Welcome to Northwest Indiana's longest running marathon. We have a new and improved scenic course made especially to help you qualify for Boston. We start in downtown Lowell and run through the flat country roads to the Kankakee River Grand Marsh Nature Park. This course is an out and back course to make your return trip faster. Lowell, Indiana is about one hour southeast of Chicago, IL. So come out and enjoy the beautiful scenery and great hospitality of Northwest Indiana.