Be a Part of the Southwest Half Marathon & 10K

We are proud to have runners come from all over the world to participate in this event. The Southwest Half Marathon & 10K is designed to allow participants to run at their best with a flat, fast course with only 3 turns. The 1/2 mile Walk, Run or Roll, coordinated by the South West Special Recreation Association for children with special needs, will occur on the main course immediately after the Half Marathon and 10K runners have left the starting line. The final run will be the Kid’s Dash Fun Run, sponsored by Palos Health, and it will include short runs of several different lengths for several different age groups with the first age group beginning at 10:30am on the main course.

Beautiful, Fast, Flat Course

The scenic, green course flows through Palos Heights, Palos Park and the beautiful Cook County Forest Preserves. And IL Route 83 has been completely resurfaced - you'll love it.

Hundreds of Volunteers

Combine friendly, dedicated volunteers and fans with the professionalism of Special Events Management and you have a run that has become known as one of the best in the Midwest.

First Class Shirts, Medals, Food and Fun

From the Health/Community Expo to early morning stretching and a post-race celebration with live band, beer and treats - this is an awesome event!

Health & Community Expo

The Health & Business Expo will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 9am to 1pm at Shepard High School in Palos Heights. Packet pickup will be available until 3 pm.

For more race information or event details such as packet pick-up, parking, etc., please visit our FAQ page.

For more information about the expo or questions on pricing, please visit the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce website.

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