Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
3.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4
Whether you are embarking on your first half marathon, looking for a scenic Fall race, or a great warm-up race for the Chicago, Milwaukee and Twin Cities Marathons, this is the race for you! The Half Madness Half Marathon will begin at 7 am in downtown Batavia, Illinois. Our race … MORE
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    Otter FIRST-TIMER '12

    I ran this race in 2012 -- its timing makes it a very convenient tune-up race for some of the bigger fall marathons out there. I'll get right down to … MORE

    I ran this race in 2012 — its timing makes it a very convenient tune-up race for some of the bigger fall marathons out there.

    I’ll get right down to it, I drank a 6-pack of beer *during* this race en route to a sub-2 hour finish, and so my experience is bound to be very different from that of others. I remember aid stations coming every 2 miles or so, enthusiastic volunteers, and a mostly flat course that runs through various neighborhoods in suburban Batavia. The last long section of the course ran on some shaded, hard-pack trails, and that was a very nice way to end the race.

    The post-race spread in 2012 featured lots of Domino’s pizza and as much Sam Adams as you could drink, and the cool medal doubles as a bottle opener. This is a race that I’d like to run again down the road.

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    dansolera FIRST-TIMER '12

    I ran this race for two reasons: a friend had raved about it, and I needed an August race to avoid going cold turkey. It didn't disappoint. Although the time … MORE

    I ran this race for two reasons: a friend had raved about it, and I needed an August race to avoid going cold turkey. It didn’t disappoint. Although the time of year means that it will likely be a little muggy at the start, the heat was manageable. There are some hills to contend with but the last two miles are a slight downhill, which should make for a fast finish. The post-race party also features pizza and craft beers, and the medal doubles as a bottle opener.

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    4

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