run starved rock country 5K presented by Ottawa Savings bank
2018 marks the debut of the Run Starved Rock Country 5K presented by Ottawa Savings Bank. It will be held in conjunction with the Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon. This event will start and end at the same lines as the marathon and follow part of the marathon route before heading back to Ottawa for a finish along the river. The event is a great addition for those who want to participate in the events of the day as well as family/friends looking to do something while their loved one or friend is running another race.
The mission of Run Starved Rock Country is to bring endurance tourism to Starved Rock Country and that is why a portion of the proceeds of this race will be going towards the City of Ottawa Illinois Government re-watering of the canal project which breaks ground this summer. The new waterfront will allow for paddle boats in the summer, paths for cycling and running, ice skating in the winter and a multitude of other activities.
We are also thrilled to announce that Ottawa Savings Bank - Member FDIC. will be the presenting sponsor of this race! OSB has been a great partner of both Run Starved Rock Country and the community so it's fitting that they would help by putting their name behind this new endeavor.