Chicago, IL

Viking Dash Trail Run™ Returns to Veteran Acres Park!

Join us on December 11th, 2021!

New format for 2020: Choose your Saturday day race distance of 5K, 10K or Half Marathon with all-new shirt and finisher medal, then return in the evening for the Night Raid with its own unique swag!

This event offers a registration protection option through FanShield. For the latest information on FanSheild’s coverage as it pertains to Coronavirus, click here.

When & Where

Venue Address:

431 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60012, USA


Friday, December 10:
[NEW START TIMES for 2021] Saturday, December 11:
  • 7:30am – 4:30pm: Packet Pickup @ Race Site
  • 8:30am: 5k Pre-race Meeting
  • 9:00am: 5k Start
  • 9:30am: 10k/Half Marathon Pre-race Meeting
  • 10:00am: 10k/Half Marathon Start
  • 4:00pm: Night Raid 5k Pre-race meeting
  • 4:30pm: Night Raid 5k Start


Day Race Loot


Night Raid Loot

Course Map (Day and Night)

Distance and Price

through 9/7/21$29$39$54
through 10/5/21$34$44$59
through 11/2/21$39$49$64
through race day$49$59$89

National Championships

How do I qualify for the 2021 Viking Dash Trail Run National Championships?

Top 3 Overall Male & Female and top 3 in each age group earn a qualifying spot. Must respond within 3 weeks; spots are then rolled down to the next 3 age group finishers.

Overall National Champion Awards and Age Group National Awards will be given for Male and Female in each distance (5k, 10k and Half Marathon).

  • Location TBA
  • Qualifying races: June 2020 through June 2021
  • Ages: Must be 6 or older for 5k. Must be 9 or older for 10k and Half Marathon.
  • 5k age groups: 6-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 to 80-84(+) if needed
  • 10k/Half Marathon age groups: 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 to 80-84(+) if needed
  • Limited to the first 500 registrants.