The Universal Sole Valentine's Trail Challenge - 3.1 Miles
February 6th & 7th, 2021 @ 9am (Feb 6) & 10am (Feb 7)
**DUE TO LOCAL & STATE COVID-19 PARTICIPANT RESTRICTIONS, WE HAVE REACHED OUR RUNNER LIMIT FOR THE FEBRUARY 6TH TRAIL CHALLENGE. WE HAVE OPENED UP A SECOND DAY, FEBRUARY 7TH TO ACCOMMODATE OUR TRAIL RUNNERS THAT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ANNUAL USOLE VALENTINE'S TRAIL CHALLENGE. SEE REGISTRATION LINK BELOW.**
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!
WEATHER ALERT! DUE TO SNOWY CONDITIONS, SOME SECTIONS OF THIS COURSE ARE SNOW AND ICE COVERED! WE RECOMMEND ALL RUNNERS WEAR CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK SPIKES OR A PAIR OF YAKTRAX (SEE PIC) TO HELP THEM NAVIGATE AND GAIN TRACTION ON THE SNOW/ICE SECTIONS. YAKTRAX CAN BE WORN ON ANY RUNNING SHOE! THESE CAN BE PICKED UP AT HEART BREAK HILL RUNNING COMPANY DURING PACKET PICKUP OR AT ANY RUN SPECIALTY OR OUTDOOR RETAILER (MOOSEJAW, UNCLE DANS, REI, ETC).
Trail Race Location:
We will be headed back to the Far Northside of Chicago and Schiller Woods! This is the original USOLE Trail Challenge course and location (over 20 years at Schiller woods)! This is a great location very close to the city, but has the great trails and scenery of the woods and the Des Plaines River Trail all in beautiful Schiller Woods.
Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Registration:
*We will be having a packet pickup with our retail partner:
February 4th & 5th - Heart Break Hill Running Company - 1pm - 7pm
*Packet pick-up will also be available on race morning (Feb 6 & 7) starting @ 8:00am from the USOLE Tents.
Post Race - Will's Famous Chili, Craft Brews & Fun!
Once the races are over, Will's Famous Chili and Odell Brewing craft brews along with Athletic Brewing non-alcoholic brews for everyone! 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, Odell Brewing & Athletic Brewing Craft Beer! 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)! A great post race treat after hitting the trails! Will's Famous Chili along with some ice cold craft brews are not to be missed!
Volunteer Information: Please email Universal Sole (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know if you would like to take part by volunteering.
Strollers & Dogs: Strollers and leashed dogs are allowed, we ask that you start in the last start time corral.
*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)!
Schiller Woods West Forest Preserve (Grove 3)
8400 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
*There will be plenty of parking in the Forest Preserve Parking Lots!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 USOLE TRAIL CHALLENGE SERIES SPONSORS