Located at Olson Lake Beach inside Rock Cut State Park in Rockford, Illinois.
The park will open at 4:30 AM the day of the race.
The primary entrance to Olson Lake is from Harlem Road which runs east-west along the south side of the park. There will be a limited amount of parking at the main venue, however, those utilizing this parking will not be able to leave until the race is finished. Parking at the venue will be open until it has filled or until 6:15 at which time no other vehicle traffic besides the race officials will be allowed through to the race site. If you foresee the need to leave before the race has completed (approx. 11:30), you will need to park across Harlem Road from the entrance in the overflow area. It is approx. a 1/2 mile walk to the venue.
From the South: Continue North (West) on I-90/ I-39 and exit at Riverside Blvd. Head west for one block. Turn right (North) on Harvey Road ( Road Ranger gas station). Follow Harvey Road to where it “T’s” in to Harlem Road and turn right. Follow Harlem Road until you cross over I-90/ I-39, the park entrance is on your left and overflow parking will be on your right.
From the North: Exit I-90/ I-39 at Hwy 173 and head West to the park entrance (approx 1/4 mile). Follow the signs to Olson Lake
From the East (Chicago area): Follow I-90/ I-39 and the directions as if coming from the South.
From the West: Take Bypass Hwy 20 around the south edge of Rockford. At the I-39 interchange, Hwy 20 shares the road with I-39. Stay on I-39 North (towards Wisconsin) and then follow the directions as if coming from the South