Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
3
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3.5
The Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half Marathon is a Boston qualifier USATF-certified course! The course will start in the business district of Schaumburg before touring into scenic Busse Woods featuring serene lakes, forests and prairie. Every runner receives their choice of a short or long sleeve shirt. A medal is … MORE
Local Weather (May 07):
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
 
H (° F ) 65 58 63 50 75
L (° F ) 42 40 44 41 45
Powered by Dark Sky
Find Nearby Lodging (hotel, rental, etc.):

Recent reviews

    runvirginia FIRST-TIMER '22

    I ran the Saint patties day Des Moines marathon run by the same company. This race was bigger, and the half marathon started at the same time. This lead to … MORE

    I ran the Saint patties day Des Moines marathon run by the same company. This race was bigger, and the half marathon started at the same time. This lead to intense congestion for miles 3 to 5. This made it difficult to settle into the correct pace, because your focus became on passing people it in the congested area.

    Other than that, I enjoyed the fact that the race was mostly in a park, and that there was a turn around at mile 11 and 21, which provided a mental focus. The water stops were well-managed Dash my favorite one was the second to last one, at which I received a bag of ice. This bag of ice was wonderful as I ran up the hot concrete at mile 22-ish. I was quite sad they did not have ice at the last water stop. It was a surprisingly warm day, and the sun came out more than expected. It would have been nice if the race had started a little earlier.

    There were free photos, and I am happy with the shirt. There was apparently a fruit cup at the end, but it was hard to find. I was happy to get a full water bottle and several cups of Gatorade at the end, with a nice folding chairs to sit in. Did I mention it was hotter than expected? Heat in the spring is hard because we’re not acclimated at all.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    Bean FIRST-TIMER '13

    Running through the forest preserve is nice. Running out and back on the access road from the start and to the finish is rough going. Pay attention to the weather … MORE

    Running through the forest preserve is nice. Running out and back on the access road from the start and to the finish is rough going. Pay attention to the weather on this one- can be hot and humid and adjust accordingly. The volunteers are great. Was not a huge fan of the medal but did like the long sleeve shirt.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    My Report
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

    1 member marked this review helpful. Agree?

    Please login to reply to this review.

  1. Races
  2. Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half Marathon