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The Catalyst Race Series is back in 2024 with one race at Touch of Nature! This race will take place on the professionally-designed and built MTB trails at SIU's Touch of Nature. The first phase of completed trails officially opened on May 1, 2021 after five years of planning, fundraising, construction, and thousands of hours of volunteer work. This trail system is the fastest and most flowy of the three locations. Although most of this trail system is fast flowing singletrack, a few creek crossings and small rock gardens are thrown in to keep everyone on their toes and keep things exciting. 

October 26, 2024 - The Spooky Catalyst Race

Join us for a scary good time at our second annual Spooky Catalyst Race, taking place on October 26, 2024.

The following race categories will be offered:

  • Youth (12 & Under): This category will be split into two divisions, ages 4-8 and 9-12. The race course will be less than 2 miles.
  • Beginner (13+): This category will complete 1 lap (8-9 miles) on the race course. 
  • Intermediate (13+): This category will complete 2 laps (8-9 miles each) on the race course. 
  • Advanced (13+): This category will complete 3 laps (8-9 miles each) on the race course. 

Registration for the youth category is $25. Registration for other categories is $40. Included in the registration cost is a Gatorade and snack for each racer.T-shirt guranteed with registration until October 4th.