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About Us

Dirt Runner is a thrilling outdoor Obstacle Course Racing (O.C.R) facility. We host day and night obstacle course racing and training events in Chicagoland area that offer a unique experience to all levels of o.c.r and adventure racing athletes and enthusiasts. You’ll get plenty of action in our insane terrain with a total elevation change of over 1200 ft. Our facility includes 5 courses with a great variety of challenging and fun obstacles; whatever your preferences, we have an event/course waiting for you. Are you ready to conquer the challenge?

-Mayhem: 4+ miles with 50+ obstacles. The Mayhem course is for the Dirt Runners that are willing to cover some extra mileage while encountering all 50+ natural and constructed obstacles.

-Rush: 2+ miles with 35+ obstacles. The Rush course will be built for the Dirt Runners that seek the thrill of action in a less extensive distance and with a high volume of obstacles.

-DRX Dash: 300 yards with 20+ obstacles. The Dash course is for the Dirt Runners that love shorter distance running with an additional challenge of taking on a series of obstacles.

-Ninja Wipe Out: This fun course will test your balance and speed.  Can you conquer the Samson Ladder and Pegboard Climb challenges? Try not to fall off our slackline, Warped Wall and traverse wall. We also got slacklines, slosh pipes, tire flip, rope climb, and more

-Dirt Munchkin: The kid’s course at Dirt Runner is not like your typical neighborhood playground. Kids love dirt. Let them unleash their energy and imagination while they run, crawl, climb, and challenge themselves in this fun course.

Check our EVENTS that are offered during the season. Come out to Dirt Runner, compete, play and make some great memories. Power comes in numbers. Invite your friends and o.c.r comrades.  Join or create a team. Conquer the challenge as a group and enjoy a remarkable fitness experience.  After the race, make a day of it with all the activities Dirt Runner offers at the main event area. We also open for birthday parties, team building, and family get togethers. Contact us to schedule a date.

The Dirt Runner courses will test beginners and top athletes – Run the courses as many times as you want in the same day during our Training Day Events. Our year round events offer smaller crowds for any race and eliminate the waiting time to tackle any obstacle. All runners are free to set their own pace. Everybody can try any obstacle more than once during the race.

If you don’t want to run, we invite you to set up a picnic and enjoy the food, beer and music. We also allow pet parents to bring their K-9s on the trail during Training Days! Dirt Runner allows outside food and beverages, so everyone is encouraged to bring their own grills and make an all day picnic out of it. If you and your group want to camp at Dirt Runner fairgrounds and enjoy an action packed weekend, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance.

Note: Dirt Runner does not provide participant injury insurance.