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The 10th Annual Hills and Hollows Half Marathon will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014

10th Annual Hills & Hollows Half Marathon
September 27, 2014

The 10th Annual Hills and Hollows Half Marathon, 5K Event will be held September 27, 2014. We officially start the event with the American Legion Honor Guard presenting the American Flag followed by the National Anthem being sung. The Half Marathon is Certified, (IL-05013JW), and considered to be “One of the Best Certified Half Marathon in Southern Illinois”.

Aid stations are located near every mile marker with Water and Gatorade being distributed by enthusiastic volunteers. The course is on flat to rolling to hilly country roads surrounding runners with a quilt patch of fall foliage, corn and soybean fields at harvest time.

The Hills and Hollows RRCA hosting this event is a Non-profit organization per IRS rule 501(c)3 donating funds to The BackStoppers, Valmeyer Active Firemen’s Association and Maeystown Fire Department.

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Ride along on the Hills and Hollows Course

Ride along as we show you the Hills and Hollows Half Marathon Course. The race is a beautiful Certified Half Marathon winding thru the peaceful farming community of Valmeyer, IL. Located in the southwest region of Illinois boarding the Mississippi River just 25 minutes south of downtown St. Louis, MO on the Illinois side of the river.

KIND WORDS ABOUT THE RACE…

Amy Freeland-Smock
I love the Hills and Hollows Half-Marathon!! It is a top notch race put on by a passionate group of folks. This race needs to be on everybody's race schedule for the end of September, whether you live in St. Louis, southern or central Illinois. This is a great sharpening race to prepare everyone for their fall marathon PR! ~AMY FREELAND-SMOCK
Amy Freeland-Smock
Joann & Mike Fricke
As volunteers we have enjoyed all of the jobs we've been assigned. Encouraging the participants along the course as we hand out water to them is our favorite, though. This is a great event and really has put Valmeyer on the map! ~JOANN & MIKE FRICKE
Joann & Mike Fricke
David Droege
Well put on race on a beautiful course. Beware of the HILL! Top notch awards and refreshments! ~DAVID DROEGE
David Droege
Lou Hecht
People that support Hills and Hollows are fantastic. Everyone is so friendly with arms wide open! I also very much enjoying supporting the Valmeyer Volunteer Fire Department, especially the BackStoppers organization. ~LOU HECHT
Lou Hecht
Robert MacDermott
The course is both challenging and peaceful as it meanders through the Valmeyer hills. Oh, and there is beer at the finish line. ~ROBERT MACDERMOTT
Robert MacDermott
Jamie Driskill
One of the "must participate" events for me each year. A well planned and run event. Great finisher medals, place awards, and terrific after race refreshments. Always neat to be back and renew old friendships. ~JAMIE DRISKILL
Jamie Driskill
Liz Nonn
In the 2013 race, my friend Mary Hernandez and I ran our first half marathon here. We had an incredible run on this amazing course. Hills and Hollows will always be my first, my favorite, and my most recommended race. Congratulations on 10 years!     ~LIZ NONN
Liz Nonn