Sunday, October 29, 2023 • Quincy, IL
Join us for the annual Tri-State Warrior Run/Walk, 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON on October 29, 2023, as we return to the historic IL Veterans Home in Quincy, IL, for a memorable event that benefits the Tri-State Warrior Outreach. Supporting the unmet needs of area Veterans and their families since 2012, this family-oriented run promises a day filled with camaraderie and support.
The 1 Mile Walk, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon will commence and conclude on the picturesque grounds of the IL Veterans Home, established in 1886. Participants will traverse extraordinary architecture, serene woods, the Deer Park, US Military memorials, and pass by the inspirational Avenue of Flags. The 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon routes present challenges, guiding runners along hills through Sunset Cemetery and the Medal of Honor Memorial before reaching the Cedar Creek Trail. The course then loops back around the IL Veterans Home grounds, finishing behind the Administration building. Every event finisher will receive traditional dog tag-style medals.
New this year is the return of virtual options for the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Virtual runners can submit their times between 6 am and 11:30 pm on race day, receiving a shirt and medal if registered by October 20, 2023.
Chip timing will enhance the race experience, but participants in the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon should be aware that routes cross railroad tracks at the IL Veterans Home, and unexpected breaks may occur if a train passes through. Check our Facebook pages for the Tri-State Warrior Outreach and Tri-State Warrior Run to view all running routes and the 1-mile walk.
Late October weather in West Central IL can vary, so keep an eye on local forecasts leading up to the race. Regardless of the temperature, running at Mays Park and the historic IL Veterans Home – the oldest in the U.S. – promises a beautiful experience.
Secure your preferred shirt size by registering online before October 20, 2023. Online registration closes at midnight on October 26, 2023. For packet pickup and late registration, visit Running Wild at 3502 Broadway in Quincy, IL, on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm. No race-day registration is available, but remaining packets can be picked up in the IL Veterans Home shelter house starting at 7:15 am.
Race day festivities kick off with participants lining up at 7:45 am, with events starting at 8:00 am. The Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and all walkers will commence at the Start/Finish line behind the Administration Building.
Additional parking is available by the Administration Building off the 12th St entrance and south of the main drive at the parking lot across from Lake Illinois. Please refrain from parking on the Veterans Home roads.
Join us for a day of running, support, and celebration at the Tri-State Warrior Run – where every step honors our Veterans and their families.
Race Weather & Climate
Quincy is located in the western part of Illinois, serving as a city in Adams County. Positioned along the Mississippi River, Quincy is approximately 120 miles northwest of St. Louis, Missouri. As a riverfront city, Quincy boasts a blend of historic charm, cultural attractions, and proximity to the scenic landscapes of the western Illinois region.
On October 29th in Quincy, anticipate an average high temperature of around 61°F and a low of approximately 40°F. Fall is in full swing, providing cool and crisp days with chilly nights. The weather features autumnal conditions, and October typically sees an average rainfall of about 3 inches in Quincy.
Tri-State Warrior Run Half Marathon Race Results
Tri-State Warrior Run Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Tri-State Warrior Run Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM CDT.
The course closes at 11:30 AM CDT.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Tri-State Warrior Run Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
Online registration is now closed for this race.