October 2024 • Rock Falls, IL
Set in the beautiful town of Rock Falls, Illinois, the Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run Half Marathon, sponsored by 7:24 Fitness on the Rock, is perfect for runners of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or just starting out on your fitness journey, the challenging yet scenic course will keep you motivated and engaged from start to finish.
Starting and ending at Selmi’s Greenhouse and Farm Market, participants will be treated to gorgeous views of the local countryside, including rolling hills and picturesque farmland. The 13.17-mile course is carefully designed to provide a challenging yet rewarding experience for runners, with an elevation gain of 353 feet and two key segments that test your strength and endurance.
One of the course’s highlights is the Dillon Home to Sinnissippi segment, which takes runners through a serene wooded area and across the sparkling Rock River. The Walking Bridge Heading South segment is another must-see, featuring stunning views of the river and the local landscape.
But it’s not just the course that makes this race so special. Participants will also be treated to some wonderful post-race perks, including plenty of apple cider and apple donuts. Plus, stick around and enjoy live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks as you take in everything at Selmi’s.
And the best part? Fifty percent of this year’s proceeds will be donated to local charitable organizations, so you’ll not only be doing something good for yourself but also giving back to the community.
With its breathtaking views, challenging course, and post-race perks, this is one race you won’t want to miss.
Race Weather & Climate
Rock Falls, Illinois, is situated approximately 100 miles west of Chicago, the nearest major city. On October 14, you can expect autumn weather in Rock Falls. The average high temperature for this date typically ranges from the mid-60s to low 70s Fahrenheit (around 17-22°C), while the average low temperature at night drops to the mid-40s to low 50s Fahrenheit (around 7-11°C). Historical rainfall data for October 14 in Rock Falls indicates an average precipitation of around 0.12 inches.
Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run Half Marathon Race Results
Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Sauk Valley Apple Cider Run Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
Online registration is currently turned off for this event.