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2022 The Forge Trail Half Marathon...

  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Start Time
6:00AM CDT
Entry Fee
1001 Main St.

_ The 2022 The Forge Trail Half Marathon:

The Forge Trail Half Marathon

March 19, 2022


Race Information

The Forge Trail Half Marathon is one of the few long-distance trail races in the Chicago area.  The race will take place on the gravel / crushed limestone and single track MTB trails throughout the Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park and adjoining Heritage Quarries Recreation Area and I&M Canal trails.  

As an early season event held in March we anticipate variable weather, creating more adventure to the race.  The event will proceed in all weather conditions other than unsafe situations such as lightning.

The trail half marathon will traverse the various gravel / crushed limestone trails and MTB single track.  Athletes will experience a unique long distance trail race with a cool course, awesome scenery and a great venue based at the Mount, the stage and entertainment center of the Forge: Lemont Quarries.       

Course Information

The Forge Trail Half Marathon traverses the wide gravel trails and single track throughout the Forge and adjoining trails systems.  The course is being designed and the course will be released well before race day.  Athletes can expect a unique trail race with a variety of terrain on the main gravel trails.  The main gravel trails are mostly flat with a few small hills, wooden bridge crossings, mulch and gravel sections,  The MTB / single track trails will have more variability in the terrain, including some ruts, rocks, roots, mud, and other adventurous fun.    

Final Course maps will be released well before race day.  Below is a preliminary course map:

Preliminary Course (Subject to Change): The Forge Trail Half Marathon Map  


Entry Fees:

  • Tier 1 (First 150 Registered) = $55
  • Tier 2 (151 – 300) = $65
  • Tier 3 (301 – 400) = $75

Race Cap is 400

*Includes entry to the race, electronically timed results, earned overall and age group awards, a cool Forge long sleeve hoodie, swag and post-race party with food, beer, and other beverages.

Online registration closes Monday, March 14.

In person registration will be available at packet pick-up and race day if the event is not sold out.

Packet Pick-Up

Wednesday March 16


Thursday March 17

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

1001 Main St.

Lemont, IL 60439

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Friday March 18

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

1001 Main St.

Lemont, IL 60439

Use These Directions

Race Day

Saturday March 19

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

1001 Main St.

Lemont, IL 60439

Use These Directions

Race Day Schedule:

6:00 AM –                           Parking Opens

6:30 AM -- 7:30 AM            Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Registration Open

7:35 AM –                           Course Talk / Briefing 

7:35 AM – 7:50 AM            Pre-Race Line-Up

7:55 AM –                           National Anthem

8:00 AM --                          Race Start

9:15 AM -                           Post Race Food / Beverage Available

~10:00 AM                          Awards Ceremony


Awards will be the following:

1st – 3rd Overall Male and Female

1st Overall Male and Female Masters (Age 40+)

1st Overall Male and Female Lemont Resident

Mr. and Ms. Mid Pack (Athlete that finishes in the exact middle of the pack in their gender by placement)

1st – 3rd 10-Year Male & Female Age Groups from < 20 – Age 70+ (Example, Male 30-39, Female 40-49, Female <20)

Additional awards, prizes and raffles will be offered and announced before the race.


Watch this website and The Forge Race Series social media for opportunities for training runs and training programs.

Other Info

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