2022 March Madness Half MarathonCOVID INFORMATION 

2022 Race information - COVID-19


March Madness Athletes Responsibility:

Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone that is sick.
Practice proper health and hygiene methods for hand washing, hand sanitizing, sneezing and coughing.
Follow the CDC guidelines with recommendations for the non-vaccinated.

Q: What happens if Illinois changes restrictions?

A: If the State mandates a limit on gatherings and imposes participant restrictions the race will be cancelled. Further information will be made available for options to race at a later date or 2023. Hillstriders reserve the right to make decisions based on the State requirements.  


Q: How will packet pickup work?

A: On Saturday packet pickup will be available from 10a-4p at the Running Depot in Crystal Lake. On Sunday Packet pickup will start at 6:30a in the Main tent area with social distancing practices in place. Participants will be asked to keep 6ft apart. We encourage all local participants to pick up on Saturday,

Q: Do I need to wear a mask?

A: Masks will be required in Cary Grove Park before and after the race, at the start line corral and in finish line area. Participants will be required to bring their own masks.

Q: Will there be gear check?

A: YES - we have a tent dedicated for gear check.

Q: How does the start line work?

A: Start Line will be open, no start corrals. 

Q: How will the Aid stations work?

A: Water will be available approximately every 2.5 miles throughout the course. Volunteers will be required to wear protective equipment when handling fluids.

Q: What's the finish line going to be like?

A: The finish area will  be at the High school this year. The finish line and staging area will be in the High School parking lot. Participants will be asked to wear masks after finishing. Runners will be handed their medal and encouraged to exit the finish area promptly. Post-race snacks and fruit will be available in the Main tent.  Awards will be available at the awards tent.