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    Illiniwek Abermination

    • Sunday April 19th 2015
    • Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Hampton, IL
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  • Illiniwek Abermination 2015



    SUNDAY April 19th 2015
    Illiniwek Forest Preserve - Hampton, IL






    Due to the overwhelming success and positive feedback from last years event, FORC will once again be hosting the Illiniwek Abermination!


    Download Race Flier (3.2MB pdf)


    Registration:
    Online registration will be opening soon! Register online ($30) and save $5 from race day while making things much smoother for yourself and the registration volunteers. Race day registrants will pay $35. On race day, registration opens at 7:00 am and closes 30 minutes before each race begins. Online registration closes Friday April 17th at 4:00 PM CST.

    Race Course:
    The course consists of a 4.5 mile loop of pristine, wooded singletrack on the Mississippi River bluffs at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton, IL. These trails are jam packed with flowing corners, large berms, and ripping descents that are sure to please riders of all skill levels! There are multiple sections of doubletrack per lap to make passing easier. The race course will be laid out and available for pre-riding the day before the event.



    Directions:
    The park is located just North of Hampton, IL on IL-84 or 2.2 miles west of I-80 on IL-84 (take the first/last exit entering/exiting Illinois). Trailhead, Sign-up, and Start/Finish area will be located in the large grass field across from the campground/river side of the park. The main race areas should be easily visible from IL-84.


    Parking:
    Racer and spectator parking will be located in the grass field to the west of the main road leading to the trailhead. Signs will be posted along the highway to direct traffic.

    Swag:
    We're working on it!

    Kids Race
    A kids race will be held around 12:30. The course will be a short loop of nontechnical doubletrack trail and grass field near the trailhead area. All kids 9 and under are encouraged to participate. There are no restrictions on bike type and registration is not required for participation.

    Weather:
    This event is dependent on trail conditions and may require rescheduling if we get a lot of rain before the race. The rain date for this event is Sunday June 14th with the same time schedule. As the event date approaches we will post weather updates and announce any delays or cancellations by 6AM on the day of the event. The trails at Illiniwek handle rain very well and dry quickly so rain events late in the week may not be a problem.

    Volunteers:
    It takes a small army of people working behind the scenes to make sure this event runs smoothly. We will be posting details about volunteer opportunities closer to the event date.

    On Site Camping
    Illiniwek has a large campground featuring primitive tent and modern sites with water/electric hookups and a shower house. Come on Saturday to preride the course, spend the night, and don't worry about getting up early for the drive. There may be a group of FORCers doing the same.

    Food?
    There will be a food vendor, Jimmy's Snack Shack, on site for the event serving burgers, tacos, and other similar food throughout the day.


    Questions?
    If you have any questions feel free to contact us by either posting in the Racing Forum or sending us a message.






    Race Timetable and Information

    Racing Class Start Time Distance Awards Payouts Age Divisions
    Novice (Cat 3) ♂ | ♀ 9:00 am | 9:04 am 7 mi Top 3 in age div.: Medals None 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
    Juniors ♂ | ♀ 9:02 am 7 mi Medals None 10-14, 15-18
    Kids Race* 12:00 pm 0.25 mi T.B.D. None 9 and under
    Sport (Cat 2) ♂ | ♀ 10:45 am | 10:50 am 13.5 mi Top 3 in age div.: Medals Medals 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
    Expert (Cat 1) ♂ 1:00 pm 22.5 mi Top 5 overall Cash All Ages
    Expert (Cat 1) ♀ 1:06 pm 18 mi Top 5 overall Cash All Ages
    Open 1:02 pm 22.5 mi Top 3 overall Cash All Ages
    Comp 1:04 pm 18 mi Top 3 overall Cash All Ages


    The riders meeting will be held at the starting line 10 minutes before each race start.
    * Kids race is just for fun and not part of the race series. Scoring will not be recorded.
    Lap mileage is approximate and subject to change based on course conditions.


    This race is part of the Illinois Homegrown Race Series and the Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series.

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    The Illiniwek Abermination is a USAC sanctioned event. All rules and regulations apply