Mountainous terrain in the spring, breathing the fresh air and taking in the serenity of Central Illinois are what's waiting for you at this year's annual Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon. Quickly becoming known around town and anticipated by hundreds each year, the annual run through the beautiful sights of Starved Rock State Park is the perfect way to experience nature at its best. The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation is the 2016 presenter and hopes to bring enrichment to Starved Rock Country. Gather your family and friends and get your muscles ready for the run starting out in Ottawa, IL. Race-day information includes:
*Saturday, May 14th, 2016.
*Race starts at 7:00 am.
*Event closes at 4:00 pm.
*Starting line located at Ottawa Savings Bank at 925 LaSalle St.
*Participants receive race t-shirt & medal.
*16 aid stations throughout the course.
*Gatorade and water provided.
*Marathon cost is $95.94.
*Half-marathon cost is $85.39.
For those who are not ready to undergo a marathon via participating in the race, donations are much appreciated to help support the environmental enhancements to the Starved Rock Country area. The organizer of the event, The Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, is making strides to improve the quality of local schools, emergency management awareness, nonprofit agencies, scholarships and much, much more.
If making plans to attend this or any other upcoming events in the Starved Rock area, visit Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort and stay with us. Our comfortable cabins and family-friendly waterpark are just a couple of the reasons to stay at our resort. We are here to make your time away from home enjoyable and memorable. Contact one of our friendly customer service consultants today at 866-399-FUNN (3866) to make your reservation.