pass Maple Lake to the east and continue south on Wolf to the very end of the road where it will end. You will then turn right into the preserve head down to the end and park (you will see the USOLE Tents). Further directions? Click HERE!**
December 10th, 2016 - The December USOLE Trail Challenge will be held @ Schiller Woods Forest Preserve up near O’Hare airport! This course and race has been a long standing race since the beginning of Universal Sole! The distance for this race will be just over 5 miles!
**Directions to the December race: From I-294 take the Irving Park Road exit east. From I-90, take the Cumberland Avenue exit south to Irving Park. Entrances for Schiller Woods East, West and South, along with the Model Airplane Flying Field are along Irving Park Road. Further directions to the race? Click HERE! **
-Thursday, October 13th from 12pm-8pm
-Friday, October 14th from 12pm-7pm
-Thursday, November 10th from 12pm-8pm
-Friday, November 11th from 12pm-7pm
-Thursday, December 8th from 12pm-8pm
-Friday, December 9th from 12pm-7pm
Post Race Chili & Brews: Once the races are over, brews for everyone! Will Bridge will be out serving up his famous WILL’s Chili (November & December races only get Chili) along with fine post run brews! If the weather permits, it can be nice to hang out in the forest preserve and enjoy nature! This is fall/winter, time to celebrate the trails and getting “off” the roads!
Want To Volunteer? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note: No refunds or exchanges for this event.
THANKS TO OUR GREAT USOLE TRAIL CHALLENGE SPONSORS!