Saturday, October 14, 2023 • Lena, IL
Gear up for Stephenson County’s newest athletic spectacle, the Pint to Pint Half Marathon, premiering on October 14, 2023, at 8:00 AM. This event, a highlight of the Annual Support Campaign, contributes to the Freeport YMCA’s mission of making programs and memberships accessible to diverse community members.
Embark on a scenic journey through Stephenson County’s picturesque landscapes and tourist attractions. The race kicks off at Generations Brewing Company, guiding runners through a captivating route across city streets, county roads, and the renowned Jane Addams Trail (a mixed-surface race). The grand finale awaits at Wishful Acres Farm & Brewery, where triumphant finishers will be rewarded with an exclusive Finisher’s Pint Glass and a well-deserved celebratory pour.
Expect a diverse field of participants from across the Midwest, drawn to this unique race, which stands as Stephenson County’s sole half-marathon. The spotlight shines on the half marathon run, promising an unforgettable experience.
Practical logistics enhance the participant experience, with racers parking at Wishful Acres Farm and Brewery and enjoying a shuttle to the starting line. Get ready for an athletic and community-driven event that blends fitness with local flavor.
For detailed race day information and communication plans, runners can refer to this link: Pint to Pint Runner Communication Plan.
Join us on October 14 for a run that transcends the ordinary—a celebration of athleticism, community spirit, and the scenic beauty of Stephenson County. The Pint to Pint Half Marathon promises an exhilarating experience for participants and spectators alike.
Race Weather & Climate
Lena is situated in the northwestern part of Illinois, serving as a city in Stephenson County. Located approximately 30 miles west of Rockford, Lena is a small, close-knit community with a rural character. As part of the agricultural landscape of northern Illinois, Lena offers residents a peaceful setting while being within reasonable proximity to larger urban centers for additional amenities and services.
On October 14th in Lena, anticipate an average high temperature of around 63°F and a low of approximately 40°F. Fall is well underway, providing cool and crisp days with chilly nights. The weather reflects autumnal conditions, and October typically sees an average rainfall of about 2 inches.
Pint to Pint Half Marathon Race Results
Pint to Pint Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Pint to Pint Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:30 AM CDT.
The course closes at 10:30 AM CDT.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Pint to Pint Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
Online registration is now closed for this race.