Event Information

Event Information

Event Information

2021 will mark the tenth annual Fort2Base race, a monumental race through Illinois’ most impressive, historic and contemporary military command and training centers.

Participants will have a choice of two race distances, a 10 Nautical Mile or 3 Nautical Mile event (11.5 miles or 3.45 miles)

Start Times
10 Nautical Mile — 7:00am
3 Nautical Mile — 7:00am

Nautical Mile To Mile Conversion

“The nautical mile (symbol M, NM or nmi) is a unit of length that is about one minute of arc of latitude measured along any meridian, or about one minute of arc of longitude at the equator. By international agreement, it is 1,852 metres (approximately 6,076 feet).”

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Course Maps

Updated course maps coming soon!

Awards, Medals & Prizes
Every REGISTERED participant who finishes the 10 Nautical Mile (NM) and 3NM distance WILL receive a commemorative medal upon crossing the finish line.

AWARDS
TOP 3 MALE AND FEMALE OVERALL WINNERS

TOP MALE AND FEMALE FROM EACH BRANCH OF MILITARY FORCES (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, & Navy) for the 10NM and 3NM

AGE GROUP AWARDS WILL BE MAILED ONE WEEK POST EVENT TO THE TOP 3 MALE AND FEMALE AWARD WINNERS IN THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS:
*9 AND YOUNGER
*10 – 14          45 – 49
15 – 19            50 – 54
20 – 24            55 – 59
25 – 29            60 – 64
30 – 34             65 – 69
35 – 39            70 – 74
40 – 44            75 – 79
80 AND OLDER

*ELIGIBLE FOR THE 3NM EVENT ONLY

Please note that athletes can only win one individual award. If an athlete qualifies for more than one award, the athlete will be awarded the most prestigious award. (For example if a 43-year-old man is the 2nd overall finisher AND the top age group winner in the 40-44 age group in the 10 NM, he would receive the 2nd overall award, but not the age group award.)

Timing
The Fort 2 Base 10 Nautical Mile and 3 Nautical Mile races will be using a disposable timing chip system. Each participant will receive a timing tag attached to their race bib when they pick up their race materials at packet pickup.

If you are using the single use Tag as a timing device for the first time, please ensure the following in order to receive an accurate time.

  • Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso (it can be attached to a shirt, shorts or a race belt)
  • Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold, wrinkle, bend, cut or alter in any way)
  • Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Stay at theFort2Base Race host hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott for added convenience prior to the race! $89 per night room rate valid Friday August 20 through Sunday August 22.

Make your online reservations NOW!

*Grab & Go Breakfast provided morning of race for all participants registered to rooms under Fort Base rate.

*Athletes must be registered to rooms prior to cutoff to qualify for packet pick-up and athlete breakfast.

*To ensure that packets for all registered participants are onsite, please include names and email addresses for all registered participants in your room *Please direct all questions and concerns regarding the Fort2Base Race and or packet pickup to Beth Salinger at Beth@fort2base.com