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Illinois' only aquathon, including trail running and open swimming, at distances from beginner to Ironman.
At Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake.
Join us:

Swim. Run. Persevere. Have fun!

Join athletes from across the Chicagoland area for this one-of-a-kind performance event.



Illinois' Only Aquathon

The second annual Crystal Lake Aquathon will be taking place within the ideal confines of Three Oaks Recreational Center in Crystal Lake, IL. As the only aquathon in the state of Illinois, this race will offer 3 options:

  • Sprint Distance (500m swim, 5k run)
  • Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 10k run)
  • Iron Distance Swim Only (2 miles)

The swim portion takes place in a modified quarry (swim around 3 islands!) while the run is on a combination of trail, sand, and pavement (and even a bridge!). Follow these links to view course maps for the 2017 run, 500m swim, 1500m swim, and 2 mile swim. 2018 courses subject to modification.

The Crystal Lake Aquation is a proud supporter of Girls on the Run.

View 2017 Results

Interested in what you would have received for being a part of the 2017 Crystal Lake Aquathon? Check out the Top Finishers Prizes and Participant Swag for a little motivation for this year's race!

After-Party

Come for the race, stay for the fun at the awards ceremony/after-party hosted by The Quarry Cable Park. Awards will be given to top male and female finishers in each age group for each event. All participants will be given a free raffle ticket for a chance win great items. Last place finishers receive a special prize too! Stay after to enjoy all that Three Oaks has to offer: swimming, sailboat and paddle board rentals, scuba diving, children's playground/splash park, volleyball, fishing, and fun in the sun!

Sponsorship Opportunities

To inquire about opportunities for the 2018 Crystal Lake Aquathon, please contact Denise Smith at denise.smith@smithptrun.com for information. Levels include:

  • $1000 "Ironman Distance": large banner at start and finish line, >20 mentions during the race, special recognition at the award ceremony, prominent placement on website and registration site, logo on volunteer shirts, sponsor table at event
  • $500 "Olympic Distance": signage along the race, >10 mentions during the race, special recognition at the award ceremony, name/logo/link on website, logo on volunteer shirt, sponsor table at event
  • $250 "Sprint Distance": >5 mentions during the race, name/logo/link on the website, logo on volunteer shirt, sponsor table at event
  • $100 "Dash Distance": mention at the beginning and end of race, name on volunteer shirt, sponsor table at event
  • In Kind Donations: raffle prizes, food items, drink items - please email to brainstorm!
Download Sponsorship Fact Sheet

Volunteer Opportunities

We are blown away by your willingness to help with this event - it would not be happening without you! As a thank you for donating your time and talent, all volunteers will receive:

  • Volunteer tech t-shirt
  • Breakfast
  • Water
  • Drink Ticket for the after party (Alcoholic drinks will require a valid photo ID. Non-alcoholic drinks also available.)

Check back for volunteer sign-ups for the 2018 Crystal Lake Aquathon, or feel free to email Denise at denise.smith@smithptrun.com with any questions.

2017 Aquathon Photos

Thank you to all of our 2017 participants. We had a blast and we look forward to seeing you next year. Special thanks to our photographers for capturing the event!


 

2018 Schedule

Schedule pending race and site approval. Please check back often for updates.



6:00 - 7:00 AM
Get Ready! 

Registration opens
Transition area opens
Gear check opens

REGISTRATION CLOSES PROMPTLY @ 7:00 AM

No exceptions...the race is about to start!

1500m swim, 10k run - The swim portion takes place in a modified quarry while the run is on a combination of trail, sand, and pavement. Check out the 2017 run course and the swim course. 2018 courses subject to modification.

500m swim, 5k run - The swim portion takes place in a modified quarry while the run is on a combination of trail, sand, and pavement. Check out the 2017 run course and the swim course. 2018 courses subject to modification.

2 miles - The swim takes place in a modified quarry. For a map of the 2017 course, click here. 2018 courses subject to modification.

9:00 AM
After Party at The Quarry Cable Park! 

Awards will be given approximately 10 minutes after the last runners cross the finish line.

Any remaining items will be taken to the registration area (any items not picked up by 11:00 AM will be donated to Home of the Sparrow)

Training

Get ready for the race!



Running

Want to learn to run faster, longer or without injury? Schedule an appoitment for running technique training at Smith Physical Therapy and Running Academy.


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Swimming

Take advantage of Open Water Swim (OWS) at Three Oaks Recreational Area! Occurs every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:30pm (June 1st - August 10th) and on Saturday, July 29 from 8:00am - 9:30am.

View 2017 Resules

Congratulations on conquering the 2017 Crystal Lake Aquation! Be on the lookout for 2018 registration this spring!



View Results

Event sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Aquathon? Download the Sponsorship Fact Sheet.