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Starved Rock Country Marathon, Half, and Seattle Sutton 5k



It’s our 9th year and we are happy to be hosting a full Marathon event again Spring 2023. The Marathon and Half Marathon will be Saturday May 13th, 2023. We are also hosting the Seattle Sutton 5K on the same date.

Now in its 9th year, (8th running, thank you Covid) the 2023 Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon have become the “must do” event of the running community in central Illinois. The Half Marathon course will again start in the heart of Starved Rock State Park and encompass the scenery of the Illinois River, the neighborhoods of Ottawa, and the rolling landscapes in and around Starved Rock State Park. Runners will be inspired by the scenery of rolling country hills and natural rock formations tucked into heavily wooded areas created by the Illinois River thousands of years ago. The Half Marathon does have some elevation changes, but the scenery is well worth it.

The Seattle Sutton 5K will start and end at the same lines as the marathon and follow part of the Half Marathon route before heading back to Ottawa for a finish along the river. The event is a great addition for those who want to participate in the events of the day as well as family/friends looking to do something while their loved one or friend is running another race. A portion of this event will benefit local charities and events to promote running and physical activity.

We hope that you come and visit Starved Rock Country again and know that your passion helps maintain the beauty of our area.

We’ll see you at the start line in 2023.

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