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The 4th Annual First Midwest Half Marathon

Be a part of the 4 th annual 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 First Midwest Half Marathon offers an extremely fast, flat course with chip timing, 5-year age group awards, $10,000 in cash prizes, and commemorative medals for all finishers.

In the past 3 years, the First Midwest Half Marathon has raised more than $60,000 for the American Cancer Society's Prostate Cancer Research, the South West Special Recreation Association, and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. With a prestigious 2011 "Runner's Choice" Circuit Race designation from the Chicago Area Runners Association, and the 2010 Governor's Hometown Award, a full field of 2,500 contestants and record numbers of volunteers, fans, and spectators are expected.

Race Details

The Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile race, and the Walk, Run, or Roll event is a 0.5 mile competition for those with special needs. With live bands at the start and finish areas, holiday-themed water tables, and a beautiful, scenic course, everyone is sure to enjoy the day.

When: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Location: Route 83 and 76 th Avenue in Palos Heights, IL

Marathon Start Time: 7:30am CST

Walk, Run, or Roll Start Time: 7:45am CST

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