Canal Connection

November 6, 2016 @ 10:30 am America/Chicago Timezone
Jon Bastuck

Due to the conflict with the Veteran’s Day Parade the finish line and course will be closed 93 minutes (15:00 per mile) after the start of the race. Out of respect for the runners who cannot complete the race in that time fream, we will have a 9:50 start available for them. To be included in this start, you must notify the race director prior to race day for further information.

SRRL Crcuit Race.  Race starts at LaSalle Peru High School in LaSalle, Illinois, ends in Utica Illinois. Runners are bused from Utica to LaSalle. This 10 (6.2 miles) race should result in many fast times, as the course features a downhill slope for the first .75 mile streatch. Runners will then enter the I-M Canal Towpath and run the next 4.2 miles on a flat, unpaved surface featuring rock formations and autum scenery. The race will finish on a paved street near the Waltham South Elementary School in Utica. Split times will be called out at each mile along the course. Two water stations will be available with ambulance crews covering the entire course (the course has been measured by SRRL using Clain-Jones Counter Method. Certification with USATF). Computerized Results by Alan Avery.

Pre-registration by mail through November 1, 2016 is $25.00. A $2.00 discount for pre-registration is available for members of: Starved Rock Runners, LTD., Lake Run Club, Illinois Valley Striders & Springfield Road Runner Club.

Registration after November 1, 2016 including race day is $33.00 for everyone.

For on-line registration, go to:

On line registration will close at Noon Thursday November 3rd, 2016

Trophies awarded to the first 6 overall Male & Female finishers, top male and Female Master Runners, and remaining awards being based on runners in 1982-2014 races in each age group.

For more information contact race director Jon Bastuck, 3027 E 3rd Rd., LaSalle IL 61301, 815-223-8988. Email:

Click to download printable registration form