We are so happy to have several wonderful ambassadors that have run the Starved Rock Country Marathon presented by Samuel Adams. They have graciously agreed to wear our swag at races leading up to this year's event. Look for the light blue Run the Rock shirts and ask questions! You may just get a discount code from one of our Ambassadors. As their bios post on Facebook, we will add them to this page. If YOU have a story you would like to share about running this event, please click the "Tell Us Your Story" button below. We are always looking for testimonials to share!
I started running in the summer of 2013 as a way of relieving stress and to get in shape for my wedding. I ran my first half marathon in Crystal Lake, Illinois in the Fall of 2013 and struggled the whole way due to a knee injury. But as soon as I crossed the finish line I knew I was hooked and immediately started researching my next half. I found the Starved Rock Half Marathon and considering how beautiful the area is and the timing for the race it was the perfect one for me. I have run the Starved Rock Half every year since. I've never run another race as well organized and safe as the SRCM. I love how the entire city supports the runners. When I realized all of the finish medals fit together like a puzzle I said "Well, now I can never stop running!" I'm completely hooked. It's become my and my husband's favorite tradition to go to dinner at Tracy's the night before and celebrate with a beer immediately after the race. The staff at the finish line always remember him because he asks if he can give me my medal. We can't wait to come back!