Adams County Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, September 24, 2016 • West Union, OH • Course Map

runsignup-blueOn a late September morning, runners will find themselves at the Adams County Half Marathon starting line. The smell of autumn is sure to be in the air with crisp yet enjoyable temperatures that is bound to make for an enjoyable early fall 13.1-mile race.

The race will begin at the end of Miller’s Bakery & Furniture, a local store that sells Amish food and home goods. With the bakery brewing, marathoners may get a whiff of delicious Amish bread and pastries.

The race is set to take off at 8:00 AM and once the starting line is far behind them, marathoners will be able to trek through the Amish community country farms that line Wheat Ridge and Unity roads.

Runners will be greeted by beautiful green rolling hills that seem to go on for days along with plentiful trees. The race will be run on paved surfaces throughout, making the journey a bit easier on participants.

Throughout the half, runners will be greeted by Amish children who will be stationed at four schools that are located along the race route to hand out cold water to runners. By the end of it all, runners end right back where they started — in front of Miller’s Bakery & Furniture.

Race Weather & Climate

Located just south of Adams Lake State Park, about 70 miles east of Cincinnati, West Union typically sees some of its mildest weather of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 31°F (in 1963) and as high as 98°F (in 1983).

On race day (Sept. 24), the average low is 53ºF and the average high is 76ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Adams County Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM


See race website


To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Adams County Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, register online at here.


Official Race Website


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