The Hidden Gem Half Marathon 

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The Hidden Gem Half Marathon
Downtown Flossmoor
2600 Flossmoor Road
Flossmoor, IL 60422
United States 
Saturday, September 7, 2019
7:45 AM
Event Information

Run the idyllic tree-lined streets of Flossmoor. This inaugural CARA sanctioned event is a pure road race with minimal backtracks as the course winds you through the six distinct neighborhoods of this culturally rich Chicago suburb. Discover this hidden treasure of the Chicago Southland known for its historic homes, award-winning parks, world-class golf, and warm, inclusive community.  

A race perfectly timed for anyone training for the Chicago Marathon, The Hidden Gem is easily reached at the nexus of all major interstates serving Chicago with convenient METRA train service to and from the city. 

The race route - officially certified and measured by the United States Track and Field Association (IL19008NM)- finishes in the heart of the downtown village and leads right into the kickoff of Flossmoor Fest 2019.

Runners will receive a one of a kind half-zip pullover, a special edition Micro Beer from the towns' award-winning microbrewery-Flossmoor Station and a swag bag to end all swag bags. Plus don't forget our rocking post party with live music and you can stick around to enjoy the annual Flossmoor Fest.

There will be a cash prize for top three overall finishers in men and women divisions, plus a plethora of awards to top finishers by class. All participants will receive a medal.

So come be a part of the inaugural run of The Hidden Gem!

 

Registration
Race name:  
Hidden Gem Half Marathon
Time:  7:45 AM
Fee: $70.00
CARA Member Discount Applicable

RACE FACTS

USATF Certified (IL19008NM) and CARA Certified  13.1 Mile Half Marathon-Road race through neighborhoods on blocked village streets.  The race will be chip timed with video backup.

ABOUT THE HIDDEN GEM HALF MARATHON

The course is USATF Certification (#IL19008NM) Half Marathon. Water, energy drinks and snacks will be available along the course at numerous aid stations. Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line. No dogs, strollers, bikes, or rollerblades are allowed in the races, please. The entire course is paved and handicap welcoming.  The Hidden Gem Half Marathon will not issue refunds for registration made online, by mail, or on race weekend.

Click here for the 1/2 marathon course map.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION AND RACE PACKET PICK UP

Friday, September 6th, 4:00pm- 8:00pm- TO BE DETERMINED

Saturday , September 7th (Race Day), 6:00am-7:35 am:   Flossmoor Metra Station (north exit)

Online Registration will close at midnight on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. 

RACE FEES

Half Marathon - Early bird Special Before 7/1/19 $60.00.  

Between 7/1/19- 8/15/19 = $70

After 8/16/19 = $80. 

CARA discount = $10

START TIME

Half-marathon:  7:45 AM  (3-hour cut-off)

CUT OFF TIME

Three hours. After three hours any remaining runners will need to move to sidewalks.

WEATHER POLICY

Races will not begin if lightning has been present within 6 miles of any part of the race site or course within 30 minutes or it is highly probable that lightning will strike within the range during the race course or event.

PREMIUMS/SPECIAL FEATURES

Participants in the Half-Marathon will receive an official high-quality pullover available in adult unisex sizes of S, M, L, XL, XXL. ALL half marathon finishers receive a handsome medal. All will receive an official race packet, swag bag, snacks, and beverages. Each participant will receive a Special Hidden Gem beer after race brewed in Flossmoor by Flossmoor Station Brewery and free entry into Flossmoor Fest-a family-friendly festival of art, games, and taste of Flossmoor.

AGE GROUP AWARDS

Half Marathon: Overall Male and Female in the Half-Marathon will be scored by chip with video back up and age group categories will be scored by chip time: Age groups -15-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70—and over,

AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top three male/female winners as follows:

Men/Women

1st Place = $1000

2nd Place = $500

3rd Place = $250

All Participants will receive a medal.

If you won the race or placed in your age group, please pick up your award at the awards table next to the finish tent. The awards will not be mailed out.

HOW DO I GET TO THE HIDDEN GEM HALF MARATHON

  • FROM CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE: We strongly recommend taking the Metra Electric line from the city.  Trains leave Randolph and Millennium stations.  Race registration and start/finish are within two blocks of Flossmoor Metra Station. If driving - take Dan Ryan (I-94) south to I-57 South (Memphis). Exit 348- US 6, 159th Street East to Kedzie Ave. Turn Right (south) to Flossmoor Rd go East to Free parking at Infant Jesus of Prague Church and School. NOTE FLOSSMOOR ROAD ACCESS WILL BE PROHIBITED AFTER 7:00 am AND RUNNERS WILL NEED TO PARK AT Homewood-Flossmoor High School 999 Kedzie Ave. (0.8 Miles form course start).

  • FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-57 to Vollmer Road exit East to Kedzie north to Flossmoor Rd. East to Free parking at Infant Jesus of Prague Church and School. NOTE FLOSSMOOR ROAD ACCESS WILL BE PROHIBITED AFTER 7:00 am AND RUNNERS WILL NEED TO PARK AT Homewood-Flossmoor High School 999 Kedzie Ave. (0.8 Miles form course start).

  • FROM Indiana: Take I-94/294 to Halsted Street South to 183rd Street West to Kedzie Ave South to Flossmoor Rd go East to Free parking at Infant Jesus of Prague Church and School. NOTE FLOSSMOOR ROAD ACCESS WILL BE PROHIBITED AFTER 7:00 am AND RUNNERS WILL NEED TO PARK AT Homewood-Flossmoor High School 999 Kedzie Ave. (0.8 Miles form course start).

WHERE CAN I PARK?

Parking is free and ample. There will be free parking for arrival before 7:00 am at Parker Junior High School, Infant Jesus Of Prague School and Western Avenue School- Parking after 7:00 am will be at Homewood-Flossmoor High School (0.8 miles from start line).

GEAR CHECK

A secure area will be reserved for gear check at race registration 2 blocks from the race start. Finishers can claim their gear inside Beer tent at finish line.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Contact Information:Tom Dobrez 708-267-4540 info@flossmoorsfuture.com

Can I defer or receive a refund?

Refunds and deferrals will NOT be issued for any reason, including injury and other unforeseen issues. Registering early comes with decreased entry fees and registrants should understand their risk by choosing to register early, including no opportunity for refunds.

Strollers / Pets?

For the safety of all runners, participants are NOT allowed to participate with baby joggers, strollers or animals. To request a accommodation for service animals please e-mail info@flossmoorsfuture.com?

 

What is the event's weather policy?

Safety is our number one priority. If weather threatens our ability to safely run the event we will postpone if possible or cancel. We will not run in lightning. If there are weather delays or cancelations up to date date information will be posted HERE and at cararuns.org in the twitter feed box.


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