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Starved Rock Country Marathon

May 11, 2024

Ottawa, IL

Get ready to rock and roll in the Starved Rock Country Marathon! On 11th May 2024, lace up those sneaks and join us in Ottawa, IL for a half marathon extravaganza. With stunning scenery, challenging hills, and a finish line that screams victory, this race will leave you feeling like a marathon rockstar!
Get ready to rock and roll in the Starved Rock Country Marathon! On 11th May 2024, lace up those sneaks and join us in Ottawa, IL for a half marathon extravaganza. With stunning scenery, challenging hills, and a finish line that screams victory, this race will leave you feeling like a marathon rockstar!
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About The Starved Rock Country Marathon

Join us on May 11, 2024, for an exhilarating experience at the Starved Rock Country Marathon, held in the charming city of Ottawa, IL. This half marathon race promises an unforgettable journey through picturesque landscapes and a celebration of the indomitable spirit of running.

With its scenic course, the Starved Rock Country Marathon is a dream-come-true for runners seeking a blend of natural beauty and athletic challenge. Imagine running alongside the picturesque Illinois River, passing through the breathtaking Starved Rock State Park, and being awed by the stunning canyons and waterfalls that surround you. The course embodies the true essence of marathon running and offers a soul-nourishing experience like no other.

While runners fall in love with the course, Ottawa itself is a treasure trove of history and culture. As the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate, it proudly carries a rich legacy that history buffs can explore. Moreover, the city is known for its vibrant art scene and charming downtown area brimming with local shops, restaurants, and cafes. Runners and spectators alike can indulge in the city’s warm hospitality and soak in its unique and inviting atmosphere.

May in Ottawa is characterized by mild temperatures and gentle breezes, making it the ideal setting for a pleasurable run. The average temperatures range between 55°F (13°C) and 70°F (21°C), ensuring that you can enjoy the race without being affected by extreme heat or cold.

So lace up your running shoes and get ready to be part of an unforgettable journey through nature’s masterpiece at the Starved Rock Country Marathon. Come prepared to push your limits, embrace the scenic beauty, and embrace the warmth and support of Ottawa. Remember, the only thing more satisfying than crossing the finish line is doing it amidst cheers and applause. Let’s make memories together, one stride at a time!

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