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Hobo Trail Races Sept. 8, 9, 10

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50 K, 25 K, 10 K
Rock Cut State Park
Loves Park, Illinois
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Rockford Road Runners
14th Annual Rock Cut Hobo Rendezvous
All races are run on the scenic trails in Rock Cut State Park. Choose to do a single events or pick the challanging Triple Crown all three races 85k or the Triple Crown "Lite" 60k with the 10k on Friday evening then a 25k Sat. & Sun. Friday Nite's 10k is an evening trail race. Bring running lights, headlamps, flashlights, etc. Trail will be marked with signage, glow sticks.and reflective markers. This is a trail race in the dark the park closes at 10:00pm all runners must be finished by 9:30 in order to leave park before closing.

10k will start near the Lone Rock Cafe near boat launch, Friday Sept. 8, - 7:00pm start - Runners must be finished by 9:30 in order to be out of the park by 10:00 - gates are locked.

25k will start and finish at the West Lake Picnic area, Saturday Sept. 9, - 8:00am start - Course is supported for 5 hours on Saturday. Doing your first 25k? The couse on Sunday is supported for 8 hours.

50k & 25k will start and finish at the Red Oak Picnic area, Sunday Sept. 10, - 8:00am start - Course is supported for 8 hours.

Triple Crown Award for those who run all three races "85k" each will receive a Hobo Railroad Spike Award. Triple Crown finishers will also receive special hoodie sweatshirt.

Triple Crown "Lite" Award for those who run all three races "60k" - will receive a Hobo Railroad Spike Award. Triple Crown "Lite" finishers will receive a special lite weight sweatshirt.

Questions call: Carol Wilson -815-670-4239 or Email:

Registration Day of Race & Packet Pickups:
Sept. 8 - 10k - 5:00-6:30pm - Rock Cut State Park - Lone Rock Cafe
Sept. 9- 25k - 6:30-7:30am - Rock Cut State Park - West Lake picnic area
Sept. 10 - 50k & 25k - 6:30-7:30am - Rock Cut State Park - Red Oak picnic area .
Note: 25k course will be supported for 5 hours on Saturday (approximate 19+/minute per mile pace), 50k/25k on course on Sunday will be supported for 8 hours (50k = 15+/minute per mile - 25k=30+/minute per mile pace.)
NOTE: NO Swag Option - The no swag options means you will NOT receive a short or long sleeve shirt, hoodie or other offered swag items for any race(s). This option is offered as a number of runners have asked for this option. You will be eligible for race awards.

Awards: 10k/25k/50k: Hobo Railroad Spikes to Overall Male/Female and Top 3 each age group 0-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ (Note 25k/50k age groups begin with 0-19) All FINISHERS of the Triple Crown will receive a special 3 spike award

Day of Registration Available for all Races - Note No Discounts Day of Race,

Shirts Guaranteed only to runners registered by 8/30/2017.

For more information visit the Rockford Road Runners Hobo Runs webpage

Event Start Location
Sept. 9 - 10k Starts at Rock Cut State Park Lone Rock Cafe
Sept. 10 & 11 starts at Red Oak Picnic area Rock Cut State Park

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