Cannonball III will roll from Chester on November 10th at 9AM heading South, directly into the hills of the southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest. We are looking at a slightly shorter route of just over 50 miles, so that we can ensure everyone makes it through the 4,000+’ of punchy climbing! This will be a course that separates the climbers from the mere mortals.
The brand new St. Nicholas Brewing Landmark Restaurant on the Mississippi riverfront in Chester, IL is serving as race HQ and host for the second and third races of the Fall Cannonball calendar. For both Cannonball II and III we will launch from their place and more importantly finish at their place, arriving to a phenomenal hot meal and cold drink (included with your race). We have even heard there might be a special Cannonball brew from their microbrewery for racers of age!
At the conclusion of Cannonball III we will have our overall awards ceremony at the Landmark with a real podium and everything 😊. We will bestow accolades on the top three finishers for each race both male and female and amazing one-of-a-kind custom trophies will be presented to the top three male and female finishers for the overall series. Everyone who completes at least two of the three Fall Cannonball Series races will receive a custom Cannonball Ride Growler, which you can elect to fill with your favorite St. Nicholas brew or any other liquid you choose.