Harvest Challenge 5K/Half Marathon/Kids' K Fun Run at McKendree University

Event Date

Sat, Sep 6, 2014


Lebanon, IL

About This Activity

The 5K and half marathon race courses follow a flat to rolling route through historic Lebanon, a residential area, and into the scenic farmland of northern St. Clair County. The half marathon enters 1.5 miles of challenging climbs in "Hill Country" at the 8.5 mile point.  Both races finish at the Lebanon water tower across from the Melvin Price Convocation Center (MPCC) on the north end of campus. You can walk the 5K, but no walkers (unless you are catching your breath) on the half marathon. Strollers are OK on the 5K course. For your own safety, we suggest NOT running with listening devices.

The Kids' K Fun Run is designed for youngsters 12-years-old-and-younger and is a 1K (1,000 meters) with a downhill start to a turn-around point and a returning uphill finish.

Event schedule and times

Packet pick-up is available on Friday, September 5th from 8:00am-6:00pm at the MPCC and on Race Day starting at 6:30am.  The 5K and the half marathon start together at 8:00am at the same starting line.  We conduct a pre-race safety and orientation briefing at 7:40am in our Main Gym.  Both of those race courses close not later than 11:00am.

The Kids' K starts at 8:50am.

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