Here you’ll find an index of our upcoming events, including information on how to register.

If you would like to sponsor one of our events—many of which have hundreds of participants, please contact the race director or email us at Or consider placing a business card sized ad in our newsletter and reach the entire membership of more 1,000 for only $50/year.

2019 Season

Grand Slam 2019

A special award will be given to all individuals who complete the following four events in 2019: Siberian Express, Mountain Goat, Lake Mingo Trail Run, and Wild Wild Wilderness. The awards will be presented at the Wild Wild Wilderness.

Siberian Express Trail Run

Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11:00 am
Kickapoo State Park – Wilderness Trail

Race Director: Debra Studniarz

The number one winter race in the Midwest. Enjoy 7.45 challenging miles of beauty and adventure (same course as Wild Wild Wilderness) then party afterwards Kennekuk-style at Sarge’s Tap with food, drink, music, and prizes. Grand Slam Event #1 of the 2019 season.

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15th Annual Fat Ass Runs – Members Only

Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Fat Asses 7:30 am, Other Asses 8:30 am
Kennekuk Cove County Park – The Hideaway House

Race Director: Julie Zimmerman

Pick your Ass!:

  • Fat Ass 28.4 miles Ultra
  • Large Ass 21.3 miles
  • Average Ass 14.2 miles
  • Small Ass 7.1 miles
  • or No Ass At All – you just join us for the fun!

And did you know it’s FREE?! Time to join KRR for all the fun we have, huh?

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41th Anniversary Annual Banquet – KRR Members Only


Mountain Goat Hill Runs

Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11:00 am
Kickapoo State Recreation Area

The most challenging 2.2 mile walk or 4.4 mile run or 8.8 mile run in the Midwest. Grand Slam Event #2 of the 2019 season. Post-race party at Turtle Run in Danville with food, drinks, music and prizes.

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Summer Fun Runs/Walks

Races start at 6:15 pm
Kickapoo State Recreation Area Cross Country Course-Meet – Meadow Shelter near Clear Pond

Host: Becky Maloney

Weekly 1 mile, 2 mile, & 3 mile run/walks or the difficult 3 mile Clear Pond Trail.

Cookout every event night (weather permitting). Bring your own food to grill, drinks & something to share. Kennekuk will provide some snacks, paper products, cups, water and have the grill ready!!

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21th Annual Lake Mingo Trail Race

Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 9:00 am
Kennekuk Cove County Park

Age Group & Weight Divisions
Race Director: Dave bechtold

7.1 Miles of challenging trails circling Lake Mingo. Grand Slam Event #3 of the 2019 season.

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Five Hours for Dogs & Cats – KRR Members Only

Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 9:00 am
White Oak Barn at Kennekuk Cove County Park

Race Directors: Deb Reddy & DeAnna Hines

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The 29th Annual Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Run/Walk

Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 7:30 am
Kennekuk Cove County Park

Race Director: Gregg Rose

The largest timed ultra in the United States, The Howl at the Moon is held at Kennekuk Cove County Park on a 3.29 mile loop with excellent support from Kennekuk’s outstanding volunteers. Do as little or as much as you can. A perfect event for your first Ultra. Post-race party with food, drink, prizes & music.

There is no transfer of participants or waiting list. Limit of 350 participants. So, sign up early!

Kennekuk Hash! – KRR Members Only

August 24, 2019, at 10:00 am
Kenekuk Cove Park – Red Barn

Race Director: Lisa Knapp

If you’ve never Hashed, well… then you’ve never really had FUN running! Join us for a day of interesting out and back hilarity.

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Cross Country

Hosts: Steve Darling & Jodi Lambert

Wild Wild Wilderness Trail Run

Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 10:00 am
Kickapoo State Recreation Area

Race Directors: Becky Maloney & Gladys Spencer

7.45 mile trail run
Age Group & Weight Divisions

Stay for the post-race party with food, drink, music and prizes. Final Grand Slam event of 2019 season. Grand Slam awards presented at the post-race party.

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Flashlight Run

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Kenekuk Cove Park

Host: Greg Brant

Veterans Day 5K

Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 10:00 am
Danville American Legion

Race Director: Lisa Knapp

5K road Course on streets of Danville with food, many prizes, and awards after at the Legion. Benefits the Danville American Legion.

Backpack Trail – KRR Members Only

November 30, 2019, at 9:00 am (11 milers) or 10:00 am (4 milers)
Forest Glen County Preserve – Gannett Education Center

Race Director: Jen Morman

The Gannett Education Center is heated and has a full kitchen!

The most challenging course in the local area—you get to choose your distance of either 4 or 11 miles. Party during and immediately after the run at the Gannett Education Center.