Houston Street in Batavia’s Riverwalk area
The Peapod Half Marathon will wind you through a beautiful and rolling course through all areas of Batavia IL. You will experience the historic district, the Fox River and residential sections of this fine community.
The terrain is rolling but mostly even for the race’s first four miles, following the uphill stretch right after runners leave the starting line, and takes runners past local landmarks like Memorial Field and Engstrom Park, both of which feature baseball fields, open green spaces and plenty of jogging trails.
As runners are making their way between the mile 4 and 5 markers, the race route crosses the river just north of Quarry Park, and takes the field to the other side of the river for a run along the bike path on the riverbank.
The next stretch of the course features the half marathon’s biggest uphill stretch, as runners climb roughly 100 feet in elevation between the 5th and 7th mile markers, along the bike paths that parallel the river as well as along a stretch of the Illinois Prairie Path, a network of more than 60 miles of crushed limestone rail-to-trail paths for running and cycling that lie roughly 25 miles west of Chicago. After about a mile and a half on the IPP, runners then re-join city streets with the turn onto Larkspur Lane.
The second half of the 13.1-mile course takes runners northward up through the city, and then finishes with a two-mile stretch that takes runners along both sides of the Fox River, which makes for a great way to finish the race as the river’s waters flow by and bring runners in to the finish line back at the city’s riverfront.
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