The Hennepin Hundred

  • Sinnissippi Park

In 2015 (our inaugural year), 3rd time 100-mile runner Christian Wagner tripped the timer at 14:47:59, Jennifer Lockrem clocked in at 17:48:37, and the NP Chicago Road Runners co-ed relay team smoked the course in 14:13:13.

Wendy Foote, 50, ran a 21:50:03. Mark Bowman, 60, finished in 19:58:06.

For a lot of people, the Hennepin Hundred is the best PR course in the Midwest. The surface is 70% chip seal, 30% crushed gravel or dirt.

NEW for 2016
We’re adding extra course markers in places suggested by runners in 2015. Thank you, runners! Keep the suggestions coming!

Except for a few blocks at the start in Sterling, Illinois, the course is on the Hennepin Canal State Trail. The trail makes a giant, 100+ mile upside-down T shape. (You can see it on the Aid Station map.) All racers run east a little at the bottom of the T; the 50 milers finish at Lock 17 near Wyanet, Illinois, while 100 milers run this section as a short out-and-back to continue west towards the finish in Colona, Illinois. 

The Start—All races start at 7 a.m. along the Rock River in Sinissippi Park, Sterling, Illinois.

The Finish—100 mile racers, both solo and relay, finish near the Mississippi River at Timbrook Field, Colona, Illinois. Fifty mile racers finish at picturesque Lock 17 near Wyanet, Illinois.

September 25
Race for a soilder