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11th Annual Literacy Half Marathon

The Literacy Half Marathon helps to raise needed funds to improve literacy in the Northern Illinois area. These funds help adults and their families. The 2013 race helped to raise over $18,000 that went directly to The Literacy Council. 

The race starts and finishes at Vasa Park. The course takes runners along scenic trails, paved roads and biking paths through the Kishwaukee, Blackhawk Springs and Espenscheid Forest Preserves. Truly a wonderful running experience.

Come for the half marathon, stay for the party! Remember there's a fun filled after-party including food and drinks!




 NEW 10K Fun/Run Walk:
  • $15 Run/Walk + 2.50 sign up, before 4/16
  • $20 + 2.80, after 4/16

Race Information:

Race starts and ends at Vasa Park at 8 a.m.

  • $55 race + $3.30 sign up, before 4/16
  • $60 + $3.60, after 4/16
  • $65 Day of Race


Link to race map:


Runner's Image Training: 

Starts Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Millennium Center from 8 - 9:30 a.m. Cost for program is $105 ($95 for Alumni). Four training programs: walking, walk-run, run-walk or running. Space is limited!

Training Register Form










May 10, 2014

Link to register



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