From the Promoter:
Cannonball rolls from quaint Ozark, Illinois with two different course distances this year; the short, “Small Ball” Cannonball offers ~25 miles and over 1,000 ft of climbing; a great race for the first-time gravel racer. Then there’s the big one; the more robust “Big Brass” Cannonball(s); 62 miles, over 4000’ of climbing and a great mix of fast, chunky, fun gravel and dirt roads, a challenging course for even the most talented and experienced gravellier’s.
Cannonball check-in opens at 9AM, Saturday, October 19th at St. Noel Lodge, 3760 Ondessonk Road, Ozark, IL. The two races roll out together at 10AM. We will have a delivery for your self-support bag onto the course at mile 12 for the short course and mile 35 for the long course. This is an entirely self-supported event and event staff will only provide on-course support at the designated rest areas (water, your support bag there and very basic mechanical support) or for emergency pickups. GPS course files will be provided for racers and final routes will be published in September.
The race start/finish line is just down the hill from check-in/registration. After you finish your race head on back up to the Lodge where a post-race lunch of flame-grilled bacon cheeseburgers and baked potatoes is on for all racers. We will also have a cold keg of New Belgium brew on hand, arguably one of the world’s best recovery drinks. Podium ceremonies for all classes will follow lunch and custom trophies will be provided to all finishers.