Spring Trail Chase 10K

Sold Out! (Click the register button to see if spaces become open). Check out our other events HERE.

Date & Time

Now Two Dates to Choose From!

Saturday, May 22, 2021 (8:00am)

Sunday, May 23, 2021 (8:00am)


Experience the trails at The Forge-Lemont Quarries with beautiful 10K course.


The Forge Lemont  Quarries

1001 S. Main St.

Lemont, IL


  • Chip-Timed 10K Run/Walk

  • Beautiful trail course through The Forge - Lemont Quarries

  • Unique Short Sleeve Performance Shirt

  • Spring Trail Chase 10K Collector's Trail Badge Sticker

  • Professional announcing by Chicago running legend Dave Kappas!

  • Overall and Age-Group Awards

  • CARA Runners' Choice Circuit Race!

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Feel your impact in this crazy-soft sustainable tee that's fabric uses an equivalent of up to 6 recycled plastic water bottles. 

Event Details

Two Dates to Choose From:

  • Participants may choose during registration to race on either Saturday, May 22 or Sunday, May 23. 

  • Participant registrations are only valid for the date selected during registration.

  • Two dates are being offered due to capacity limitations per COVID19 guidelines.

  • See our FAQ below for more details, including information on changing registration dates or participating on both dates.

Event Day Schedule (May 22nd and May 23rd)

  • 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​


Registration Fees [SOLD OUT]

  • Early Bird - $36 - Limited to first 100 persons to register, or through February 28 (whichever comes first)

    • Early Bird pricing is sold out. Registration reached 100 persons after 3 hours, and 42 minutes.

  • ​Regular - $40 - Through April 30

  • Late - $44 - Through May 21

  • No Event Day Registration

  • CARA Supporter Level members save 10%! (Discount credited automatically after member login on form)

  • Capacity is limited to 300 persons!


  • Description: The course is generally flat. The trail surface is primarily well-maintained crushed limestone, with some wooden surface bridge crossings, some gravel, and wood chip. 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.

  • Map: The course map can be found HERE.


  • 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, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over), overall award winners will not be included in age-groups.

  • Due to event start procedures, chip finishing times will be used for all awards to ensure final results are determined by participant's finish times from the point they cross the start line, to the point they cross the finish line, regardless of start/finish order.

  • Race results from both Saturday and Sunday will be combined for awards.

Packet Pick-Up ​

  • Thursday, May 20(11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) - Running for Kicks [Palos Heights]

  • Friday, May 21 (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) - Fleet Feet South Loop [Chicago]

  • Saturday, May 22 (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) - Peak Running [Burr Ridge]

  • Packet mailing is available during registration or may be added by logging into your participant account. (Deadline to order is May 10, 2021)

  • NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP. This is to limit gathering.

  • Participants may attend any location.

  • Friends and family may pick up for a participant with a copy (printed or digital) of the participant's confirmation or ID

  • *For Sunday race participants only.

Travel / Parking

  • Location: The Forge, Lemont IL (1001 Main St., Lemont)

  • Travel information may be found in the Participant Guide (Available by May 1)

Event Capacity / Finish Cut-Off

  • Participation will be limited to 300 persons per date.

  • Participants must finish within two (2) hours after the last on-time start (no late starts).

Start Wave Assignments / Procedures

  • Procedures have been designed to fully meet local gathering and safety guidelines for events. Please review our participant guide for updated procedures based on current guidance (updated 4/30/21).

  • The event reserves the right to adjust these procedures based on participation levels and or for changes in gathering guidelines or procedures.

  • Additional participant safety expectations are outlined in the sections below.

  • Start Waves will begin to be assigned prior to packet pick-up. Register early to ensure the best assignment.

FAQ / Policies

What is your best rate guarantee?

The Shalimar Resort uses derived rate technologies, which push our rates to other third party sites, such as Booking.com. Due to this, it is unlikely that a rate for our resort will be cheaper anywhere else. Should you somehow find a cheaper rate for our resort for the same booking terms and criteria on another site, please call us directly at 609.522.0609 and someone will be happy to assist you in getting the best rate guaranteed.

Does your facility have an elevator?

Yes, the Shalimar has an elevator for access to all of our units. Please note that our Townhouse units are accessible to the 4th floor only.

How old do you have to be to check-in?

All guests must be at least 25 years of age or older in order to check-in. Guests under the age of 25 may check-in with a parent or legal guardian.

What is your smoking policy?

The Shalimar Resort abides by the "New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act", which prohibits smoking in indoor public places, such as guest rooms. Guests who wish to smoke must do so outside of their rooms. A person, after being so ordered, who smokes in violation of this act is subject to a fine of not less than $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.

Can I use E-Cigarettes / Vapes?

No. These devices fall under the same provisions as traditional cigarettes / cigars and are prohibited indoors, as they will set-off smoke alarms in the facility.

Do you allow pets?

Unfortunately, we are not a pet-friendly facility. As per ADA requirements, we do, however, accept service animals.

Can you mail me a brochure?

Our resort brochures are not as detailed as our website and do not present the most up-to-the-moment information. We recommend obtaining information about the resort on our website. If, however, you would still like a brochure, please e-mail us at stay@shalimarresortnj.com. Please be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Can I make or change a room reservation via e-mail?

Unfortunately, for security reasons, we do not allow for reservations to be made by e-mail. You are welcome to book on our website through the various "Book Now" links or contact our Reservations Department at 609.522.0609. If you are requesting a change to your existing reservation, you may email us at stay@shalimarresortnj.com. A representative will contact you within 24 hours. Should you require faster assistance, please contact us directly at 609.522.0609.

Is there free parking on site?

The Shalimar Resort offers one space per unit, valid from the date of check-in until 10:00am on the date of check-out. Due to limitations in the quantity of parking spaces, we cannot allow more than one parking spot. There is, however, free parking within a short vacinity of the facility.

How far are you from the Wildwoods Convention Center?

We are located approximately 20 blocks (0.9 miles) from the Wildwoods convention center.

How far are you from the beach and boardwalk?

We are located one block to the beach and 11 blocks to the start of the boardwalk.

How far are you from Morey's Piers?

We are located about 1.2 miles from Adventure Pier, just a short car ride away.

Do you offer BBQ grills?

Yes, we do offer free BBQ grills for our guests. Grills are first come, first serve and cannot be reserved. All guests are asked to clean up after themselves as a courtesy to others.

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The Spring Trail Chase 10K is part of the 2021 CARA Runners' Choice Circuit. The Circuit provides a competitive structure and recognition for Chicagoland runners and clubs. The Circuit annually honors Chicagoland’s top runners and clubs with Runner of the Year and Club Champion titles. Comprised of various race distances, the Runners’ Choice Circuit providers all runners - both recreational and competitive - with the opportunity to chase personal, club, and competitive goals. 


This race is CARA Certified for 2021 and has committed to following the CARA Best Practices Guidelines, a set of standards for quality, safe and operationally sound races.

COVID-19 Safety

Participant Guidelines / Expectations​

  • Do not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and or have a fever, or if you 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.

  • Do not engage in traditional forms of physical contact (handshakes, high-fives, hugs, partner stretching, etc.).

  • Do not engage in close group pictures/selfies.

  • Only spit or blow nose into a tissue or handkerchief.

  • Do not share personal items, such as hydration, energy gels, towels, etc.

  • Participants traveling from out of state must comply with any State of Illinois and Cook County travel orders.

  • Participants may be required to exit the event should their actions not meet expectations and or they are creating risk for themselves or others.​


Venue Entry Requirements

  • Participants must have a mask or face cover to enter the event area.

  • Participant's temperatures may be checked (below 100.4 degrees required to enter) by contactless thermometer upon entry. Temperature data will not be recorded.


Mask  / Facecovers

  • Participants must wear a mask or face cover at any time they are witin the venue (including, but not limited to parking, Start Wave  pods, restrooms, etc.).

  • Masks and face covers may be removed after the start while on-course. Volunteers and staff will wear a mask or face cover at all times.


  • Hand sanitizer will be available.

  • Indoor restroom buildings, with hand-washing, capabilities are available. 



  • Participants must bring their own hydration bottle.

  • Coolers, equipped with low-contact "UltraSpouts" for bottle refill. Cups will be available from self-service dispensers.

  • Bottled water will be provided at the finish post-race.


Gathering Procedures

  • The event will have a total capacity of 300, and will follow all local event gathering guidelines.

  • The event reserves the right to adjust these procedures based on participation levels and or for changes in gathering guidelines or procedures.

Spectators / Non-Participants

  • Non-registered persons, friends, and family may not enter the start/finish area or Start Wave pods. Non-registered persons are encouraged not the attend.


The Spring 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.



Trail Chase 10K 

Lemont - The Forge

May 22, 2021



Trail Chase 5K 

Lemont - The Forge

August 14, 2021



Trail Chase 8K 

Lemont - The Forge

November 13, 2021


Support local runners by volunteering for the Spring Trail Chase 10K. A variety of roles are avaialbe, and no experience is needed. Your support not only impacts runners on event day, it helps CARA, a 501c3 not-for-profit, and thier work to support the running community throughout Chicagoland.

Volunteer for May 22, 2021 - Sign-Up!

Volunteer for May 23, 2021 - Sign-Up!

Volunteers should be at least 14 years old. All volunteers receive an event shirt!