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Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 10K and Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 10K and Half Marathon

Filled with wildflowers, plentiful birds and other wildlife, lakes, ponds, creeks and trails that wind through and among its many hills, bogs and wetlands areas, the 2,200-acre Moraine Hills State Park offers what promises to be a unique trail half marathon and 10K run along a course that’s both marked by its natural beauty and within a short drive of one of the nation’s busiest and densest urban metropolitan areas.

Named the Moraine Hills “Run for the Hills” Half Marathon & 10K race, the event has its annual running this fall, along an out-and-back course that will take runners deep into the park’s hills and trails. Both races start and finish the area of the park known as the Northern Woods, which lies near the northwestern corner of Lake Defiance, the lake that sits near the center of the park.

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

10K

  • 10km

5K

  • 5km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Water and Gatorade stations are at approximately every 2 miles and the finish.

Award Medals

Place medals and prizes go to the top three M/F winners in each distance. Medals also go to the top three M/F winners in each age group: 19 and under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80+.

Maximum Time

Course support (water stations and course marshals) will end at 11:45 a.m. Runners still on the course after this time will be notified, and should they choose to finish, will be monitored by a race official and their finish will be timed.

Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 10K and Half Marathon Route Map

Moraine Hills Run for the Hills 10K and Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Northern Woods, Moraine Hills State Park

Moraine Hills State Park, McHenry,us

Highlights

Run in the peaceful autumn beauty of Northern Illinois’ premier Moraine Hills State Park. The courses are set completely within the park on asphalt and crushed limestone trails (no traffic!). Expect rolling hills and spectacular scenery. This is a race you shouldn’t miss.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.