Join the Half Marathon Community!

Subscribe for news on races, community updates and more!

See on your My Runs page!

River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude

June 1, 2024

Deer Creek, IL

Get ready to hoof it through the picturesque River Bottoms of Deer Creek, IL, as the St. Jude River Bottom Country Runs splash into action on June 1, 2024! Lace up those speedy sneakers, brace for a marathon of fun, and let's run for a great cause like no "deer" tomorrow!
Get ready to hoof it through the picturesque River Bottoms of Deer Creek, IL, as the St. Jude River Bottom Country Runs splash into action on June 1, 2024! Lace up those speedy sneakers, brace for a marathon of fun, and let's run for a great cause like no
Run a Half Marathon This Year!

Find a Half Marathon!

Search over 3,000 half marathons in the US to find a race near you. Set a half marathon goal and get a training plan. Here’s to 13.1 miles!

Search half marathons near you by state or by month

About The River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude

Join me on June 1, 2024, at 7:00 AM for the 7th Annual River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude in Deer Creek, IL! This exhilarating half marathon race, along with a 5K and a two-person Half Marathon Relay, will put your strength and agility to the test as you traverse the stunning farmland of central Illinois.

The race kicks off with a challenging .25 mile hill, but fear not, as the course quickly flattens out, allowing you to find your stride and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. And here’s a cool addition for 2023: a water cannon along the Half Marathon course, courtesy of the Goodfield Fire Department! Prepare to get refreshed as you conquer the miles.

As a runner, you’ll be competing not only for personal achievement but also for a great cause. All race proceeds will benefit the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which has been instrumental in increasing childhood cancer survival rates from 20% to over 80% in just 60 years.

After crossing the finish line, you’ll be rewarded with a well-deserved medal and a commemorative coozie. And let’s not forget the post-race treats! Whether you complete the 5K or the Half Marathon Relay, you’ll be treated to delicious donuts, energizing bananas, and, for those 21 and older, a refreshing beer to celebrate your accomplishment.

So, lace up your running shoes and be ready to make memories in Deer Creek, IL. Check out our Facebook page for all the latest updates and course maps. Don’t miss out on this exciting event that combines fitness with fundraising for a worthy cause. Sign up now and get ready for an epic run through river bottoms and rolling farmlands. Let’s make a difference together while having a blast!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *