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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 inaugural 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!).

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

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 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age group for female and male. All participants will be given a free raffle ticket to win great items. Last place finishers receive a special prize too! There will be much to celebrate at this new event. 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

Please contact Denise Smith at Denise Smith for information on sponsorship. 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

This event 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 (non-alchoholic for those under 21 years of age; all alcoholic drinks will require a valid photo ID)

You have your choice of stations so feel free to sign up with your friends or family together! Please wear comfortable shoes and capris/shorts. You will also be required to sign the volunteer waiver during your registration process. You will be receiving email communication prior to the event. All communcation on the day-of will be through an phone application called Group Me. Do not hesitate to email Denise at denise.smith@smithptrun.com with any questions.

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Schedule

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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!

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.

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.

2 miles - The swim portion takes place in a modified quarry while the run is on a combination of trail, sand, and pavement.

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!



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Swimming

Open Water Swim (OWS) at Three Oaks Recreational Center is every Thursday from 6:00-7:30pm starting June 8th through August 3rd.

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Join athletes from across the midwest at Illinois' only aquathon. Train for the ironman, get your sweat on, or just come to have fun!



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Event sponsors

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