Filled with rolling hills and views of the mighty Mississippi River as runners are heading toward the finish line, the all-new Galena Lead Rush Half Marathon makes its fourth annual running on the state’s road race calendar in November of 2014, along a route that starts near the ski slopes of the Chestnut Mountain Resort, which is spread across some 220 acres along the river in northwestern Illinois. From there, runners make a roughly figure-eight-shaped loop and finish the race along the banks of the Mississippi River.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.