Detweiller at Dark Embarks on 2022 Cross Country Campaign

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Location: Detweiller Park; Peoria IL

Distance: 3.0 miles for all races except junior high (2.1) and kids (800m)

Race times

6:30p - Kids Fun Run;
7:00p - Open Race;
8:00p - Jr. high girls
8:30p - Jr. high boys
9:00p- High School Girls 
10:00p - High School Boys

The 15th edition of Detweiller at Dark is an unofficial experience that feels like the start of the official cross country season.  Co-meet director Brad Henz of Shazam Racing believes this year's event will draw the most entries in its history- over 1200 and climbing with registration open up to the opening race.

As for the races themselves, look for competitive efforts from all divisions, especially from the high schoolers. This is an opportunity to provide an analysis of the summer conditioning.

The temperatures will go from low 80s to low 70s by the main events at 9pm.


Key names to watch for are Bella Domier (Grayslake Central), Kate Ahmari (Urbana U High), Holly Johnson (Downers Grove South), Audra Soderlind (Oswego), Emma Smith (Dixon)


Josh Weeks (Morton), Cade Zobrist (Morton), Akili Parekh (Chicago Latin), Riley Newport (Dekalb), Parker Nold (Oswego East), Owen Forberg (Richards)