Hero Run Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, November 10, 2018 • Mascoutah, IL • Course Map

Set for its 7th annual running, the Hero Run Half Marathon and 5K race also features a one-mile fun run and walk, all three of which will take runners through the streets and rolling country roads of this small town in southern Illinois, which lies just a short drive east from nearby St. Louis.

The race is named in honor of and designed as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps severely injured veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to make the transition to civilian life, by providing programs that help soldiers heal both physically as well as mentally and emotionally, and help them prepare for careers in civilian life and stay connected with one another after their tours of duty have ended.

Runners will start the out-and-back course for the race at Mascoutah’s Scheve Park, which lies near the corner of Harnett Street and Harper Road.

From there, the course makes the first of two loops around this town of just over 7,400 residents, starting first with a loop along Harnett, North County Road, Fuesser Road and Harper Road before passing back by the eastern edge of the park.

Next, the course heads south of town and leaves its residential neighborhoods for the rural highways and farm fields.

Once runners hit the turnaround point on Silver Creek Preserve Trail, they head back north toward town along Brickyard Lane.

They’ll make a second loop around the roads north of the park that they made in the first few miles of the race, before heading back around to Scheve Park and the race finish along Harnett Street.

For runners who don’t feel up to completing 13.1 miles or 5 kilometers, the race also offers a 1-mile run and walk, as well as a 1-mile race and a 5K for kids.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in Illinois’s southern corner, about 28 miles east of St. Louis, Mo., and roughly 290 miles southwest of Chicago, Mascoutah typically sees October temperatures that average between 45°F and 71°F, while rainfall totals average just under 2.9 inches for the month.

  • Nov. 10 average low temp: 38°F
  • Nov. 10 average high temp: 59°F

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Hero Run Half Marathon.

Starting Time

8:00 AM


  • $40 – $50 for the half marathon
  • $25 for the 5K, fun run/walk


To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Mascoutah’s Hero Run Half Marathon or 5K race, visit the event website here.

Official Race Website



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4 comments… add one
  • Veronique Vineyard November 9, 2018, 11:17 am

    This is the 4th time I’m driving to get my packet and now I’m not even getting my race shirt. I have to come on race date not possible when you keep changing the race dates.I signed up for other races I can’t be there so can you mail it to me?
    This has been the worst experience

  • Francie Blackwell October 4, 2018, 7:47 pm

    Is this Heroes half marathon in Mascoutah on Oct 6 or Nov 3, 2018?

    • Terrell Johnson October 5, 2018, 10:46 am

      Hi Francie,

      Thanks for the correction! The race info has been updated on our site now to reflect the November date.


  • Alice Mcclain September 17, 2014, 9:03 am

    I signed up for this race way back in May. I haven’t seen any info on it and Im curious where to pick up the bibs for the race. I just wanted to make sure I was registered also since I haven’t heard anything back.

    Thank you Alice Mcclain, Ofallon, IL


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