TRAIL-GLO 5K (Friday Night April 4)
Come experience Allerton After Dark and see the park in a whole new light! 2014 will see the inaugural TRAIL-GLO 5K race, starting and finishing near the Visitor Center. You'll follow illuminated trail markings under a waxing crescent moon (we checked), accumulating extra glow as you go. You'll also pass right through the night time magic of the Sunken Garden, Chinese Musicians, Rodin's Adam, and more, as you make your way to a finish area full of surprises, s'mores and music! This race is also a celebration of Saturday's race volunteers (who can run the 5K for free), and the perfect night-before warmup for all running enthusiasts.
The 10K (Saturday, April 5)
The 10K course starts alongside the Half Marathon, and follows the same course until breaking away for a FuDog finish right at the very end. HM folks and 10K folks all run together for the first 6 miles! Perfect for family and friends who want to run different distances! Like the Half Marathon course, the 10K starts with an asphalt stretch across the river to the Schroth trailhead, winds through moderate wooded terrain above the Sangamon River, circles through the historic Lost Garden and into a gorgeous meadow, crosses the river again, then finishes with a 150-yard dash between the FuDogs right to the foot of the beautiful tower!