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Prairie State Half Marathon
September 30, 2023
Long Grove, IL
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About The Prairie State Half Marathon
The Prairie State Half Marathon in Long Grove, Illinois on 30 September is a great event for runners of all experience levels. The route follows a scenic path through the rolling hills and countryside of Northern Illinois. The terrain ranges from flat to slightly hilly but nothing overly challenging. Along the way you’ll be treated to stunning views of native grasses, wildflowers, and plenty of wildlife.
The typical weather that time of year is mild with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to low 70s during the day and cooler temperatures at night perfect for running. There’s also usually enough cloud cover so that you don’t have to worry about oppressive heat or humidity ruining your race experience.
Crowds are typically lively with lots of local spectators cheering runners along as they make their way around the course offering support and encouragement throughout the race. It really helps create a positive atmosphere which makes it easier for newbies who may not be accustomed to running in front of large groups yet still want to participate in an organized event like this one.
What makes this half marathon special is its focus on giving back by donating proceeds from each year’s race towards cancer research foundations across the country; something very close to my heart after losing several family members over recent years due to cancer related complications. This added bonus really gives me extra motivation when I’m out there pushing myself and trying my best – knowing that every step I take can help others fight against this terrible disease brings some much needed joy into what can otherwise feel like an overwhelming situation at times!
Overall, if you’re looking for a fun yet competitive half marathon experience then look no further than Prairie State Half Marathon! From its picturesque scenery, favorable weather conditions and charitable cause – everyone will find something rewarding here regardless if they cross that finish line first or last!