Be a part of the 12th annual Southwest Half Marathon and enjoy one of the Midwest’s finest running events. From pre-race stretching led by experts from Palos Health and Fitness to a post-race celebration complete with live entertainment, the Southwest Half Marathon is “a true runner’s race” offering an extremely fast, flat course with chip timing, pace teams, cash prizes and commemorative medals for all finishers.

$200,000 for Charity

Since 2008, the Southwest Half Marathon has raised more than $200,000 for area charities including the South West Special Recreation Association, American Cancer Society for Prostate Cancer and Research, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Garden in Palos Heights. This year’s race will benefit the South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA). A 2010 Governor’s Hometown Award and several years of recognition by the Chicago Area Runner’s Association (CARA) are additional reasons to expect a full field.