Skip to main content
Shedd Aquarium

Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon and Run SRC 5K

Looks like this event has already taken place.

Sat, May 13 , 2023 • 7:00am - 3:00pm

234 Albin Stevens Dr., Ottawa, IL 61350

It’s our 9th year and we are happy to be hosting a full Marathon event again Spring 2023.

Now in its 9th year, the 2023 Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon have become the "must do" event of the running community in central Illinois. The Half Marathon course will again start in the heart of Starved Rock State Park and encompass the scenery of the Illinois River, the neighborhoods of Ottawa, and the rolling landscapes in and around Starved Rock State Park. Runners will be inspired by the scenery of rolling country hills and natural rock formations tucked into heavily wooded areas created by the Illinois River thousands of years ago. The Half Marathon does have some elevation changes but the scenery is well worth it.

The Run Starved Rock Country 5K presented by Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating will start and end at the same lines as the marathon and follow part of the Half Marathon route before heading back to Ottawa for a finish along the river. The event is a great addition for those who want to participate in the events of the day as well as family/friends looking to do something while their loved one or friend is running another race. A portion of this event will benefit local charities and events to promote running and physical activity.

We hope that you come and visit Starved Rock Country again and know that your passion helps maintain the beauty of our area.

We’ll see you at the start line in 2023.


More Information

How to find us?

Back to Listings

Places to stay nearby...

Starved Rock Adventures Harbor Villas and Suites


Read more about Starved Rock Adventures Harbor Villas and Suites

Madison Street Living Rental


Fully Furnished Short and Long Term Corporate Rentals located in Historic Downtown Ottawa.

Read more about Madison Street Living Rental

Comfort Inn & Suites - Ottawa


A great place to stay in Ottawa, IL.

Read more about Comfort Inn & Suites - Ottawa

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get inspired by top travel stories, gain access to exclusive promotions and contests, and discover even more reasons to #EnjoyIllinois.