Fox Valley Winter Challenge Trail Series

February 26-27, 2022    5K & 10K Races



New Challenging Format!    One Weekend

February 26

5K (actually 4 miles)

Dick Young Forest Preserve (Nelson Lake)

Batavia, IL

February 27 


  Hickory Knolls Natural Area

St. Charles, IL


Do One or Both Races

First 175 registrants guaranteed SWAG

Trail Race - 5K (actually 4 miles)

Peaceful preserve with diverse woodland and prairie trails.  Expect some roots, uneven ground, limestone and grass. Mainly double track.

Parking: THE ONLY PLACE TO PARK:  Chapel St. Church, 1S455 Mill Creek Dr Geneva, IL  It is approximately 1/3 mile to start and packet pick up across Main St. from parking. Just follow the Mid County Trail south after crossing Main St. MAP

Race start and finish are on the Main St. side/entrance of the preserve. DO NOT expect to find anyone if you go to Nelson Lake Road entrance.  It's a long way from the race!  

Sunday, February 27 

Hickory Knolls Nature Area, St. Charles, IL

10:00 a.m.

Trail Race - 10K

This race is back again at the 131 acre property with an extremely diverse landscape environment featuring restored woodlands, wetlands, prairie and savanna. A technical challenge, double track with a highest elevation of 876 feet.

Packet Pick Up - On Race Day - beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Parking: The ONLY place to park is in the large lot in front of soccer fields (MAP) Access is on Lynn Dr. south of Campton Hills Dr.




SERIES RACES (Registered for both 5K & 10K)

Performance Hoodie

*You MUST register online for BOTH races at once to qualify for SCHWAG.


INDIVIDUAL RACES (Registered for 5K or 10K)

Sport Science Xeric Winter Embroidered Beanie* (while supplies last)

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Finisher Medals
All Series Participants who finish each race will receive 2 medals that connect together! 


Only can do ONE race. No problem, finish and one medal is awarded

*There are no age group awards in this event.

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