Saturday, May 10 is race day for the return of the Citgo Quarryman 10 Mile & 5K. Race organizers expect a record number of runners to participate in the annual event, with over 1,000 runners, volunteers, spectators and support crews expected to descend on downtown Lemont and the residential streets.
Registration is open online until Tuesday May 6 at www.quarrymanchallenge.com. Registration also will be accepted during packet pick-up at Dick Pond Athletics in Lisle on Thursday, May 8; 3 Corners Grill & Tap in Lemont on Friday May 9; and, race day at Lemont Village Hall. Details on registration and packet pick-up are found at: Quarryman Registration and Packet Pick-up Info.
The race starts at 7:30 a.m. near Village Hall in downtown Lemont. The finish line is also near Village Hall. The event should be completed by 10 a.m., with post-race activities continuing in Village Hall’s parking lot until about11 a.m.. Residents should be aware of runners on the streets and advised that there will be detours and street closings during the race. Starting at 6 a.m.:
- Main Street will be closed from Julia west to Lockport Street (near the VFW) from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.. Main Street west of Stephen will re-open at approximately 9 a.m.;
- Main Street from Julia — Stephen will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Lemont St. will be closed from Main Street south to Cass until beginning at 9 AM;
- Stephen St. will be temporarily closed from Illinois to the train tracks from approximately 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and,
- The crossing of Main Street at Holmes will be restricted or closed during the race.
Essentially, downtown will have similar closings as the car show; but, Stephen will remain open after the race starts and the streets north of the R.R. tracks will remain open and accessible. The Lemont Police Department and other officials will divert traffic around the closures. These streets should be fully re-opened by 11 a.m. or earlier.
Lemont’s residents are encouraged to cheer, play music, ring bells, and write (in chalk) encouraging messages on the street as the runners challenge themselves on the most difficult run course in the Chicago area. To determine if your home is on the race course, review the map: Quarryman Map.
Registration and information about the Quarryman can be found at: www.quarrymanchallenge.com.