Sunday, May 4, 2014
Be a part of the First Midwest Half Marathon and enjoy one of the Midwest's finest events of its kind. From world class runners to physically challenged athletes who will compete in the Walk, Run or Roll competition, the Half Marathon offers an extremely fast, flat course with chip timing, 5-year age group awards, $5,000 in cash prizes and commemorative medals for all finishers.
Since 2008, the Half Marathon has raised more than $150,000 for the American Cancer Society for Prostate Cancer and Research, the South West Special Recreation Association and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. In addition, this year’s race will benefit the Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens in Palos Heights. A 2010 Governor’s Hometown Award and several years of recognition by the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) are additional reasons to expect a full field in 2014.