Abe's Trail Trek 2021 - Drake Lake

10149 County Highway 11
Chandlerville, IL 62627

Running > 10k, 5k, Half Marathon

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Abe's Trail Trek and Covid 19

We completely understand any hesitation or concerns you may have about running with Covid 19 on all our minds.

So please read the following and know that your safety is prioity #1 in all aspects of planning and Race Day Execution. 

We have gone to extraordinary lenghts to keep you, all volunteers and race staff safe and were recently recognized nationally for our Success at hosting 8 Triathlons in May/July with no reported issues of Covid 19 among 600 athletes. All went home Safe and Healthy. 

We were the 1st in Illinois and in Nation to host Triathlon under the Safe Return to Racing Protocols from USAT, USOC, CDC and WHO. 

We will use all we learned for Abe's Trail Trek and a high level summary includes:

Designated arrival and race start times with a rolling run start

Limited contact points at Start, on trail, water stops and Finish

Social DIstancing at all times

Revised Awards Ceremony and Finish to eliminate congregation. No posted maps.

No posted results, results will be immediatley available on line and winners announced after every event

Immediate presentation of awards at Awards Table with minimal contact

Pre-packaged food to go

Revised water stops with no cups, only bottled water



Above is the Summary but be assured all the details were considered for your Safe and Enjoyable Trail Run or Walk. 


Again for 2021 and beyond we offer a Unique Natural Illinois Venue, Courses and One of a Kind Awards, Finisher Medals for All Runenrs and a challenge for all levels. 

This Venue is the hidden natural gem of Illinois, Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA with courses for all ages and abilities and Subway will be providing food after your event. 

Courses are mainly rolling, doubletrack trails through Jim Edgar Panther Creek with many features to add to the thrill and challenge of trail running.  

There are lakeside trails, ups, downs, prairies, creek crossings, wildlife and Illinois nature few ever see since you need to leave the vehicle and enter the woods. 

All courses use the trails of Drake Lake and the interior of the site for true Forest Immersion, or Nature Therapy as science now labels what we love, running in the woods. 

All entrant will receive a Custom Bib, Timing Chip, Long sleeve custom shirt, Finisher medals, On course support and Awards with Food and Drink.  Register early!  We cannot guarantee a shirt if registering after midnight on November 7th.

Event details and schedule


Start Times

9:30 am – 5k Fun Run/Walk

8:45 am – Quarter Marathon/10k Trail Run

8:00 am – Half Marathon Trail Run

Please note:

Tri Smarter does not provide refunds or transfers for any event:


Abe's Trail Trek has a strict no refund or transfer policy.



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