Alpine Races Half Marathon
15 September 2019
Set for its annual running along the neighborhood streets and subdivisions of this suburb of Chicago — which has been recognized as one of the country’s best places to live and raise a family by publications ranging from Frommer’s to U.S. News & World Report — the Lake Zurich Alpine Races features a half marathon, 5K and a one-mile race for kids.
Runners start the out-and-back course for the half marathon at the Barn in Paulus Park, which lies along the southwest corner of Lake Zurich, the lake from which this village of about 18,000 residents takes its name.From there, the course heads around the southern end of the lake and then into the neighborhoods between Summit Road and Old McHenry Road, and then between Old McHenry and North Fairfield Road.The course runs past the Lake Zurich Golf Club, Brierwood Park and Copperfield Park on its way toward the Copperfield neighborhood, where runners will make a loop around the subdivision and then start heading back along the route they’ve just run, back toward Lake Zurich.This occasionally hilly course has really only mild changes in elevation throughout, and runners finish the race back where they started, at the Barn in Paulus Park.
Parking is free and ample. Look for the volunteers with arrow signs.
A secure area will be reserved for gear check inside the Paulus Park Barn, located near the registration area. We are not responsible for valuables left in gear check.
Overall Male and Female in the Half-Marathon and 5k, And age group categories: 14 & Under,15-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74,75-79, 80 and over. Youth mile age groups: 6 and Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. AWARDS: Awards will given to the top three male/female in each age category and each youth mile age category.
3 hour cut-off.
Gatorade, Water, and time splits will be available along the course. Food and drinks will be available to participants at the finish line.