PNC presents Detweiller at Dark

The most unique XC Race in the Nation on the most historic course!

Friday July 27, 2018 @ 7PM

Detweiller Park – Peoria, IL

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PNC Bank
Running Central
Advanced Audio
Knockerball Peoria
Uftring Autogroup


Over 1000 Runners and 135,000 watts of power make Detweiller at Dark one of the most unique XC events in the country! It all goes down at the historic Detweiller Park – where every fall, the top harriers in the Land of Abraham Lincoln’s Peoria speech converge on this fairly flat field located north of Peoria in fervent pursuit of treasured IHSA state championships.

This Summertime event includes an Open Race and Jr. High and High School races for both Girls and Boys divisions with proceeds going to JDRF and the cure for type 1 diabetes.


Experience Detweiller at Dark!

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See how your summer training is going and run under the lights! Proceeds benefit JDRF!

Registration Costs

Thru Apr 30


May 1 - 31


Jun 1 - Jul 11


Jul 12 - 26


Race Day

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Children 12 and under can race FREE! ** Must choose this option in registration!

**Any child, 12 and under, that chooses to race free will receive a generic ShaZam Racing bib, will not be timed, will not be eligible for awards nor count toward team scores, and will not receive a race shirt, but will be allowed to run the race! If a child, 12 and under, would like to receive the custom bib, chip timing, be eligible for awards and count toward team scores, and receive a race shirt, they MUST register and pay the current race fee.

Coaches!  Contact us for team discounts.  Email Brad Henz at
*Shirts are not guaranteed if you register after July 20th.

Packet Pickup

Thursday, July 26th @ Running Central
11:00am – 6:00pm
Race Day @ Detweiller Park
3:00pm – 6:45pm
Participants will receive an official Detweiller at Dark shirt, custom race bib, and virtual packet.

Race Day

Open Race
starts at 7:00 pm – This is for all post collegiate athletes and weekend warriors!
Jr. High (up to age 14)
Girls – 8:00 pm   |   Boys – 8:30 pm
High School (ages 13-19)
Girls – 9:00 pm   |   Boys – 9:45 pm


Top 25 Awards for each race.

Top 3 Teams in each race receive a team trophy!

For the open race, teams must be all men or all women to be eligible for a trophy.

Graduating students have the option to run up a level or stay in the level they just completed in school.  IE, a High School student who just graduated in May of 2018 can still participate in the High School Boys Race or can opt to run in the Open Race.

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