Viking Dash Trail Run: Chicago, IL

Viking Dash Trail Run™ Returns to Veteran Acres Park!

Join us on December 11th, 2021!

2021 News: We are BACK! 1 day only in 2021 unless Saturday fills quickly without a Night option; Choose your Saturday day race distance of 5K, 10K or Half Marathon with all-new shirt and the NEW 2021 Thor’s Hammer or Double sided Axe finisher medal!

Veterans Acre Park is an amazing Oasis just 45 min NE of Chicago just 1/2 mile from the Metra in DT Chrystal Lake, Ill. with a beautiful park! 
5k One Lap 10:00 start
10k Two Laps 10:30am start
13.1 Mile Half is Four Laps 11am start
Plus: The Hill… no words can prepare you for that bad boy!
Indoor Reg/Warming conference center and huge fire at the Finish line

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



Course Map

Distance and Price

through 8/17/21$29$39$69
through 10/12/21$34$44$74
through 11/30/21$39$49$79
through race day$44$59$89


How do I qualify for the 2022 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 2021 through June 2022
  • 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.