Sunday, September 18, 2016
Held on beautiful point to point courses, the Cat Country Runs will be on tree lined paved trails which wind through the historic town of Edwardsville and the campus of SIUE. All three races start in downtown Edwardsville in City Park and finish inside SIUE’s Korte Stadium. Virtually the entire course utilizes the Madison County Transit Trail System. Cat Country is focused on health and fitness for the entire family! Kids races will be held in Korte Stadium on the track. A Celebration Station will be set up inside Korte Stadium to help you celebrate your accomplishment. The Celebration Station will provide additional health and fitness tips & opportunities from a wide array of professionals in the field of wellness and fitness. Cat Country is named for our high school and university mascots, the Tigers & the Cougars! A portion of the race proceeds will benefit youth health and fitness in our region. Programs and projects of the Edwardsville YMCA and the SIUE running teams that promote youth health and fitness will receive a portion of the race proceeds.
Saturday, September 17th from 9 AM to 6:00 PM
Registration and Packet Pick Up will be held at RunWell, 142 North Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois www.runwellcoaching.com
Sunday, September 18th from 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM
Registration and Packet Pick Up will be held at City Park on the Bandstand Stage, 101 South Buchanan, Edwardsville, Illinois
- 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM Packet Pick Up and Late Registration, City Park Bandstand Stage
- 7:00 AM Half Marathon & Half Marathon Race Start, and All Walkers
- 7:15 AM 5 Mile Race Start
- 8:30 AM 5 Mile Race Awards Ceremony
- 9:30 AM Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay Awards Ceremony
- 10:00 AM Kids Races in Korte Stadium on the Track….
- Kindergarten & 1st Grade……100 yard dash
- 2nd & 3rd Grade………………..200 yard dash
- 4th & 5th Grade…………………400 yard dash
Please park in downtown Edwardsville in one of the many public parking spots surrounding City Park. Shuttles from Korte Stadium back to City Park will run continuously beginning at 8:15 AM. Limited shuttle service will begin at 6:00 AM for those parking at Korte Stadium
Runners may drop a bag at the start. The bag drop will be a clearly marked truck near the starting line. The bag should have your race number visible on it. Bags need to be dropped by 6:45 AM the morning of the race.
Half Marathon, Relay & Walkers
Start / Staging / Course Description
Half Marathon, Relay Runner #1, and all Walkers will start at City Park on South Kansas Street. From South Kansas Street, runners will turn left onto West Schwarz Street. At South Brown Street runners will turn right. Immediately, runners will turn right onto the Nickel Plate Trail. The distance from the start at City Park to the Nickel Plate Trail is a little less then 1/2 a mile. Once on the Nickel Plate Trail, runners will pass through the historic Leclaire District on their way to the Nature Trail. The Nature Trail will take runners to the S.I.U.E. Campus. When on campus, runners will take the Bluff Trail to the Delyte Morris Trail. The Delyte Morris Trail is an out and back Trail through the beautiful campus of SIUE. At the turn around, mile marker 8.4, there will be a timing mat (gotta make sure everyone runs the entire 13.1 course). From the Delyte Morris Trail, runners will re-connect with the Bluff Trail for a short out and back prior to heading for the Finish Line inside of Korte Stadium.
5 Mile Race
Start / Staging / Course Description
5 Mile runners will also start at City Park on South Kansas Street. From South Kansas Street, runners will turn left onto West Schwarz Street. At South Brown Street runners will turn right. Immediately, runners will turn right onto the Nickel Plate Trail. The distance from the start at City Park to the Nickel Plate Trail is a little less then 1/2 a mile. Once on the Nickel Plate Trail, runners will pass through the historic Leclaire District on their way to the Nature Trail. The Nature Trail will take runners to the SIUE Campus. Once on the campus, runners will take a short “cross country” run through the woods surrounding Korte Stadium.