Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 @ 7:00 AM

Painful Elimination

Comlara Park

Hudson, IL Last Runner Standing

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 20, 2022

About the Painful!

Run a 4.185 mile loop in under an hour, a14:00 minute/mile pace. Easy right? But here's the catch-(and the fun part)-Everyone starts each loop together on the hour mark. If you complete the course in 45 minutes, you get 15 minutes rest before the next loop. If you complete the loop in 59 minutes, you get 1 minute rest. If you run the loop in 1 hour and one second, you are Painfully Eliminated. Get it? You must be standing in the start box ready to run at the start of each hour. We keep going til only runner is left. The last runner must complete their last loop in regulation in order to win.

Start Time and Packet Pickup

We will have packet pickup Friday, 8/19 from 4-6pm. Race day packet pickup starts at 5:30am. Both pickups will be at the race start parking lot.
Race start is 7:00 AM SHARP !!
Because of the elimination nature of this event, late starts are not allowed! Please keep this in mind and make sure to get to the start area in plenty of time.

Aid Station

This is a Bring Your Own Aid Station event. We will provide water, ice, and a sport drink to be named later, at the Start/Finish area. One aid station will be set up at the halfway point with water only. You are responsible for bringing everything else you need for the day. Call it an ultra-running TRail-gate party!! There will be ample area next to the Start/Finish for runners to set up their own station (tents, canopies, chairs etc) or you can TRail-gate out of your car.

Run for a Reason

As many of you know, Shady Hollow Trail Runners has always prided ourselves on giving back to the community. We are a not-for-profit organization. ALL of our event workers are volunteers! After-cost race proceeds are donated to local charity organizations. This year, we are proud to announce that we are partnering with TEAM BLUE LINE, an organization that provides support to law enforcement officers and their families wounded or killed in the line of duty.


Law Officers - in appreciation for all you do for us, you receive a **50%** discount! Please email David Quinn at BEFORE registering in order to receive the coupon code.

Ethical Trail Usage

Shady Hollow Trail Runners also pride ourselves on ethical and responsible trail usage. Since 2010, SHTR members have built and maintained dozens of miles of trail at Comlara Park, in addition to helping maintain and improve existing trails. If you would like to help us, please contact us. **Great opportunity for volunteer hours for other events that require this commitment!**

Swag and Awards

All pre-registered entrants will receive both a Hoo-Rag and a pair of Sock Guy wool trail socks!
Awards will be given to all 50K finishers (8 hrs).
And a final award to the Last Runner Standing !!


FREE CAMPING is available at a group camping site just a short drive from the start/finish area! This is a primitive campsite - tent camping only; pit toilets and fire ring/barbecue are available. You do not need to reserve or register to camp here; just show up and set up!
If you prefer more amenities, Comlara Park also has a large campground with electric hookup and bathroom-shower facilities. Reservations for this campsite must be made through the park.
Overnight parking and camping is NOT allowed at the Start/FInish area (except overnight during the race).


Great Scenic Course that consists of mowed grass trails, beautiful single track along the lake and around 100 feet of elevation gain. A second, water only aid station will be at mile 2.
There are always local runners willing to show you the course, so if you want to familiarize yourself with the trail loop ahead of the event, just post on our Facebook page.


Local time: 4:41 AM


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