An Ultra Marathon Wannabe!


Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Painful Elimination is an ultra marathon wannabe.   Run a 4.25 ish mile loop in under an hour-14:07pace.  Easy right?  But here's the catch-(and the fun part)-Everyone starts each loop together on the hour mark.  If you complete the course in 45 minutes, you get 15 minutes rest before the next loop.  If you complete the loop in 59 minutes, you get 1 minute rest.  Get it?  You must be standing at the start line ready to run on each hour-or running towards the start line-if not-you are eliminated!  If you run the loop in 1 hour and one second, you are done for the day. 

After 7 hours, we will CHANGE THE LOOP ever so slightly!! (We wouldn't want you to get bored, now would we??)

We keep running all day till only one is left. Or fifteen hours. We will then hand out dueling pistols at 20 paces to decide the winner! 

Just kidding.  We will have awards for all runners completing an ultra distance (8 hours, 34 miles), as well as special awards for 12 hours (51 miles) and the Full Monty (15 hours, 63.75 miles).  








Limited to 108 entrants. This race will fill fast!!

Where and When

Start/Finish Line is located at the Pheasant Run Parking Lot.

Race Start Time Is 6:00 am !

Painful Elimination is a qualifier race for the 2019 Central Illinois Ultra Series! Runners must complete 8 loops to receive Series credit.

Aid Stations

Course map

Free Camping!

Great Scenic Course that consists of some mowed grass trails and single track.  One road crossing.  Water stop at approx. 2 miles.

Once again we will have a group camping site reserved for anyone who wants to camp Friday and Saturday nights! This campsite is PRIMITIVE - tents only, pit toilets and fire pit/barbecue available.

Here's what makes the Painful Elimination so much fun! (and allows us to keep our entry fee super low) - it's an Ultra TRailgate Party! We will provide only the bare basics - water, electrolyte drink, and ice. You are responsible for bringing everything else you need. You will be able to access your "aid station" after every loop (provided you give yourself enough time to do so!). There will be plenty of space for setting up or operating out of your car.


8 hours - Custom wood medallion

12 hours - Handmade log candle holder

15 hours - WALKING STICK!!


CORELIFE EATERY from Normal, IL will be serving up refreshing, all-natural lemonade from 12:30-2:30pm! YUM!!

CoreLife Eatery has also donated vouchers for a FREE ENTREE to the final 3 males and final 3 females.