Rend Lake Marathon

Sat March 26, 2022 Whittington, IL 62897 US Directions
Events
This is gonna be Epic!

Marathon

9:00AM CDT - 4:00PM CDT
All the fun! Half the distance!

1/2 Marathon

9:30AM CDT - 4:00PM CDT
A race to remember!

1/4 Marathon

10:00AM CDT - 4:00PM CDT
Place
15967 Golf Course Dr
Whittington, IL US 62897
Description

The Rend Lake Marathon, Half-Marathon and Quarter-Marathon

Gorgeous paved paths,  stunning views and rolling country roads make this course the Marathon to remember!

Rend Lake, IL, located in the heart of southern Illinois, is a natural haven for wildlife and a recreational haven for visitors. Rend Lake consists of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Campers will delight in the nearly 800 sites found in 5 public campgrounds on Rend Lake. Boaters are provided access to the lake through the numerous boat ramps. Beaches, picnic sites and trails provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor fun.

The course the will take you across the lake for one of the best panoramic views in Illinois, before connecting to  the bike path which passes South Sandusky Beach, the Marina, Rend Lake Visitors Center, the amazing spillway and dozens of other spectacular views of Rend Lake.  From there you will continue on country roads winding through beautiful vistas including both Lake Hamilton and Lake Benton.  Finally you will get back on the bike path at the stunning North Marcum Beach area and pass the new Rend Lake Mountain Bike Trails and Archery areas before returning to the Rend Lake Golf Course for the spectacular finish.

The Marathon course will be a Boston 2023 Qualifier.  Official USATF Certificate is pending.  

We can't wait to see you finish your next great adventure with us!

More Information coming soon!!

Schedule

Friday March 25

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Packet Pickup at Rend Lake Golf Course Banquet Center

Saturday March 26

7:00 AM  Packet Pickup at Rend Lake Golf Course Banquet Center

9:00 AM Marathon Start 

9:05 AM Buses leave for Half Marathon Start

9:30 AM Half Marathon Start

10:00 AM Quarter Marathon Start

2:00 PM Awards Presentation near Finish

4:00 PM All races closed

Click below to download the site map to locate parking, packet pickup, start, finish etc. 

 

Site Map

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Aid Stations

The Following Aid Stations will be available.  Mileages are approximate. M = Full, H = Half, Q = Quarter

Aid Station #1 - Barren Township Hall (M-4.2 Miles) Water and Gatorade Endurance.  2 Porta Johns

Aid Station #2 - Marina Road (M-9.8 Miles) Water and Gatorade Endurance.  2 Porta Johns

Aid Station #3 - South Dam Parking Lot (M-13.5 Miles) Water and Gatorade Endurance 2 Porta Johns and 2 permanent park toilets

Aid Station #4 - Akin Water Tower (M-19.0 Miles / H-5.9 Miles) Water, Gatorade Endurance and Honey Stinger Gels.  2 Porta Johns

Aid Station #5 - North Marcum Parking Lot (M-22.8 Miles / H-9.7 Miles / Q-3.15 Miles) Water, Gatorade Endurance and Honey Stinger Gels.  2 Permanent park toilets.

Aid Station #6 - Franklin Cemetary (M-25.2 Miles / H-12.1 Miles / Q-1.0 & 5.55 Miles) Water and Gatorade Endurance

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