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Beautiful trail course through The Forge - Lemont Quarries
Unique Long Sleeve Performance Shirt
Autumn Trail Chase 8K Collector's Trail Badge Sticker
Overall and Age-Group Awards
2020 Shirt Pictured Above. 2021 Shirt Design TBA
Event Day Schedule
6:30 a.m. - Venue open
7:50 a.m. - Deadline to report to Start Wave
7:50 a.m. - Pre-Race Announcements / Instructions
8:00 a.m. - Start
Early: $36 - Limited to first 100 registrants (early price sold out)
Regular: $40 - Through October 24
Late: $44 - Through November 12 (Closes at 5:00 p.m.)
No Event Day Registration
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Description: The course is generally flat with some rolling sections. The trail surface is primarily a well-maintained crushed limestone, with some wooden surface bridge crossings. The route begins within "The Lawn", which is The Forge's outdoor music venue. The course proceeds along the Illinois & Michigan Trail Passage, through the Lemont Heritage Quarry Trails, and through The Forge Adventure Park grounds. The surroundings are mostly wooded, with scenic views of the adjacent water-filled quarries and the adventure park.
Aid Stations: Hydration support provided at 1.3 miles, 2.9 miles, and 4.4 Miles.
Recognition awards provided to the top three males and females overall.
Recognition awards provided to the top three males and females in age-groups (14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over), overall award winners will not be included in age-groups.
Dates/times to be announced. Locations include:
Packet mailing is available during registration or may be added HERE in participant accounts. (Deadline to order is November 1st.)
Race day pick-up will be offered.
Participants may attend any pick-up location of their choosing.
Travel / Parking
Location: The Forge, Lemont IL (1001 Main St., Lemont)
Event Capacity / Finish Cut-Off
Participation will be limited to 300 persons.
Participants must finish within one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes after the last on-time start (no late starts)
FAQ / Policies
How old are you? When's your birthday?
What is your height and weight?
My height is 5'6 (167 cm) and my weight is 95 lbs (43 kg). They haven't changed in years :)
Are you single and what do your partners think about your flat chest and skinny body?
Why do I create content specifically for small-chested and skinny girl? What got me started?
About small boobs
At what age do boobs stop growing? Will my boobs have any chance of getting bigger in the future?
Your boobs are likely to stop growing once you reach 18 years old, however, they may get bigger after pregnancy and childbirth. Watch this video of mine as I dive deeper into the topic :)
Are there any proven ways to grow my breast size other than surgeries?
No... and I'll explain it in depth in this video. Some of the methods that I talked about are taking pills/ supplements, drinking soy milk, massage, creams and exercises.
Why am I flat-chested? Who do some girls just have bigger boobs than others?
Short answer: It's genetics. But watch this video to understand the four most important factors that lead to a difference in breast size in women (trust me, I've done my research ;)
How can I be confident with my small boobs? (especially in dating/ relationship/ in front of a guy I like)
I've got you girl <3 Watch this video of mine to learn all my confidence tips when I start dating a new guy:
Which types of clothing looks best on small boobs?
Should I have have surgery to make my boobs bigger? I'm so insecure...
I understand you babe 🥺but trust me, there are more risks going through the surgery than the benefits of it. But ultimately, of course, it's your choice and you have every right to do whatever you wish with your body. If you're considering having a boob job, watch this video first so you are aware of all the risks of breast augmentation surgeries so you can make an informed decision! Lots of love and support sending your way ❤️
How can I start loving myself?
Everything takes time, but one of the first thing you need to do is to change the way you see and talk to yourself. Positve affirmations are really powerful in changing the way you perceive your body and beauty. They have played such an important role in how I've come to love and accept the wa I look. In fact, I still use them everyday. If you want to download and listen to the affirmations I listen to daily, cheeck out the links below:
You're so confident! Have you always been like that? What's your self-love journey like?
No, for a looooong time I was struggling a lot with accepting myself and how I look. In fact, I hated myself and just wanted to wake up in a different body, with a diffferent, more "beautiful" face :( Throughout the years, I've made efforts to change my appearance to become more confident, and I shared my journey in depth in these two videos:
About being skinny
How can I deal with skinny shaming? (especially from people who I care and love)
Skinny shaming should never be tolerated. Most of the times, people are just not aware of the fact that skinny shaming hurts and could have a lasting effect on someone. I made a video specifically on this topic and if you're dealing with skinny shaming right now, just know that you're not alone, and it's so important to value yourself and set proper boundaries with people around you when it comes to this issue.
How can stop hating my skinny body? I'm so frustrated I look like a skeleton :(
I understand how hard it is, so don't worry girl, you're not alone! I'm with you on this journey. I think this video can help you in a lot of ways. I'll share with you my 12 tips to help you embrace your skinny body. And remember that, there's always hope, things will get better, and you are loved!
I've heard of "thin privilege" - what are your thoughts on it? Is it rue that skinny people have certain advantages/ privilege compared to heavier people?
I know this is a controversial topic and you may not agree with my opinion, but I do think that thin privilege exists. Watch this video to see why:
Participation expectations are as follows:
Participants are expected to wear a mask or face covering when gathering pre- or post-run until they are two weeks post full vaccination for COVID19. Per CDC guidance, fully vaccinated participants are not required to wear a mask or face covering while gathering pre or post-run.
Do not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if you are unvaccinated and have been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19.
Persons from high-risk groups for COVID-19 complications should consult their physician before participating.
Participants are encouraged to avoid traditional forms of physical contact (handshakes, high-fives, hugs, partner stretching, etc.), as well as close group gathering (group pictures, etc.).
Do not spit or blow nose while running in the group.
Do not share personal items, such as hydration, energy gels, towels, etc.
Participants may be required to exit programs/events temporarily or permanently should their actions not meet expectations and or they are creating risk for themselves or others.
The Autumn Trail Chase part of an exciting series of trail races for the Chicagoland running community. Brought to you by the Chicago Area Runners Association, the CARA Trail Series will feature Spring, Summer, and Fall trail races in 2021 at The Forge Lemont Quarries.