Hidden Gem Half Marathon

‘Bike the Gem’ attracts nearly 200 to preview half marathon course

A pink Hello Kitty bike named Glenda, along with some encouragement from mom and dad, was what 5-year-old Ava Monroe said helped her ride nine miles of Bike the Gem throughout Flossmoor on July 13.
“I was tired out, but Mommy gave me some water,” Ava said.
Ava’s mom, Stephany Monroe, said she takes her daughter on family bike rides often, and they plan to cheer runners on from their Flossmoor home during the Hidden Gem Half Marathon Sept. 7. 

Bike it or watch it: Two ways to learn Hidden Gem race route

Organizers of the inaugural Hidden Gem Half Marathon in Flossmoor have announced “Bike the Gem,” a unique event on Saturday, July 13, to highlight the upcoming 13.1-mile course through the village. They are also producing a series of short videos featuring the sights to be seen along the route.

Half marathon to lead runners through Flossmoor

One of Flossmoor’s busiest days of the year is about to get busier. The nonprofit Flossmoor’s Future is planning a Hidden Gem Half Marathon”that will lead runners through the village’s different neighborhoods on the morning of this year’s Flossmoor Fest.

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