First Midwest Bank Southwest Half Marathon - Register Today!

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 7:30am
Location: Palos Heights, IL
Presented by: First Midwest Bank

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Both elite, experienced, and novice runners will be lacing up for the the 4th annual Palos Bank Southwest Half Marathon Sunday morning, May 1. Proceeds will go the American Cancer Society (in support of prostate cancer and research), South West Special Recreation Association (benefitting special needs children), and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. It all starts at 7:30 a.m. at Palos Heights City Hall, just west of Route 83 & 76th Avenue.

The Early Bird entry fee is $45. The price will increase to $55 on January 1. Starting on Monday, March 1st, the fee will be $65. There will be no on-site registration.

Advanced Chip Timing System

The 4th installment of the First Midwest Bank Southwest Half Marathon will feature break-through technology with the use of the D-tag, a disposable timing chip!

What is so smashing about the new d-tags? First, the chip will be attached to your bib, which will then need to be attached to your shoe on race day - so no having to pick up your chip in separate locations during packet pick-up! Second, and most importantly... the chips can be tossed in the garbage when you are done running. No need to stop during your cool down to have your chip removed and no worries if you lose your chip - no charge for lost chips!

Packet Pick-Up at the Health Fair and Expo

Participants are required to pick up their race packet (Bib #, T-shirt, etc) at the Expo/Health Fair, which will take place on Saturday, April 30 from 10am to 3pm at Moraine Valley Church (6300 W. 127th St, Palos Heights, IL 60463). No registration will be available on this day or on race day.

Interested in Volunteering at the Race?

Great opportunities to help out the community are available at the Southwest Half Marathon. If you are interested in volunteering at the race, please click here. A variety of opportunities are available in areas including registration, water stations, course marshalls, finish line and many more.

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