Runners are welcomed to one Flossmoor neighborhood by a rainbow arch. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
The winner in the women’s division, Chirine Njeim, right, gives the second-place runner, Rachel DaDamio, a congratulatory hug shortly after DaDamio crossed the finish line. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
Runners head north on Brassie Avenue past a sprinkler set up to help them cool off. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
And they’re off! More than 800 runners ran the 2021 Hidden Gem Half Marathon. (Andrew Burke-Stevenson/H-F Chronicle)
Dave Walters races toward the finish line in his record . . .