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CATALYST RACE SERIES CONTINUES SEPTEMBER 18

The first phase of Touch of Nature's completed trails officially opened on May 1 after five years of planning, fundraising, construction and thousands of hours of volunteer work.

The Catalyst Race Series continues on September 18 with a day of fun for racers of all ages and experience.

All proceeds for this racing series are dedicated toward the ultimate goal of constructing 30 miles of trails at Touch of Nature.

Stay tuned for details for the Nov 19 – 21 Catalyst Race Series weekend finale.

Event Partners

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Gold Sponsors

Blue Sky Vineyard  Phoenix Cycles     ET Simonds


Silver Sponsors

    Kuat    Joos Cap      Shawnee Trails

   St. Nicholas Brewing     Murphysboro Smile Design

Sabens Martial Arts Academy     Honey Stinger


 Bronze Sponsors

Elevate Therapy and Performance     Wolf Tooth     Orange Seal Cycling

Race Day Information

  • Racers should park in the Camp 2 parking lots
  • Packet Pick up begins at 8 a.m. at Freeberg Hall
  • Race briefing at 8:45 a.m. at Freeberg Hall
  • Races start at 9 a.m.
  • Food service starts at 10 a.m.
  • Awards at 12 p.m. (time may change depending on race starts and finishes)
  • All paid racer registrations receive a lunch and drink
  • All paid racer registrations receive a FREE one year parking pass for TON Trails
  • Kids and Juniors registration fees are just $15.

*Race start times subject to change.
**Race will be rescheduled due to inclement weather.