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Rend Lake Marathon

March 25, 2023

Whittington, IL

Experience the scenic beauty of Rend Lake at the Rend Lake Marathon! Join us on 25 March 2023 for a challenging, yet rewarding half marathon in Whittington, Illinois. Sign up today!
Experience the scenic beauty of Rend Lake at the Rend Lake Marathon! Join us on 25 March 2023 for a challenging, yet rewarding half marathon in Whittington, Illinois. Sign up today!
Participants run the half marathon Rend Lake Marathon in Whittington, Illinois in March!
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About The Rend Lake Marathon

The Rend Lake Marathon is a scenic and challenging half marathon located in Whittington, Illinois. Taking place on March 25th 2023, this race offers an exciting opportunity for runners of all skill levels to test their endurance and push themselves to the limit. The course will take participants through the beautiful rolling hills of Southern Illinois with stunning views over Rend Lake.

The route starts at the Whittington city park and follows a scenic loop around Rend Lake that passes by wooded areas, open fields, small farms, as well as various parks along the way. Runners will also have the chance to experience some local wildlife such as deer, wild turkeys and even bald eagles! As you cross over bridges along the lakefront you’ll get breathtaking views across this picturesque landscape – making it an incredibly enjoyable run throughout.

In terms of weather conditions during this time of year in Whittington expect temperatures between 35-55 degrees Fahrenheit (2-13 Celsius). This makes it an ideal temperature for running – not too hot but still warm enough so that runners won’t be overly cold either! Additionally there is typically very little wind or precipitation during this time which adds to your comfort level while running.

As far as crowds go – they are usually quite large given how popular this race is becoming each year! People come from all over to take part in this event which creates a great atmosphere both before and after the race itself. Plus participants are encouraged to stick around afterwards for refreshments provided by local vendors and live music from nearby bands – making it a great celebration overall!

Overall what makes The Rend Lake Half Marathon especially special is its incredible backdrop combined with exciting pre/post-race festivities – making it one unique event that should not be missed out on! Whether you’re looking for something new or want to challenge yourself with something more difficult than your regular 5Ks then look no further because The Rend Lake Half Marathon has got everything needed for you reach your goals!