Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to benefit your local Make-A-Wish Illinois? The Fat Tire Trail Duathlon takes place on an off-road crushed limestone trail within the Lake County area. This event will give you a chance to get outdoors before the cold weather rolls in, and it’s also a great form of exercise. The best part is that it will help to grant wishes for Illinois Wish Kids. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois! 

Take A Ride Through Independence Grove Forest Preserve

The event features a 5K run and 20k bike ride through Independence Grove Park. This challenging event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 28 and the recommended arrival time is 6 a.m. The month of September is the perfect time to get outdoors and see the beautiful fall colors, so you will not want to miss this exciting opportunity! The trail is designed for all experience levels, including children. The kid’s race will follow after the final wave.

The event will feature a medical station in case medical support should be needed at the finish line, as well as a transition station to help participants transition from the run to the bicycle portion of the race. A hydration station will also be provided. View the course here.

Register today for this 3.1 mile run and 12.4 mile bicycle race! Registration is $99 for adults and $30 for children 10 and under. Stay tuned for packet pick-up information, which will be held at the Deerfield Cyclery (705 Waukegan Rd. in Deerfield). Participants will receive a goodie bag, featuring a moisture wicking shirt with a race logo on front and the race sponsors on the back, plus more goodies to be determined!

Participants Could Win Prizes, But They Also Help To Grant Wishes

The best part about participating in the Fat Tire Trail Duathlon could be that a portion of the proceeds are donated to Make-A-Wish Illinois and help to grant wishes for kids all over the state of Illinois. However, participants also have a chance to win some great prizes after the race.

The 1st place male and female will each win a $250 Rolland’s Jewelers gift certificate, the 2nd place male and female will each win a $50 Rolland’s Jewelers gift certificate, and 3rd place male and female winners will also receive a $50 Rolland’s Jewelers gift certificate.

Don’t miss this fun opportunity to test your limits in this healthy challenge, while also helping to grant wishes for Illinois kids.

If running or biking aren’t your thing, or maybe you run and bike so often that you no longer need a vehicle, consider donating your unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Illinois. Your car donation helps to grant wishes for kids in Chicago, Springfield, PeoriaJolietRockfordEast Saint Louis, and Aurora.

To donate a car, call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an easy online car donation form.

For more information about the race, please visit the event website.