Samuel Adams starved rock country marathon
Now in its 4th year, the 2017 Samuel Adams Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon has become the "must do" event of the running community in central Illinois. The Marathon course will again showcase the scenery of the Illinois River, the neighborhoods of Ottawa and the rolling landscapes in and around Starved Rock State Park. Runners will be inspired by the scenery of rolling country hills and natural rock formations tucked into heavily wooded areas created by the Illinois River thousands of years ago. Also the record eligible marathon course has 16 aide stations with GU at one aid station and Gatorade at each station. The new Half Marathon course is a point to point route starting in Starved Rock State Park, traversing through wooded scenery and sites along the Illinois River, and ending in historic downtown Ottawa. The newly designed Half Marathon is a flat and fast course making for a nice run through country and city alike. Each runner will receive a participant shirt and finishers receive a race specific medal which will be the fourth in the series.
This year we are pleased to be partnering with Samuel Adams as the presenting sponsor of this scenic race! Among other great perks for our runners, Samuel Adams for the first time ever is releasing the 26.2 brew outside of Massachusetts. This brew will be available for puchase in limited quantities at the Lone Buffalo Block Party and will also be featured in three local pre-race events. Keep checking our facebook page for updates on these events. We are so excited to be able to offer this amazing opportunity!