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Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run

October 14, 2023

Rock Falls, IL

Experience the Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run, a scenic half marathon race in Rock Falls, Illinois, on October 14th, 2023. Enjoy the autumnal beauty of the area while running through picturesque apple orchards. Sign up and join the fun!
Experience the Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run, a scenic half marathon race in Rock Falls, Illinois, on October 14th, 2023. Enjoy the autumnal beauty of the area while running through picturesque apple orchards. Sign up and join the fun!
Participants run the half marathon Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run in Rock Falls, Illinois in October!
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About The Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run

The Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run is a half marathon that takes place in Rock Falls, Illinois on October 14th, 2023. It’s an exciting event with plenty to offer runners of all levels.

The course winds through the charming rural landscape of northern Illinois. The route starts and ends at Rock Falls High School, taking you along the winding roads of Whiteside County and past apple orchards, farms and quaint country homes. You will also be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area as well as the scenic beauty of Sauk Valley throughout your run. With an elevation gain of only about 300 feet over 13 miles, this race offers a fairly easy yet enjoyable course for any level runner looking for a challenge without too much difficulty.

October is typically mild in this region with temperatures ranging from 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit during the day; however it can get chilly so it’s best to come prepared with layers if necessary! As far as crowds go, there tend to be quite a few people out cheering on participants which makes for a very encouraging atmosphere – perfect for pushing yourself just that extra bit further!

In addition to its beautiful scenery and friendly crowds, another great thing about this event is its post-race celebration featuring locally brewed craft beer from local breweries. This gives runners an opportunity to relax after their hard work by socializing over cold drinks and tasty food while listening some live music – what more could one ask for?

Overall, the Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run provides participants with an enjoyable experience they won’t soon forget – whether they are running competitively or simply going out there just to have fun! From its stunning scenery and pleasant weather conditions during October months right down to its post-race celebrations full of delicious food and drinks; this definitely looks like one memorable half marathon that should not be missed!