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Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

About Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Running events get started for all kinds of reasons. Some are big-city races with tens of thousands of participants and spectators, while others may host only a few dozen entrants in a small town.

There’s probably no race that’s more meaningful, especially to its runners and the people involved with the event, than Gross Ile’s Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K.

That’s because the event’s host and race director is a woman named Emily Schaller, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was just a one-and-a-half-year-old, the victim of a disease that makes it difficult for those afflicted with it to breathe and absorb nutrients from the foods they eat.

But as her parents would encourage her to do, Ms. Schaller decided that being a “victim” just wasn’t in her vocabulary.

Today she’s a well-known spokesperson for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and an active athlete, counting both running and biking among her passions.

The Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon is her creation, an event to raise both funds and awareness for the nonprofit organization she founded to help in the fight against cystic fibrosis, which is dedicated both to raising money for research and to improving the quality of life for those living with the disease today.

Distances

10 Miler

  • 16.0934km

5K Run/Walk

  • 5km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Half Marathon 2P Relay

  • 21.1km
Start:

Gross Ile Middle School parking lot.

Grosse Ile,us

Finish:

Gross Ile High School running track

Grosse Ile,us

Overview

Runners are set to follow an out-and-back course that makes a counter-clockwise loop around Gross Ile, starting in the parking lot of Gross Ile Middle School and finishing on the running track at Gross Ile High School, which lies just a block away from the middle school, off South Gray Drive.

In between the start and the finish, runners will follow paved roadways around the edges of the island for nearly the entire race, and enjoy mostly flat and fast surfaces for most of the race as well.

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.