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10th Annual Southwest Half Marathon & 10K Run...

EVENTS
  • Running: Half Marathon
  • Running: 10K Run
  • Running: Kids Fun Run
RACE DATE
Sunday, May 7, 2017
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Location
Palos Park City Hall
Address
7607 W. College Dr.
CITY
Palo Heights
STATE/TERR
Illinois
Zip
60463
COUNTRY
USA
Description

Be a part of the 10th annual Southwest Half Marathon and enjoy one of the Midwest’s finest running events. From pre-race stretching led by experts from Palos Health and Fitness to a post-race celebration complete with live entertainment, the Southwest Half Marathon is “a true runner’s race” offering an extremely fast, flat course with chip timing, pace teams, cash prizes and commemorative medals for all finishers.

$175,000 FOR CHARITY

Since 2008, the Southwest Half Marathon has raised more than $175,000 for area charities including the South West Special Recreation Association, American Cancer Society for Prostate Cancer and Research, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Garden in Palos Heights. This year’s race will benefit the South West Special Recreation Association and the Palos Park Police Cadet Program. A 2010 Governor’s Hometown Award and several years of recognition by the Chicago Area Runner’s Association (CARA) are additional reasons to expect a full field.

Event details and schedule

The Southwest Half Marathon is considered a runners preferred race and that designation has much to do with the beauty and conditions of the course. The route weaves through gorgeous Cook County Forest Preserves, along flat, newly resurfaced pavement in Palos Heights, Palos Park and Palos Hills.

MILE MARKERS AND DISPLAY CLOCKS

Race founder and Director Mel Diab does everything possible to make the Southwest Half Marathon & 10K a “runner’s race” – complete with mile markers to let runners know how they are progressing.

WATER STATIONS

Volunteers will be on hand at 8 water stations to keep runners properly hydrated along the course.

RESTROOM FACILITIES

A minimum of 40 portable restrooms are available, with several stationed at points along the course.

MEDICAL ATTENTION

Two medical tents are provided along the route, with medical care provided by Loyola University Medical School.

ENTERTAINMENT

Whether you tackle the half marathon or the 10k, a celebration is in order! Runners will enjoy a bash after the race in their honor and in honor of our non-profit beneficiaries, complete with live music, beer and other beverages.

Other Info


• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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