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VILLAGE OF FLOSSMOOR: Hidden Gem Half-Marathon Coming September 7

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By Press release submission | Aug 24, 2019

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Village of Flossmoor issued the following announcement on Aug. 20.

The inaugural Hidden Gem Half Marathon is just around the corner. On the morning of September 7, more than 450 runners will lace up their shoes to run 13.1 miles through Flossmoor. The race is sponsored by a local not-for-profit organization called Flossmoor’s Future, founded by Flossmoor residents with the goal of raising the profile of Flossmoor. All residents are invited to show support for the runners by lining the race route or joining a neighborhood spirit team.

Attention Friday Homewood Disposal and Republic Services Clients … A Trash Pick Up Change

Typically, when your trash pick-up day falls on a holiday, collection is delayed until the next day. For collections on Friday, for example, the trash pick-up will happen on Saturday. However, for residents along the Hidden Gem Half Marathon race course, Homewood Disposal and Republic Services have announced that your trash will still be picked up on Friday, September, 6 in preparation for the 13.1-mile race. If you are not on the race route and your trash is normally picked up on Friday, it will be picked up on Saturday. The Flossmoor Public Works will be distributing letters of information in the coming weeks, so please heIp spread the word to your neighbors.

Road Closures

Holding a 13.1 mile race within Flossmoor will require road closures to ensure the safety of runners. Homes along the race route will have limited access in and out of driveways during the race. Residents are asked to exercise extreme caution if they need to enter or exit their driveways during this time. Please allow extra time and follow the instructions of course marshals, who will be wearing Hidden Gem shirts and located at intersections along the route. They will allow you to pass when it is safe. If your home is on the race route, you may wish to move your car to another street before the race starts at 7:45 a.m.

Road closures throughout the Village include the major streets of Flossmoor Road, Governors Highway, Kedzie and Western Avenue. The race begins at 7:45 a.m. on Flossmoor Road near Village Hall and travels west on Flossmoor Road and then through the Baythorne, Ballantrae, and Flossmoor Hills and Highlands before turning back east to wind through Heather Hill, Flossmoor Estates, Flossmoor Park and Old Flossmoor. The major thoroughfares (Flossmoor Road, Kedzie and Governors) will be closed to ensure the safety of the runners.

Portions of the route, including the major streets, will be reopened as soon as all runners pass through. Kedzie, Governors and Flossmoor Road (west of Governors) are expected to be back open by 10 a.m. There will be limited access to Downtown Flossmoor throughout the race. Flossmoor Road and Sterling Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on September 7. For more information on the race and to view the course map, visit

The following streets are on the route (visit to view a map of the Gem course). Home directly along the route have been notified with door hangers.

• Flossmoor Road between Pulaski and Western Avenue

• Governors Highway

• Kedzie Avenue

• 192nd Street between Kedzie and Central Park

• Dunfries Street

• Culloden Street

• Hamlin Avenue

• Beech Street

• Central Park Avenue

• Braemar Road

• Heather Hill Crescent

• Lawrence Crescent

• Sterling Avenue

• Brassie Avenue

• Braeburn Avenue

• Vardon Lane

• Western Avenue

• Evans Road

• Hutchison Road

• Latimer Lane

• Collett Lane

• Gardner Road

• Leavitt Avenue

• Park Drive

• Heather Road

• Dundee Avenue

• Travers Lane

Additional Info.

Original source can be found here.

Source: Village of Flossmoor

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