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Moraine Hills Run for the Hills
September 23, 2023
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About The Moraine Hills Run for the Hills
The Moraine Hills Run for the Hills Half Marathon in McHenry, Illinois is an excellent way to experience the beauty of northern Illinois while challenging yourself physically. Held on September 23rd, 2023, this half marathon offers a unique route and stunning scenery that will take your breath away.
The course begins at the McHenry County Fairgrounds and heads south along idyllic rural roads through farming communities with views of rolling hills dotted with farms and forests. The route takes runners past quaint small towns as well as more urban areas before finishing back at the fairgrounds after climbing two significant hills. Most of the course is flat or gently rolling but there are enough inclines to keep things interesting.
September in northern Illinois typically has mild temperatures which make it ideal for running a long distance race like this one. Expect temperatures ranging from 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit (10-21 Celcius) so you’ll want to be prepared for any type of weather including rain or windy conditions. Fortunately, most years have clear skies and perfect weather conditions making it enjoyable for spectators too!
You can expect plenty of enthusiastic supporters lining up along the race route cheering on all participants no matter their pace or ability level – they are out there showing their support! There are also water stations set up every two miles allowing you to refuel even if you don’t carry water with you during your run. This event also features live music throughout different points along the course adding an extra element of fun and excitement!
Overall, Moraine Hills Run for the Hill Half Marathon provides participants with an enjoyable yet challenging race experience full of beautiful scenery, friendly people and plenty of encouragement throughout your journey!