Yes, the Quarryman Challenge is sold out.  However, runners, don’t fret.   The Forge: Lemont Quarries has a number of races throughout the year to get your run on (swim on and bike on too).  And below, we’ve listed details about the race.  Make sure to keep an eye out on https://www.forgeparks.com/races.


CARA Spring Trail Chase (The Forge)

    • CARA Spring Race (May 22 & 23, 2021)
      • Chip-Timed 10K Run/Walk

      • Beautiful trail course through The Forge – Lemont Quarries

      • Unique Short Sleeve Performance Shirt

      • Spring Trail Chase 10K Collector’s Trail Badge Sticker

      • Professional announcing by Chicago running legend Dave Kappas!

      • Overall and Age-Group Awards

      • CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit Race


  • Father’s Day Fun Run (More info to be announced)

  • The Forge Triathlon (July 17, 2021)
    • The sprint distance course is still being finalized but will consist of a maximum ~550-yard swim, 11.5-mile bike, and a 5K trail run.  Triathletes can prepare for a challenge that includes:

      • Open water swimming in the natural spring-fed Forge Quarry with a time trial start from the dock.

      • Two Lap bike course on crushed limestone trails and some gravel roads,

      • Mixed terrain out and back run including crushed limestone and a section of single-track trails,

      • Transition located at the Mount, the Forge’s entertainment stage and lawn area,

      • Post-race fun with music and food and drinks from the Foundry at the Forge, and,

      • Unique t-shirts and awards


CARA Summer Trail Chase logo (The Forge)

  • CARA Summer Race (August 14, 2021)
    • Chip-Timed 5K Run/Walk

    • Unique twilight race, followed by a fun post-race party with live DJ on stage, and access to The Forge’s “Foundry” outdoor bar.

    • Beautiful trail course through The Forge – Lemont Quarries

    • Unique Short Sleeve Performance Shirt

    • Summer Trail Chase 5K Collector’s Trail Badge Sticker

    • Overall and Age-Group Awards


  • The Forge Race Series September Event (More info to be announced)

CARA Autumn Trail Chase logo (The Forge)

  • CARA Fall Race (November 13, 2021)
    • Chip-Timed 5K Run/Walk

    • Beautiful trail course through The Forge – Lemont Quarries

    • Unique Long Sleeve Performance Shirt

    • Autumn Trail Chase 5K Collector’s Trail Badge Sticker

    • Overall and Age-Group Awards

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