Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon

Join us on 11/04/2024

(race date estimated)

Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon Race Description

Filled with rolling hills and views of the mighty Mississippi River, the Galena Lead Rush Half Marathon makes its way along a route that starts and finishes near the ski slopes of the Chestnut Mountain Resort.

The half marathon follows a course that starts near the entrance to the ski area on Chestnut Mountain Road. From there, runners head east along Chestnut Mountain Road for just over a mile until they meet up with Blackjack Road.

The terrain remains largely flat for these first few miles and then the course introduces some hills after runners make a few turns.

Runners can expect a gradual uphill over the next few miles as they headnorth, followed by another big downhill descent. From there begins a stretch in which the course loses nearly 400 feet in elevation, as runners head in the direction of the river.

The final few miles of the race, along Sand Hill and South River Roads, are nearly all flat as they unfold with gorgeous views of both the water on one side and the mountains and ski slopes on the other as they cross the finish line.


Get ready for the Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon

Share this Galena Race




Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon location map image

    Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon Where & When

  • Location: Galena, IL 61036
  • Race Date: 2017/11/04 09:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • 1/2 Marathon

Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon Reviews

0 - 0 reviews

Be the first to review Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon



Other Races You May Want to Consider

Bike to the Beat

 - Aug 3rd, 2024
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2024 Take your pick from TWO starting locations - Combined Locks or De Pere - and several options for distance.  Check out all the details here!   COMMUNITY GIVE BACK Your donation goes further than y... read more

Run Madtown

 - May 25th, 2025
How do we kick off summer in Madison?  We RUN MADTOWN! Join us on Saturday May 24th for the Twilight 5K.  This family friendly event is perfect for runners, walkers, pets and strollers as you run through the University of Wisconsin! On Sun... read more

Faj Squad 5K

 - Jun 29th, 2024
Join the Michael W. Oglesby Foundation Saturday, June 29th, 2024 @ 8:00am in the fight against pancreatic cancer, through our 5K event and post-race fundraising activities! The race starts and ends at Theisen's Supply 6201 Chavenelle Rd, Dubuque, IA... read more

Old Fashioned Gravel

 - Oct 5th, 2024
The Old Fashioned Gravel ride/race is a new event coming at you in 2024! We are fortunate enough to have some of the best gravel riding in the Midwest and have put together four routes to show off the local terrain. As with all of our rides, we offe... read more

Cliff Runner 10K

 - Jul 21st, 2024
    Come run the Cliff Runner 10K race in Sherwood July 23rd, 2023. 10:00 am start This is an extreme 10k trail run of mostly single track trails.It is designed to take you through the most challenging sections of the High Cliff State Park... read more

Run for the Bagel

 - Jul 20th, 2024
The Mattoon Area Family YMCA will host the 37th annual Run for the Bagel on Saturday, July 20, 2024! Packet-Pickup Race packets may be picked up at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA on Friday, July 19th from 12:00-6:00pm.  We will also have pac... read more

Lake Geneva, WI Challenge

 - Nov 30th, 2024
"Many have tried, few have succeeded."  A self-guided run, walk or hike challenge around Lake Geneva. TYPE of Event: Remote Runners DISTANCE: 21+ Miles START: Elm Park, Lake Geneva, WI REGISTER: http://GenevaLakeChallenge.run  RE... read more

Trails to Ales 5K

 - Jul 20th, 2024
    Expierence Burlington http://TrailsToAles.5k.run  BECOME A SPONSOR  Address: 500 Bridge Street Burlington WI  Join us for the 4th annual TRAILS to ALES 5K in Burlington WI.  Outside crafters and vendors will... read more

Princeville Heritage Days 5K Run/Walk

 - Jun 29th, 2024
  St. Jude Princeville to Peoria 5K Run/Walk Saturday, JUNE 29, 2024 Registration & packet pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. & ends at 7:45 a.m. at Princeville Village Hall/LME Library. Race begins at 8:00 a.m.  Register by June... read more

Annual Tyler 'Smitty' Smith 5K

 - Sep 15th, 2024
  This event is a memorial run/walk for Tyler (Smitty) Smith who tragically passed on 9/15/18. Tyler loved competing in races so we are hosting this event to keep Tyler's memory alive and to give back to a community that meant so much to him. A... read more

Galena, IL Weather

Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of November 4th, Galena, IL can expect temperatures between 75℉ and 82℉ with humidity around 77% and precipitation of 0.12".
    Last year the weather condition was Moderate rain at times.
  • Galena, IL current weather
  • Clear 79.7℉ Clear

  • Join us at the Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon in November for a great race. The Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon works hard to deliver you a memorable race experience. We would love to hear from you, so consider writing us a review.

    Write Review

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions or comments for the event directors, click the button below.
    Please include all fields
    Contact email for event director is invalid. Please try again later
    Your message has been sent to the event organizers.

    An error occurred

     

    Lead Rush 1/2 Marathon - Disclaimer