The USOLE November Trail Challenge
*The Ryan & Katie Flynn 8 Mile (2 loops - New Course)*
**We will offer an option to run one loop with a 4 mile distance (1-loop)**
November 2Oth, 2021 @ 9AM
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. These trail races are great courses for folks wanting to get off the roads and enjoy some of our beautiful trails, but not have to be an expert trail runner to get to the finish. Our trail races are very laid back and great fun for the entire family, making it fun & easy for all! 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!
Trail Race Location:
We will be headed back to Wolf Road Woods, part of the Palos Trail System to tackle our legendary USOLE 4 mile course (will do this loop twice)! We will offer folks to compete in the ONE loop distance, 4 mile as well, but we will only have overall awards (female and male top finisher) and no age group awards. This course will have a great mix of double & single track along with undulating terrain in the beautiful Wolf Road Woods! It may have a small hill or two to climb as well, but fun will always be had! USOLE Trail Challenge races are a great way to see the trails, get your long run and enjoy camaraderie with your trail running friends!
Packet Pick-up & Race Day Registration:
*Packet Pick Up will be on-site/race morning @ Wolf Road Woods starting @ 7:45am at the USOLE Tents/Tables.
*We will have race morning registration for folks that want to run. We highly recommend signing up ONLINE with your phone or computer prior to heading to the USOLE tables as internet in the woods can be spotty with our computers (and the cold weather slows them down as well).
Post Race - Will's Famous Chili, Craft Brews & Fun!
Once the races are over, Will's Famous Chili and Solemn Oath craft brews along with Athletic Brewing non-alcoholic brews for everyone! City Water Hard Seltzer will also be a part of the post run festivities as well! We will have some other goodies for folks as well to enjoy, but let's run, have some fun and enjoy some of Will's Chili, Craft Brews, Hard Seltzer...and Water! We are always in for a treat when Will crafts his family three meat chili for all to enjoy (and a fantastic vegetarian chili as well)!
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COVID-19 Updated Rules & Regulations:
The Ryan & Katie Flynn Memorial Trail Challenge Series
As we prepare for the upcoming USOLE Trail Challenge Series Trail Races (October, November, December 2021), we are honored to dedicate the entire series in memory of our dear running friends, Ryan & Katie Flynn! Both were very active runners in the USOLE and Chicago running communities and we will miss them dearly! They always loved the trails and we always enjoyed having them being a part of our grass roots trail races! A portion of the Trail Challenge Series Proceeds will go to Ryan's Charity, Anixter Center and Katie's Charity Girls on the Run-Chicago! We hope everyone can make it out to our trail races, enjoy nature in the fall (a fantastic time to be on the trails) and keep Ryan and Katie in your thoughts.
Strollers & Dogs: Strollers and leashed dogs are allowed, we ask that you start in the last start time corral.
Volunteer Information: Please email Universal Sole (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know if you would like to take part by volunteering.
*Please note: There are no refunds or exchanges for this event. Discount codes can't be used on race day/night registration (best is to sign up pre-event on-line here)!
Wolf Road Woods (Forest Preserves - Palos Division)
9600 Wolf Rd
Willow Springs, IL 60480
DIRECTIONS TO WOLF ROAD WOODS
*There will be plenty of parking in the Forest Preserve Parking Lots!
THANKS TO OUR 2021 USOLE TRAIL CHALLENGE SPONSORS