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Date: Saturday Night, August 4th, 2018

Time: 1st gun goes off at 6:20pm.      Make sure to check your age group wave time!

Awards:  The male elite wave goes off at 7:45 and the BEER MILE will immediately follow.  Don’t you hate to have to wait around forever for the awards?  WE DO, TOO!!!  Age group races will receive their podium pictures, accolades and awards (including gift certificates to Peak Running) immediately following their races. No typical plastic trophies or cheesy medals here.  ATTENTION, BREAKING NEWS AGAIN:  We are offering a $500 bonus to the fastest runner that breaks a 4:00 mile!  To qualify, you have to run a chip time of under 4:00, and be the fastest overall.

Post race:  Great music, Great Beer and Chuck’s BBQ.  ‘Nuff said. (For non-runners, food and beer can be purchased for $10.00 – cash only.  You can’t allow your family to go hungry!)

Location: The start line is on Cass Avenue about a 1/2 mile south of I-55 in the Argonne Labs/Waterfall Glen area, south of Darien.  However, race central is at the finish line exactly 1 mile further down Cass Avenue.  The ONLY way to get there is to take Route 83 (Kingery Hwy) to the Bluff Road stop light (Clark gas station on southwest corner) about 1 1/2 miles south of I-55..  The road will be blocked by officer Friendly but tell him or her you are a serious runner and have the right to drive through.  If you ask nice and smile, he or she will let you past.  Remember the Black Knight scene in Monty Python’s Holy Grail?  No swords needed or limbs lost, though.

Parking: There are no large parking lots in the area, so any where you can find a spot off the race course and where you won’t get towed or ticketed is fine with us.  Suggested parking is along the side of Bluff Road.  Parking attendants will direct you. Please park off the road as much as possible but not so far that you get stuck in a ditch.   Tiffany and I both have Jeeps but we will be too busy to pull you out.  Our suggestion is to ARRIVE EARLY AND STAY LATE.  You won’t regret it.  Wherever you park, no whining about a long walk, you are a runner and walking is good for you.

Packet pick up/late registration: Will be at Peak Running (our title sponsor) in Downers Grove the Thursday before the race and at Peak Running With A Twist (also our title sponsor) in Burr Ridge the Friday before the race between 10:00 and 5:00.  Pick up will also be available race night starting at 5:30.  The goal is for you to buy something while you are at Peak Running, though.  How many HUMA packets do you need for a 1 mile race? 

Race day registration will  be open at 5:30! 

Price: $24.95 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee (I know, cheap!)   Our shirts are really, really nice and not defiled with sponsor logos.  It was designed so you will enjoy wearing it any time, any place.  It is also a shirt you would normally have to pay mucho dinero for.  You may want to buy a few extra.  We can haggle race night.  It was designed by a local, future shirt legend and running phenom, Jack Hosteler (winner of our 2016 race with a time of 4:33.4).  He generously gave us the right to use his awesome design.

Pre-registration ends August 3rd, 2018@ 11:59pm CDT  You will be able to register in person at Peak Running or race night.

We also host THE WATERFALL GLEN XTREME 10 on July 14th.  If you run the Xteme 10, we give you enough time to recover for the PR MILE.  Aren’t we considerate?  The Xtreme 10 is a 10 mile trail race in the beautiful Waterfall Glen forest preserve (that surrounds the PR MILE course).  For details, go to


Here is how we designed the race:

We will be running 9 separate 10 year age group  waves every 7 minutes. However, if you are an elite (or just think you are), you can sign up for our “elite” waves-male and female. In short, every 7 minutes, beginning with age 70+ men and women, the clock will be reset and the gun will go off.  Each of the 11 waves is a race unto itself, including different bib colors.

Age Group Start Times
70-plus 6:20pm
60-69-  6:27pm
50-59-  6:34pm
40-49-  6:41pm
30-39  6:48pm
20-29  6:55pm
19-29  7:02pm
11 and younger 7:09pm
Elite Women 7:15pm
Elite Men       7:25pm

Signup for 2018  here