Chicago Fitness & Recovery Center

POLAR PUG Winter Trail Run Series

POLAR PUG Winter Trail Run Series
10k or Half Marathon
February 15th, 2020 
8:30 am
Red Gate Woods

Join EDGE for the inaugural Polar Pug Winter Trail Run Series. Experience the beauty of winter trail running along the winding single-track of the Palos Trail System. Runners choose between either the 10k or half marathon distance - the question is: Do you have the Snowballs to do one of them?!

Register for 10K Today!........Register for 13.1 Today!


10k and Half Marathon start at 8:30 am
Parking available at the Red Gate Woods lot (S Archer Ave, northeast of 107th st)
Parking is LIMITED - please carpool

Directions to Race Site (Red Gate Woods):

  • From Chicago: Take I-55 S/Stevenson Expy to South La Grange Road. Take Exit 279B and merge onto South La Grange Road. Exit onto S Archer Avenue and continue to the Red Gate Woods parking lot on S Archer Ave.
  • From the northern suburbs: Take I-294 South to Exit 22 for 75th St. Turn right onto 75th street. Turn left onto Willow Springs Road. Turn right onto Archer Avenue and continue to the Red Gate Woods parking lot.


  • The courses will feature mainly single-track with some steep hill climbs
  • There will be one aid station at the start/finish area and another aid station approximately halfway along the loop
  • Aid stations will have water and sports drink
  • We are trying to be green, so BYO hydration system
  • Caramel apples, beverages and other goodies at the finish line
  • Cutoff time is 11:30am (for both 10K and 13.1)

Packet Pickup + Gear check

  • Packet pickup at EDGE Athlete Lounge
  • Race day packet pickup opens at 7:30am
  • Race day registration will be at the EDGE Athlete Tent at 7:30am (Race Day Registration fee below)
  • Gear check will be at the EDGE Athlete Lounge Tent
  • Pre-race packet pickup - Feb 13 from 12-9pm, Feb 14 from 12-6pm at:
    EDGE Athlete Lounge
    1747 N Elston Ave
    Chicago IL 60642
    (Pssst - lotsa free parking on Elston and call us for garage access!)
  • If you are picking up a packet for a friend, just have name available and we can help with the rest
  • No exchanges or refunds

Swag + Awards

  • Custom headwear for all Participants (believe us, you want these!)
  • Top Overall Winner for Male & Female Award Tiles
  • Age Group M&F Awards for Top: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Post race raffle with great sponsor prizes + random grab bag prizes (seriously we have given out a summer sausage before!)


  • Until December 15th (uber early bird): 10K - $35.00, 13.1 - $45.00
  • Until January 15th (early bird): 10K - $45.00, 13.1 - $55.00
  • Until Race Day: 10K - $55.00, 13.1 - $65.00

ONLINE Registration will close at midnight on Thursday Feb 13th
IN-PERSON Registration will be available at EDGE Athlete Lounge Friday Feb 14th from 6am-6pm
RACE DAY SIGN UP will be at race site starting at 7:30am

Register for 10K Today!........Register for 13.1 Today!

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