The race will begin just outside of Running Excels -Frankfort on the Old Plank Trail. Sponsor booths and gear check will be located on the Breidert Green. Running Excels Frankfort 24 W Elwood Frankfort, IL 60423
The chip timed Frankfort Half Marathon will begin and end in the beautiful historic district of downtown Frankfort. The race will commence right outside the door of Running Excels on the Old Plank Trail and run westward. After 2.7 miles of running on the scenic, tree-lined Old Plank Trail, the racers will turn off into the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve. The rolling hills of the forest preserve will provide a picturesque tour for the runners as they reach the halfway and turn-around point in the race. The runners will then proceed back through the forest preserve and to the Old Plank Trail for their final journey towards the finish line and the post-race party on the Breidert Green.
FREE PARKING! Free parking is available at the parking lot on the East side of White St. at Elwood and at the lot on White St. and Kansas St. in downtown Frankfort. Runners and spectators are also allowed to park in Running Excels' parking lot at 24 Elwood St.
All finishers will receive a custom medal. The awards ceremony will commence at 10 a.m. on the Breidert Green. The overall male and female finishers as well the top three in each age group will receive awards. We invite runners and their families to stick around after the race to enjoy live music and sponsor booths on the Breidert Green. Take your race bibs to several of the local restaurants for food and drink specials following the post-race party.