Tunnel Hill 100 Mile

Nov 09, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Tunnel Hill 100 Mile

302 E. Vine

Vienna IL, 62995


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Entry Fee $120
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $220
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 100M
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 500

Starting Elevation: 380

High Point: 680

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 1999

Men's Record: Zach Bitter (32) 12:08:36

Masters Men Record: Robert Hilliard - 18:57:13

Women's Record: Camille Herron (35) 12:42:40

Masters Women Record: Traci Falbo - 14:45:26


The 2019 Tunnel Hill 100 is a 2021 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run qualifying race. (This was confirmed by John Medinger, President of WSER). This means that if you finish in the allotted 30 hours, you qualify to place your name into the lottery for the 2021 WSER. You will still need to follow the protocol listed on their website.

Course: 100 miles – Course begins at the City Park in Vienna, make a celebratory loop around the parking lot, and heads south on the Tunnel Hill State Trail, to the Wetlands Center at 13.25miles, where it turns back north to run 25 miles to the northern turnaround, and then back 11.75 miles to the start/finish. This gives you 50 miles. Repeat this course for the 100. By repeating the 50 mile course we are giving you the best course, with the most scenery.

Course: 50 miles – runners will begin by running south for 13.25 miles, then turning back to run 25 miles north to the 50 mi turnaround, and back 11.75 miles to the finish.

This was a hotly debated topic after Camille Herron slaughtered the women’s 100 mile World Record.
Well guess what? It’s both! Because it is sanctioned, and course certified by the USATF & IAAF (and course ratified), it’s a Road or Open course. And, because it is not paved, it is considered Trail by the American Trail Runners Assoc., and the International Trail Runners Association. Camille’s 12:42:40 gives her the World Record for 100 miles for Women, regardless of surface (including Track). Zach Bitter’s 12:08:36 gives him the World’s Best time for an unpaved surface (commonly known by the ITRA as a trail) 100 by anyone, ever.


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Event Dates

Held on Nov 09, 2019

Held on Nov 10, 2018

Held on Nov 11, 2017

Held on Nov 12, 2016

Held on Nov 14, 2015

Held on Nov 15, 2014

Held on Nov 01, 2008

Held on Nov 03, 2007

Held on Nov 04, 2006

Held on Nov 05, 2005

Held on Nov 01, 2003

Held on Nov 02, 2002

Held on Nov 03, 2001

Event Results

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