Nearest airports

The closest is Quad Cities. It is only about a 20 minute drive to our finish line/packet pickup on Friday. Then a 1 hour drive to start line. Here is a link to Quad Cities airport:


O'hare International or Midway will likely have the best prices. It is a 2 hour drive from O'hare to the start line.  It is a 2 1/2 hour drive from the airport to our finish line.


Rockford Airport is close too. About a 1 hour 45 minute drive

Lodging Information

Camping, 50 & 100-milers
Camping is available at the 50 mile finish line, Lock 17, near Wyanet, Illinois, with bus service to the start in Sterling. Hundred mile runners can
camp at Colona Scott Family Park, three miles from the Timbrook Field finish line where the bus will pick you up on race morning. To make reservations call Janell at (309) 949-2128. Let them know you are with the race

Hickory Grove Campground: located near the "T" of the race course

Hotels, 50 & 100-milers

Near the Start Line: Search hotels in Rock Falls or Sterling, Illinois

All hotels or campgrounds in Rock Falls are a close drive to the race start. We suggest booking your rooms early.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: this is the closest hotel to the race start. Very nice hotel. Phone(815) 622-4000

Super 8- simple hotel, best value. Phone(815) 626-8800

Country Inn and Suites- we have had positive feedback from quite a few runners about this hotel. Phone(815) 625-3200

All Season Hotel- (815) 625-3700

Days Inn- Phone(815) 626-5500

Near the 100 Mile and 50k FinishSearch hotels near Colona, Illinois

Comfort Inn & Suites, East Moline
2209 John Deere Expressway
East Moline, IL 61244
PH 309.792.4660

Near the 50k starting line: Best Western in Annawan is a good choice

Near the 50 Mile Finish:

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Best Western Annawan

Best Western Geneseo: Phone(309) 945-9345

Americas Best value: Phone(309) 945-1898

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