Saturday, December 9, 2023 • Crystal Lake, IL
Are you ready to unleash your inner Viking? Look no further than the Viking Dash Trail Run – Chicago Half Marathon, 15k, and 5k. This race offers a unique and challenging course through the beautiful Veteran Acres Park in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The half marathon course features multiple elevation changes to really test your limits. You’ll really feel the burn as you conquer the infamous Hill (with a 9.9% grade!). You’ll also run through Sterne’s Woods Park and back, taking in the breathtaking views of the local geography along the way. But don’t worry, the course is well-marked and offers periodic aid stations to keep you fueled and hydrated.
What makes this race even more special is the huge fire at the finish line. Not to mention the amazing swag you’ll receive, including a super cool “Thor’s Hammer” or the option to choose your own medal.
And don’t let the challenging course intimidate you. This race is perfect for all levels, from seasoned runners looking for a new challenge to beginners looking to push their limits. There are 15k and 5k options as well.
Not only will you have a blast, but you’ll also be supporting a great cause. A portion of the proceeds will go towards America Wellness Consulting LLC, helping to increase awareness and knowledge around wellness and healthy living.
Race Weather & Climate
On December 9 in Crystal Lake, Illinois, you can expect the heart of the winter season. Located not far from Chicago, Crystal Lake experiences average high temperatures during this time typically ranging from around 35°F to 40°F (1°C to 4°C), providing a chilly and sometimes cold atmosphere. The average low temperatures at night drop significantly, often below freezing, reaching around 20°F (-6°C).
Viking Dash Trail Run – Chicago Half Marathon Race Results
Viking Dash Trail Run – Chicago Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Viking Dash Trail Run – Chicago Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 11:30 AM.
The course closes at 1:00 PM.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Viking Dash Trail Run – Chicago Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $89.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $44.00 fee for the 5k.
- There is a $59.00 fee for the 10k.