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Team marathon race planned for March 17

McNABB — The Starved Rock Runners 26.2 X 5 Team Marathon will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Putnam County Junior High School.

Teams will consist of five members, all male, all female, or mixed.

There also will be couples teams and solo divisions, with couples teams and solo runners running one 5.24-mile loop.

The race will be chip timed (not a relay), and all runners will start at the gun.

High school track team runners are welcome, as this event is in compliance with all IHSA regulations. All runners 18 and under may enter free of charge.

The course is a 5.24-mile loop on country blacktop roads, starting and finishing at the school. Chili, soda and showers will be available after the run.

Registration can be done at or

Anyone with questions may call Bob Rehn at 815-882-2120 or send an email to

“As always in the races held here, this is a race that celebrates the running life,” Rehn said.

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