Aid Stations

AID STATION MAP- Crew tip- Learn how to use the gps coordinates to get from aid station to aid station. It makes getting around super simple!

Everything that is orange is a link. You will find links to maps, organizations, and twitter/facebook accounts for aid station captains that are posting updates.

Food: we have more food at the aid stations then listed here. We load stations up, and have always been told the food choices are really good. We listen to any suggestions so please send them our way. Thank you.

Bathrooms:

Aid station 2 (bathroom)

Aid station 4 (bathroom)

Aid station 7/15 (bathroom)

Aid station 8/14 (bathroom)

Aid station 10/12 (porta potty)

Aid station 16 (porta potty)

Aid station 19 (bathroom)

Aid station 20 (bathroom)

FULL MAP WITH ALL AID STATIONS TAGGED

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STARTING LINE- Race starts at 7am

Location: Sinnissippi Park, Sterling, IL

GPS coordinates: 41.796895, -89.656911   

Link to race start line

*You can not leave your car at the starting line all day. They lock the gates and you will not be able to get to your car.

*If parking fills you will need to drop off your runner and leave. There is no street parking

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Aid Station 1 / Stone Bridge Running

Stone Bridge Running is located at 107 S Hennepin Avenue Dixon, Illinois 61021. Stone Bridge running is near the starting line. It is a good place to stop for gear if you are staying in the Rock Falls/Sterling area.

Captain: Grace Crowe

NO CREW ACCESS

Aid open: 7:30am–8:50am

Mile in race: 5.5

Location: Buel Road, Rock Falls

GPS coordinates: 41.745760, -89.708706

Tailwind, snacks, water

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Aid Station 2 / Yeti Trail & Ultrarunners

Captain: Grace Crowe

NO CREW ACCESS

Aid open: 8:05am–10:35am

Mile in race: 10.8

Location: Rt 172 Tampico, IL

GPS coordinates: 41.685705, -89.751143

Tailwind, snacks, water

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Aid Station 3 / Friends of the Hennepin Canal

Limited CREW access because of parking available. Do not park past where the No Parking signs are up. Make sure your car is as far off road as possible. Watch for cars, and be careful.

Relay exchange spot

Captains: Gary Wagle and team!

Aid open: 8:30am–11:50am

Mile in race: 14.9

Location: Hahnaman Road, Tampico

GPS coordinates: 41.627802, -89.756988

Tailwind, snacks, water

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Aid Station 4 / Fleet Feet Davenport

Bolingbrook Fun Run Club

NO CREW ACCESS- if you have ran the race before, this aid station location has changed. You will run past the bathroom that Aid Station used to be at. New location is farther down the trail.

> DROP BAG LOCATION

Captain: Fleet Feet Davenport

Aid open: 8:55am–1:10pm

Mile in race: 20.4

GPS coordinates: 41.548856, -89.767431

(relay can email for exchange spot here, no crew allowed)

Below, in orange, is a link to where relay teams can exchange runners. ABSOLUTELY NO CREW ALLOWED HERE FOR ANY REASON. We will disqualify your runner. There is no exceptions. We have security at this spot. Please respect this rule, it is very important.

Relay exchange spot

Tailwind, Sandwiches, snacks, water

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Aid station 5- Susan and Brian Smock- Sharknado !!

>>>Very Limited Crew access because of parking.

Parking only on one side of the road. Respect the no parking signs. Keep wheels off the road. This is not an ideal spot for parking. I would skip it unless your runner really needs you.

Relay exchange spot

Captain: Brian and Susan

Aid open: 9:15am–1:55pm

Mile in race: 23.1

Location: Route 9/2500N, Tampico

GPS coordinate: 41.511205, -89.766613

Tailwind, snacks, water

Level 2  

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Aid Station 6 The Rockford Coyotes Running Club

NO CREW ACCESS

Captain: Natalie Brunson

aid open: 9:40am–3:15pm

Mile in race: 27.3

Location: 410E and 425E, Sheffield

GPS coordinates: 41.457063, -89.778023  

Tailwind, snacks, water

Level 2

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Aid Station 7-15 “80’s theme”

This is a big station, hosted by two groups:

80’s Zoo Crew from Kankakee

Captain: Christine Sroka-Morrical & friends

and

MUDD Ultra-running Dudes & Dudettes

Captain: Mike Farrington

Race starting line for 50k runners

50k Race manager: Lauren Wills

CREW Access

Relay exchange spot

> DROP BAG LOCATION

Captain: Mike Farrington

Aid open: 9:40am–3:15am

Mile in race: 32.1 & Mile 69

Location: Lock 22, 1750N Park Split, Sheffield

GPS coordinates: 41.4008686, -89.7981585

Link to location on map

Tailwind, soup, hot food, coffee, snacks, water

***Directions from aid station 7 to aid station 8

***Directions from aid station 14 to aid station 15

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Aid Station 8-14 / Ten Junk Miles + Flatlanders

CREW access

Relay exchange spot

Captain: Flatlander team- Scott Kummer

Station open: 10:50am–1:15am

Mile in race: first time through 38.7 &  second time through mile 62.4

location: Hennepin State Park, Route 40, Sheffield

Gps coordinates: 41.384894, -89.699362

Link to location on map

Tailwind, snacks, hot food, soup, water

***Directions from aid station 8 to aid station 9

***Directions from aid station 13 to aid station 14

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Aid Station 9-13 / The world famous "MILF"

CREW access

Relay exchange spot

Captains: MILFs-Katherine Zolli

Station open: 11:25am–11:40pm

Mile in race: first time through is Mile 43.5 & second time through is Mile 57.2

Location: Lock 21, Route 6/34, Wyanet

GPS coordinates: 41.3645845, -89.606384

link to location on map

Tailwind, snacks, water

***Directions from aid station 9 to aid station 10

***Directions from aid station 12 to aid station 13

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Aid Station 10-12

Hosted by multiple groups:

Yeti Trail and Ultrarunners and Stone Bridge Running (from Dixon)

Captain: Grace Crowe & Laura Allman

Station open: 11:40am–10:45pm

Mile in race:  47.1 & Mile 54

Location: Lock 17, 1550E, Wyanet

GPS coordinates: 41.3433699, -89.5573171

Link to location on map

CREW access/drop bag location

Relay exchange spot

> 100 mile runners are allowed to pick up pacers at aid station 10. No pacers are allowed before aid station 10.

Tailwind, soup, coffee, snacks, water

***Directions from aid station 10 to aid station 13

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Hennepin 50 mile Finish

Finish Line Manger: Antonio Romano

Location: Lock 17, 1550 E, Wyanet

GPS coordinates: 41.343555, -89.557230

*Race morning pick up for 50 mile runners to the starting line. There is not bus service back to starting line after the race. Bus leaves at 5:10 am

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Aid Station 11 / RunJunkees

NO CREW ACCESS

Light aid station

Station open: 12 noon–9:45pm

Mile in race:  50.5

Location: County Rd 1790 E , Wyanet

GPS coordinates: 41.3433699, -89.5573171

Link to location on map

Captain: Need an aid station captain

Mile in race:  50.5

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Aid Station 16 / Pineapple Oasis

Captain: Jeremy Anderson and Patrick Morris

> CREW access

Relay exchange spot

Aid open: 3:30pm–4:55am

Mile in race: Mile 74.7

Location: Route 78, Annawan

GPS coordinates: 41.4090926, -89.9048984  

CREW ACCESS 

Tailwind, soup, coffee, snacks, water

***Directions from aid station 15 to aid station 18

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Aid Station 17 / LCM Run Club

Captain: Andrew Scheele

Aid open: 4:05pm–6:25am

Mile in race: 79.7

Location: 2300th, Atkinson

GPS coordinates: 41.4398164, -89.991346

NO CREW ACCESS

Tailwind, soup, coffee, snacks, water

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Aid Station 18 / Henry County Sheriffs Patrol

Captain: Matt Boelens

Aid open: 4:35pm–7:40am

Mile in race: 83.8

Location: 1900th, Geneseo

GPS coordinates: 41.4543982, -90.0674163

NO CREW ACCESS

Tailwind, soup, coffee, snacks, water

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Aid Station 19 / Primos Running Club

Captain: Mathew Rivera & Luis Cervantes

> CREW access

Relay exchange spot

> DROP BAG LOCATION

Aid open: 5:10pm–9:15am

Mile in race: 88.1

Location: Lock 24, Grange Road, Geneseo

GPS coordinates: 41.475876, -90.141891

Tailwind, pancakes, sausage, coffee, snacks, water

***Directions from aid station 18 to aid station 19

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Aid Station 20 / Quad Cities Trail & Ultra Runners

> CREW access

Relay exchange spot

Captain: Jim Legare

Aid open: 5:50pm–11:30 am

Mile in race: 94.7

Location: 900th, Geneseo

GPS coordinates: 41.4730959, -90.2622503

Tailwind, soup, coffee, snacks, water-----> Plus Jim's special treats

***Directions from aid station 19 to finish line

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Aid Station 21 / Brandinberg Tavern

non staffed- it is close to finish line

Captains: Ed Mayhew & John Swan

Aid open: 6:15pm–Noon (Sunday)

Mile in race: 98.1

Location: Green River Road, Geneseo

GPS coordinates: 41.4847947, -90.3225753

>>> No Crew Access <<<

Tailwind, snacks, water

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We will be doing some live feed from the finish line! Tune in!

We will be doing some live feed from the finish line! Tune in!

100 Mile/50k Finish

Welcoming captain: Cheri Powell

Colona Fire Department

GPS coordinates: 41.477633, -90.359378

*Race morning bus pick up here to the starting line. There is not bus service back to starting line. Bus leaves at 5:10 am.

Colona Green Rock Legion is the Finish line sponsor. They are supplying soda, beer, mimosas, and homemade hot delicious food. 

Colona Fire Department puts up our finish line tent, sleeping cots, and showers to rinse off in. Thank you so much for your support!