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The Dirty South Roubaix is bike race that started in 2017. Last year we had 166 registered and we expect to have more this year. Alto Pass has been so welcoming the first two years, that we will be back there again. We've had a few requests to offer a run. Well, we are listening. Welcome to the first Dirty South 50k Run. It will follow the Half-Dirty bike course but in reverse. There will be a little dirt, a little pavement and a lot of gravel. The hills will be big, but the scenery will be bigger.
People from the far North, to the plains of Kansas, South in Mississippi and East in Virginia have made the trip to ride the Shawnee Hills. We hope to have even more states represented this year with the addition of the run.
GPX / GPS route files will be shared before the race and there will be several volunteers on course with manned aid stations to ensure a safe fun event.
If you are looking for an awesome route, great challenge, killer scenery, beer, food and cool peeps to hang out with for a day, come check it out.
Thanks for your interest!
Registration opens at 8:00am CST on 11/23.
A couple of other notes are :
If you share the link provided to you after you register and 5 of your friends use that link to register, you get a refund of $10.
St. Nicholas Brewing Company is stepping up again to provide the post race hydration. We will also be providing some killer post race food again this year.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
GPX file will be provided for each course before the race. Turns will be marked. The courses will be on open roads, so there may be vehicle traffic in areas. Road surfaces can be buttery smooth asphalt, chipseal, smooth gravel, chunky gravel, mud and dirt. You are advised to use good judgement and make safe decisions during the race. The distance will be around 50k. There will likely be pain and suffering.
The race will start and finish in Alto Pass Illinois at the village park. They have a large pavilion with a stone fireplace, heated restrooms, a little hiking trail and even a playground if you get bored. If the weather turns out terrible, the village hall is just across the street and we will have access to that if needed. There are a couple areas on the course that a cheering/heckling/hand-up group could assemble. Our goal is for this to be a fun event that people want to come back for another one next year. Ultimate goal is a series of races using different areas of SoIL as we have been doing with our rides and runs for several years.
We will have a few photogs running around capturing images at the race.
We will do a packet pick-up the night before at a local establishment with local brews and eats. There will also be morning of packet pick-up at the race start/finish area. There will be cool T-shirts with your entry. There will be cool custom prizes for top finishers in each category.
Food and beverages will be provided to race participants after the race. I can tell you this much so far – It will be hot food, it will be good food, and it will be included with your race entry.
Lodging options will be shared on the event page for anyone looking to stay local. There are many cabins and B&B in the area on the wine trail. Hotels in Carbondale, Anna or Murphysboro aren’t too far away either.