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Galena River Fall Half Marathon

October 28, 2023

Galena, IL

Come join us for the Galena River Fall Half Marathon on 28 October, 2023! Run through the beautiful countryside of Galena, Illinois and experience the autumn colors! Don't miss this exciting event!
Come join us for the Galena River Fall Half Marathon on 28 October, 2023! Run through the beautiful countryside of Galena, Illinois and experience the autumn colors! Don't miss this exciting event!
Participants run the half marathon Galena River Fall Half Marathon in Galena, Illinois in October!
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About The Galena River Fall Half Marathon

The Galena River Fall Half Marathon is a beautiful race that takes place in the charming and historic town of Galena, Illinois. It’s held on the last weekend of October each year and offers runners an opportunity to explore a unique route with gorgeous scenery.

The course starts near downtown Galena at Eagle Ridge Resort and travels southwest through rolling hills, small towns, and open farmland along the banks of the picturesque Galena River. The terrain is mostly flat, making it ideal for all levels of runners from beginners to experienced athletes.

Runners will enjoy breathtaking views throughout their journey as they take in some of the most stunning vistas in Illinois including lush fields, majestic bluffs overlooking the river valley below, and colorful autumn foliage that lines both sides of the road when fall arrives.

In terms of weather conditions for race day, temperatures can range anywhere from 30-50F depending on what time of year you visit so be sure to dress appropriately! Generally speaking though temperatures tend to remain mild during this time period so you should have no problem completing your run comfortably if you plan accordingly. The crowds are typically quite large due to its popularity among locals but also many visitors who come out just for this special event every year!

Overall it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a half marathon experience unlike any other! From its unique location nestled between two rivers and surrounded by natural beauty as far as your eye can see – there’s something truly magical about running this course that makes it stand out above all else! So go ahead – lace up those sneakers & get ready for one amazing adventure at the annual Galena River Fall Half Marathon next October 28th 2023!!