Run for the Hills 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Mark your calendar for September 26, 2020.

 Registration is now open!

Click here for the link.

Click here for the racecourse map

Course info:


  • 5K/3.1 mile course is entirely in the state park on the combined asphalt and crushed lime trails of the Leatherleaf Bog Trail. Gorgeous! 

  • 10K/6.2 mile course is on the Lake Defiance and Leatherleaf Bog Trails featuring views of the lake and marshes. Lovely! 

  • Half Marathon/13.1 mile course starts with the 10K runners who will run the same course for the first 6 miles, then the half-marathoners will run out to complete ONE loop of the McHenry Dam trail, then out and back on the River Road bike trail, and on to finish at Northern Woods. Stunning views! 


Walkers are welcome on all courses. However, please be aware that course support ends at 1:00.

As always, there is abundant signage and knowledgeable course marshals to direct runners at all key intersections and turns.


There is a brief course talk at 8 AM on Race Day at the Northern Woods site.

If you have any questions, please contact the Race Director.

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