March Madness Half Marathon


Now Part of the CARA Circuit Races

2019 First Place Male
Andrew Kaehr
1:12:10

2019 First Place Female
Kristina Aubert
1:18:21
New Course Record

2020 Race cancellation information - COVID-19

​​First we want to thank you for your patience with the decisions that are being made around the cancellation of the race due to the COVID-19. As you know  the State of Illinois has banned all large events through May 1 due to COVID-19 outbreak concerns.  We regret that we are not able to provide refunds to race participants. All of our race expenses (Shirts, Bibs, Metals, Permits, Insurance etc)  have been paid to our vendors. We feel, with the support of many of the runners in the community, that we should still fund the scholarship to the local High School children. We will be able to fund 5 or more scholarships this year to assist graduates with their college expenses.   

Below is a list of Frequently asked questions related to your registration. 


WILL THE RACE BE RESCHEDULED?

We will not be rescheduling.  We spent several hours trying to figure a way to postpone the race to a later date. We know that this is a challenging time for everyone involved but the logistics and resources necessary to organize a later date have been strained during this pandemic outbreak. 


CAN I STILL PICK UP MY RACE GEAR? 

Race Shirts and Hats and Metal (If desired) will be available during normal business hours for the next 60 days at the Running Depot in Crystal Lake 30 North Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. http://www.therunningdepot.com  


IS THERE A VIRTUAL RUN OPTION?

There is a Virtual fun run. Entry form is below.  The Results will be listed on our web page under the 2020 results. 


WILL THERE BE A DISCOUNT FOR NEXT YEAR?

YES. We are in the process of trying to recoup some of our losses. We plan to give those who registered for 2020 a discount for the 2021 race entry, The amount of the discount still needs to be determined, but we will post it as soon as we figure some things out. 


WILL THERE BE PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR 2021?

YES. All Race entries who signed up for the 2020 race through signmeup.com will be given priority registration for the 2021 race during the first week of December.  Regular registration will open on December 31st at 6am.  


I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS

Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@hillstriders.com


Member Waiver

2019 race information

For those of you that still ran on March 15th. there was a freelance photographer out taking pictures. Thank you Cheyne Hanoski for sharing your photos. If you like Cheyne's work feel free to email him here 


2020 Virtual Half Fun Run