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Chicago Illinois Abominable Snow Race 2017

January 28, 2017

Veteran Acres Park

431 Walkup Drive, Crystal Lake, IL, United States


January 28, 2017

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Race Start Time:

Elite Heat starts the event off at 8:00 a.m.
Hero Heat (Special Military/1st Responder Team event) at 9:00 a.m.
Heats of 120 runners start every 20 minutes.
Last heat starts at 3:20 p.m.


Veteran Acres Park
431 Walkup Drive
Crystal Lake, IL, United States - View Map

Distance & Course Length:

3.55 miles


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Cost & Pricing:

Individual CostUntil
$60September 30, 2016
$65October 31, 2016
$70November 30, 2016
$75December 31, 2016
$80Registration Closes (Including Race Day Registration)
Hero Heat Participant registration is $50 and Lil Yeti Kid's Course registration is $25 until registration closes.

What You Get / What's Included:

  • T-Shirt
  • Winter Hat
  • Custom Medal
  • Free beer (or free hot cocoa for under 21)
  • Free entry to the Winter Village/Music competition

Course Description:

This hilly 3.55 mile course consists 20+ obstacles over ice and snow covered trails.
Our Obstacles:
ICEBREAKERS: Jump over a series of three walls to get you started.
THE DEADLIEST NET: Scale our 15' high towering net climb.
SNOW FORT: Make your way up and through our 10' tunnel crawl, a small twist on the snow forts you loved as a kid.
ABANDON MINES: Crawl through the 20' mine tunnel, don't get lost at the turn, you never know who may be lurking inside!
POLAR VORTEX: Rope climb up our intense RAMP ARMOR® hill covered in slippery ice.
MINE SHAFT: Climb over, crawl under , slide through this series of walls before the yeti catches your scent!
TOO COLD TO WEIGHT: Here you will pull a rope connected to a 25lbs. stone 100 yards through the forest.
MOOSE MOGULS: Gallup through this series of small hills, sure to set those quads on fire!
SNOW TIRES: Climb over the wall of snow tires to escape the beast...
LUMBER JACKED: Grab a log and carry it up the verticle trail of terror, if a yeti takes your log you get to start all over!
YETI'S LAIR: Run into the disorienting cavern of the yeti, where you will find unknown challenges. Be sure to make your way through quickly, as any disturbance may wake our slumbering Yeti...and there is nothing worse than a grumpy snow monster!
SNOW THROWER: Test your skill and grab a snowball then launch our snow sling shot 20 feet to the target.
THE ABOMINABLE FOREST: CAUTION! You will be entering an abominable run through what is said to be the lair of the infamous yeti!
OIL RIGS: Climb our 15' oil rigs, don't forget to ring the yeti dinner bell at the top, or you will have to do it all over again!
THE AVALANCHE: Grab a tube and slide down our signature sled hill.
LOG JAMMER: Test your balance on the Log Jam balance beam, don't fall off or you go back to the beginning.
ICE VALLEY: Climb our dangerous icy snow hills, beware these hills have been known to trap a few of the yeti's victims in the past.
POLAR BEAR: Bear crawl 50 yards through the snow covered land just outside of the Winter Village.
SNOW BLANKET: Don't let the name fool you, this is how the yeti catches his next victim! quickly make your way through the 12' Net crawl.
THE WINTER STRETCH: Here you will step up on the rope and grab the rope over head, you will then walk across the rope to the other side.
THE YETI: In honor of our infamous Yeti friends, You will climb in and out of our giant Yeti foot print.
CLIFF HANGER: Similar to a rock climbing wall, you will have to complete our horizontal wall climb.
ICEBERGS: Rotating between two cinder blocks, You must stand on one while moving the other block from your rear to your front, you then stand on the new cinder block and rotate to other cinder block in the same fashion. You must do this for ten yards, pick up both blocks and carry them back to the beginning.
ICICLE PSYCHOSIS: Climb onto our shoulder burning 8' tall 15' long monkey bar style cargo net cage.
THE BLIZZARD: Finish the course as you fight your way through an onslaught of ice and snow as our mechanical snow machines keep blowing from the start of the race until the end.

Aid Stations:

One Water Station located at mile 2 and Finish.
Paramedics on standby.
First Aid at Command Center.
Fruit at finish.


First team with all five members to finish will be crowned the 2017 Abominable Hero Champions. Winning team will receive a Champion trophy and bragging rights! Heroes may run as individuals.


Spectators ages 13+ will pay $10 for entrance to watch the race, The Winter Village and the Music Competition.


$10 parking off site (a mile away) free shuttle buses for competitors and spectators from parking.


There will also be a photographer and Bag Check on-site.


Teams are welcome and encouraged.

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