RUN. DRINK. BE HAPPY.
The 3rd Annual Thriller 5k is an awesome, family friendly trail run and Mini Monk Run (.75 miles) followed by a costume contest, free locally crafted beer, and free food. We know that you’re already sold just by reading that, but we’ll continue with our description.
The festivities will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Hammel Woods Forest Preserve in Shorewood, IL (just a minute off of I-55). The schedule is as follows:
- 8:45am - 9:45am – race day packet pick up (race day registration will be available if we do not meet our capacity)
- 10am – Thriller 5k begins
- 10:45am – Costume Contest
- 11am – Mini Monk Run begins
The 5k course is an awesome mix of terrain! There will be a few creek crossings, come technical climbs and descents, as well as a bit of grassy terrain...overall, a very good mix! It’s a great course for those new to trail running, but also challenging enough for the seasoned trail runner.
There will be one aid station at the turn-around point. You can view the course map below.
All participants will receive a custom bib, a custom race t-shirt, a customized 2014 Thriller 5k pint glass, free race photos, a free Chicago-style hot dog bar (vegan options available), free soft drinks and snacks, and one free craft beer (for participants of legal age).
MINI MONK RUN
The Mini Monk course is a great introduction to trail running for the next generation of trail maniacs! It will be a .75 mile trail with some wider sections, muddy sections, and grassy sections. All of our Mini Monkers will finish under the Muddy Monk archway!
We will have course marshals and photographers along the way to make sure our Mini Monkers have an amazing trail experience (parents are also welcome to run with their Mini Monkers for free!). You can view the course map below.
All Mini Monkers will receive a custom bib, a custom race t-shirt, A MEDAL, free race photos, a free Chicago-style hot dog bar (vegan options available), free snacks and soft drinks.