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Fancy Nonsense 25K/50K Chicago

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

50K Chicago

50K Chicago

Start: 9 am
When: Sunday October 31st, 2021
Where: Red Gate Woods

Fancy Nonsense is a 25K/50K Chicago.

A Nonsensical Running Experience

My mind is always looking for a good trick to pull or some shenanigans to get into. I’ve been voted the prankster of the office. My imagination runs wild on most of my runs. When I’m in the woods, I pretend I’m a hobbit running through the woods on an especially important quest.

It’s this combination of mischief and imagination that the Fancy Nonsense 25K/50K Chicago was born.

The course is designed to allow the runner a space to return to the joy of running.  Yes, you will accomplish your goal distance. More importantly, you will smile, you will laugh, you may even be a little confused. You will test your mental and physical limits while I tickle your funny bone.

The race starts and finishes at the Red Gate Woods in the Palos Trail System just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago.  The course will wind you on mostly single track through the woods, over the buried remains of Chicago Pile-1, the world’s first nuclear reactor. If you’re running the 25k you’ll get about 1400 feet of elevation gain, the 50k will get about 2800 feet of gain.

Aid stations will be stocked with your typical ultra fare, plus pastries from my favorite bakery in Chicago, Roeser’s, will be featured as well.

Cut off time for both races is 5pm.

Join the Curious Ultrarunner’s Secret Society for a fun day in the woods. Be sure to join the Facebook Group to get in on the  Chicago Ultra Marathon challenges leading up to the race.

Curious Ultrarunner’s Secret Society was established to inject a sense of whimsy into training calendars, split times, and fartleks. Our goal is to build a community that creates a space for the individual to fall in love with the magic of running.

Mission: To help others fall in love with ultrarunning

Vision: To make you and the world slightly better through laughter & pain


October 31
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Red Gate Woods
S. Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL United States
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