What: Virtual races
 
Where: Courses selected for social isolation
 
When: Whenever you want
 
Why: Just for fun
 
How: Your (Android) phone is your timing chip
 
How Much: Free
 
 

Events:

 

Extreme Quarantine 5k

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Hoff Road Trailhead
2/3 unpaved, 1/3 paved
Aerial View (Google Maps)
 
Preview (Youtube)
Far away from everything.
Wide, semi-rugged trails for spacing.
Look for a faint yellow stripe on the road.
 
Google Play Store: Quarantine 5k
 
   

Coming soon:

 

Grimpen Mire 5k

Sag Valley Equestrian Area
131st Str. between Bell and Will-Cook
2 laps - unpaved cross country course
Aerial View (Google Maps)
 
Semi-rugged mostly grass course.
Usually not very many people around.
"A rare place for a gallop."
 
 
 

Mysteries of the Abandoned 5k

(Defunct) Lincoln-Way North High School
Harlem Avenue at Vollmer Road
2 laps - paved parking lot and sidewalks
Aerial View (Google Maps)
 
School's out... for... ever.
Sign says:
"Outdoor facilities open for public use."
 
 
 
 

Fast Mile

(Defunct) Lincoln-Way North High School
Harlem Avenue at Vollmer Road
4 laps of the stadium track
Aerial View (Google Maps)
 
Try to set a mile PR. (if the gate is open)
Often, there are other athletes around.
Go during unpopular hours.