It's time to run through the streets of Starved Rock Country.
After being canceled the last two years due to the pandemic, the Starved Rock Country Marathon returns Saturday. The 26.2 mile race begins at 7 o'clock in the morning in downtown Ottawa. The course takes runners across the river through south Ottawa and then west on Route 71 towards and eventually through Starved Rock State Park. If the full marathon is too daunting, there's also options to run a half marathon or a 5K.
Please be aware there will be road closures in and around Ottawa during Saturday's marathon.