Parking, Directions & Map


Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 am
Parking Directions
The parking for this event does NOT take place at the usual locations on Huntley Road and Route 31. The Kane County Forest Preserve requires that those parking places are kept open for the general public during our race. The Lions will maintain parking marshals at those two locations to ensure compliance. Thanks for your cooperation.
The Lions have arranged for a special parking location on the west side of Route 31, about 1/3 of a mile north of Huntley Road. This location served as one of the parking lots for the public when the property was actually used as a race course. It is a mostly grassy area with some blacktop; there will be signs and members of the Lions Clubs in gold-colored vests to direct you.
Directions from the north: Take Route 31 south from Algonquin and watch for the signs of the right. The lot is directly across from the first of two small strip centers on the left only 1/3 of a mile before Huntley Road.
Directions from the east and south: Take Route 31 north by Spring Hill Mall and after crossing Huntley Road, watch for signs on the left after 1/3 mile. The lot is on the left, directly across from the second of two small strip centers on the right.
Directions from the west: Take Huntley Road east by Spring Hill Mall and turn left (north) on Route 31 and travel 1/3 mile. The lot is one the left, directly across from the second of two small strip centers on the right.
These instructions and a downloadable map are included below for your convenience.


Lions Raceway Woods 5K Map.pdf
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Lions Raceway Woods 5K Parking Direction[...]
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Course Info

The three portions of the course can be characterized as one downhill mile, one uphill mile, and one level mile although there are a few variations to that theme. Further, the first two miles are totally blacktopped with one short area at the end of the second one that is a little rougher than the rest. The third mile alternates between blacktop, gravel, and a dirt surface. Much of the last mile has two grooved sections as a result of vehicles having traversed that space and one short section has tree roots under the blacktop that are a trip hazard. A course marshal will be stationed in this area to warn runners of this possibility.

The course is continuous and runners should have little to no difficulty in understanding the route. There is one area in the third mile that has a road branching off from the main course and a marshal will be available to insure runners follow the correct route. Since the location is a public forest preserve, there may be non-runners on some of the course, but they should not present any significant problems.
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