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Moraine Hills Run for the Hills

10K and Half Marathon

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Moraine Hills State Park
1510 S. River Road
McHenry, IL 60051

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A big thanks to all the runners who joined in the Moraine Hills Run for the Hills. Congratulations to all who competed! See you next year!

Race results can be found here at RaceTime Info.

NEW! Photos are now available here

Runners can find photos of themselves by entering their bib number in the upper right hand search box. There is also a slide show, or you can scroll away on your own.

Run in the peaceful autumn beauty of Northern Illinois’ premier Moraine Hills State Park. The courses are set completely within the park on asphalt and crushed limestone trails (no traffic!). Expect rolling hills and spectacular scenery. This is a race you shouldn’t miss.

Half Marathon - $49
10K - $39

Note: Registration Limit: 400 runners - Don’t wait!

Registration is now OPEN at!
Click here to sign up now!

Registration opening SOON!

Registration is limited to 400 participants. Registration will close when that number is reached or at midnight Sunday, September 27, 2016. whichever comes first.

NEW: If space remains, in person registration 10 AM - 8 PM, Monday 9/28 - Friday 10/02 at Running Depot, 30-H Williams St., Crystal Lake, IL. (Registration Fee: $50 for the half-marathon, $40 for the 10k, cash or check only please). Check this website to see if space remains after online registration closes.

Same day registration:
Please check this website before coming out to the park on race day.
Same day registration at the Moraine Hills State Park race site opens at 7:15 AM. (Registration Fee: $50 for the half-marathon, $40 - for the 10k, cash or check only please)

8:30 a.m.for both distances (wave start by PACE, faster runners first)

NOTE: Course support (water stations and course marshals) will end at 11:45 a.m. Runners still on the course after this time will be notified, and should they choose to finish, will be monitored by a race official and their finish will be timed.

All runners receive our signature “keychain” finisher medal, a L/S tech shirt, post-race nutrition, and a great bag of goodies. Place medals and prizes go to the top three M/F winners in each distance. Medals also go to the top three M/F winners in each age group: 19 and under, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80+.

Water and Gatorade stations are at approximately every 2 miles and the finish.

Sponsored by the Friends of Moraine Hills State Park, all proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the education programs and visitor services at Moraine Hills State Park. The Friends have also set up an annual scholarship program for students of environmental studies.

Contact info:

NEW: Thursday, 10/01 and Friday, 10/02, 10 AM - 8 PM at The Running Depot, 30-H Williams St., Crystal Lake, IL. Click here for a map to the The Running Depot

Begins at 7:15 AM at the Northern Woods race site shelter.

The park gates will open at 7:00 AM (NO EARLIER, PLEASE!). Please obey the park speed limit of 20 MPH. Most participants will find parking space near the race start/finish site at Northern Woods. A shuttle bus will run for those who must park farther away.

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