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Great Western Half Marathon and 10K
May 7, 2023
St. Charles, IL
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About The Great Western Half Marathon and 10K
The Great Western Half Marathon and 10K in St. Charles, Illinois on 7 May 2023 is a great opportunity to get out and explore all that the midwest has to offer. The race begins in downtown St. Charles with runners heading north along the Fox River for about 8 miles before turning around and heading back into town for a fast finish. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning views of rolling hills, lush green fields, and sparkling riverside vistas – it’s no wonder this course has been named one of America’s most scenic half marathon courses!
The weather in early May can vary from cool to warm depending on the year but typically stays between 55-75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day which makes it perfect for running long distances without getting too hot or uncomfortable. You can expect clear skies throughout most of your run so make sure you bring some sunblock just in case!
Crowds tend to be larger at this race due its popularity amongst local runners as well as those coming from out of town – there are usually thousands finishing up their 13 mile journey at any given time so don’t be surprised if you find yourself running with others by your side! The atmosphere is electric throughout – spectators cheer loudly along every stretch while music plays over loudspeakers and volunteers pass out water bottles regularly – making sure everyone stays hydrated during their run!
What really sets apart this particular half marathon is how much fun each runner gets to have afterwards – after crossing the finish line, participants will receive a free t-shirt plus access to an assortment of food vendors offering beer, pizza slices, ice cream cones & more (all included with registration). There’s also live music playing until late evening which helps create an amazing post-race celebration atmosphere that keeps everyone refreshed & motivated even after they’ve completed their 13 mile journey! All in all – if you’re looking for a challenging yet rewarding half marathon experience set amongst beautiful scenery then look no further than Great Western Half Marathon & 10K on 7 May 2023 – it’s definitely worth signing up for!