My next race is only a few days away, the Des Plaines River Trail Races on Saturday October 20th. I am doing the half marathon but also offered is a marathon and a 50 mile ultra. Care to join the fun? Website to sign up is http://desplainesrivertrailraces.com/ The course is groomed limestone trail which is flat for the most part and follows the namesake river through the woods and meadows.
If you get there before the half starts I'll also be working packet pick up so say hello.
After that shooting to run some of a 32 mile fun run at Deer Grove with my ultra running groups. I'll be happy with 3 of the loops completed.
Week later is the Universal Sole Trail Challenge, 5.3 miles along another section of the Des Plaines River Trail system but in Cook County and nothing like the paved Lake County section. This one will include dirt single and wide track and maybe even wet feet if the creek leading into the river is up.