kids running at OCR

The Trails Challenge

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Voted 2017 ‘Best Event’ in Illinois by the Illinois Park & Recreation Association

The RTPD Trails Challenge Youth OCR is a 1.25 Mile (2K) Obstacle Course Race. The course will take adventurous youth throughout the Woodland Trails Park.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2021 obstacles will be modified and additional safety precautions will be implements to ensure the safety and wellness of every runner, family member, volunteer and staff. Read the Covid-19 accommodations at the bottom of this page to learn about the steps and changes being put in place to run a fun and safe race this year.

There will be natural and man-made obstacles throughout the course challenging runners determination and physical prowess. The races are held completely within the Woodland Trails Park footprint so there are no street crossings and we will have special accommodations throughout your experience that will create and highlight safety precautions.

To hold the event, we must have 100 registrations by September 13 and race times / groups may be modified based on race numbers. Those registered will be guaranteed a t-shirt, medal, goodie bag and bragging rights they conquered The Trail!
Due to state guidelines and logistics, there will be no registration taken after 3p on Friday October 1.

Fees per person & deadline

  • $18 per person through September 6
  • $23 per person through September 30
  • $28 per person October 1 & 2
  • Registration ends 45 minutes prior to each race

Information for Registrants: if you are having any issues registering, simply email ocrreg@rtpd.org OR call 847-463-3716.

Time & Age

* Races could be combined and or race times changed based on registration*

  • 930am – 12-14 year olds
  • 10am – 9-11 year old boys
  • 1030am – 9-11 year old girls
  • 11am- 7-8 year olds
  • 1130am – Family Run
  • 1140am – Team / Club – Team Building Race.

For more details contact Vance at 847-255-1200

OCR 2021:  Covid-19 Accommodations:

River Trails Park District would like to update you on our OCR event that is scheduled for October 2, 2021. We want to reassure everyone that we have and are making every effort to hold the safest event possible and will be utilizing Covid-19 protocol precautions and guidelines.

Here is a short list of changes that you will see at this year’s race:

  1. All runners, spectators, staff and volunteers should do a health and well-being assessment prior to the race at home. Anyone showing signs of covid-19 should not come to the park district.
  2. Hand washing stations will be available before and after the race
  3. We strongly recommend picking up your goodie bag, number and shirt in days prior to the race.

We have made registration EASIER! No Verification needed!
How to Register Online
1. Create your account here , if you do not have one.
2. Log in using your username and password
3. Click on the “Browse Activities” button
4. Verify your email then click “Continue”
5. Click on “Recreation Programs” button
6. Select the person that is registering for the program and click “Continue”
7. Select the program(s)
8. When finished with selection(s) click “Continue”
9. Complete payment information

Need help more info or help on registration? Click here

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