Here's your chance to run one of the 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States! Cahokia Mounds is also an US National Historic Landmark. This 5K Trail Run begins at the Interpretive Center. It goes through the cultural and natural parts of the ancient archaeological site. The course includes paved surfaces, forested areas, grassy fields, and gravel trails. Some portions will be wet or muddy depending on the recent weather. The finish line is directly south of Monks Mound, at 100 ft tall, it's the biggest earthenwork in the Western Hemisphere. The course also takes you by Mound 72 and the Twin Mounds, both very important cultural features dating to about AD 1000. This is a great way to experience the Cahokia Mounds landscape.
Custom logo medals will be awarded to winners.
All funds raised will be used to support education programs, events, research, and land acquistion efforts at Cahokia Mounds.
Timing will be provided by Toolen's Running Start in O'Fallon, Illinois.
Event details and schedule
Packet Pick-up is Nov. 2 at the Interpretive Center Auditorium from 9-4 pm.
Only Over-all and division top 3 placers in the run, and the top 5 walkers will be awarded medals.
Same-day registration will begin at 8 am, race will begin at 9 am in front of the Museum and head south.
The race will take roughly 45 minutes, at which time awards will begin to be announced in the lobby.
Cahokia Mounds Museum Society