Potawatomi Trail Runs


Apr 07, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Potawatomi Trail Runs

217 McNaughton Park Dr

Pekin IL, 61554


Entry Fee $40
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $275
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100M
  • 10M
  • 200M, 150M, 30M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 200

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2000


Rugged 10M loop following the Potowatomi Trail. Features 3 creek xings, numerous hills, challenging single track trails, and open field trails. 100% trail. 1600′ elev change per loop. Mcnaughton park.

Do you think Illinois is all flat cornfields? Wise ultra-runners will get some serious hill training in before coming to Pekin’s McNaughton Park! We don’t have mountains in Illinois … just a few rolling hills with elevator shaft downhills guaranteed to warm your quads on a chilly April evening. Here’s how one satisfied customer described the terrain: ‘I now know why Illinois is so flat. They took all the hills that are supposed to be there and put them ALL into one spot in Pekin, IL … and called it ‘McNaughton Park’.”

How about the view? One of our previous participants described it this way: “It’s one of the most scenic courses I know: Mostly singletrack, forest with some meadows, hills with beautiful valleys in between. Lots of flowers and wildlife. At dawn, when I came to the 3rd creek crossing, thousands of birds were singing, frogs were ‘talking’ everywhere, wild geese above me were chatting, and several Whitetail Deer crossing the trail.”

“… comparing the high altitude, long climbs of the Western mountains to McNaughton hills is like comparing being eaten by a shark vs. being eaten by a 1000 piranhas … both are unpleasant … just in different ways.”


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Past Event Dates

Held on Apr 07, 2022

Held on Apr 08, 2021

Held on Apr 02, 2020

Held on Apr 04, 2019

Held on Apr 05, 2018

Held on Apr 08, 2017

Held on Apr 07, 2016

Held on Apr 10, 2015

Held on Apr 04, 2014

Held on Apr 05, 2013

Held on Apr 13, 2012

Held on Apr 09, 2011

Held on Apr 09, 2010

Held on Apr 10, 2009

Held on Apr 11, 2008

Held on Apr 14, 2007

Held on Apr 15, 2006

Held on Apr 02, 2005

Held on Apr 03, 2004

Held on Mar 29, 2003

Held on Mar 30, 2002