Tag: Hidden Gem Half Marathon

Flossmoor Trustree George Lofton, with arms raised, and his wife, Felecia, far left, along with Ballantrae Neighborhood Watch Captain Les Rodgers, left, cheer on the runners. (Jalyn Edwards/H-F Chronicle)

The Gem 2023: Ballantrae neighborhood adds sparkle to Flossmoor’s Hidden Gem Half Marathon

The Hidden Gem Half Marathon swept through Flossmoor this weekend. With a thousand runners taking on the 13.1-mile course, the event drew residents from all corners of the village, along with special touches from the Ballantrae neighborhood. As participants traversed the tree-lined streets, residents in the Ballantrae neighborhood lined Dunfries[Read More…]

Flossmoor Hill students Imani Green, left, with her brother Camilo Green cheering oncoming runners. (Nuha Abdessalam/H-F Chronicle)

The Gem 2023: Flossmoor Hills residents help energize runners from across the country

Note: This story is part of a series looking at the 2023 Hidden Gem Half Marathon from various perspectives in Flossmoor. Runners from around the nation sprinted through Flossmoor’s historic roads, viewing the village’s tree-lined streets, vintage homes, parks, and prideful community members during the Hidden Gem Half Marathon on[Read More…]

Flossmoor cheer teams again make the Hidden Gem special — for runners and themselves

Jeanne Wilder cheered runners in the Ballantrae neighborhood, where youngster Roman Ford handed out cups of water at the Flossmoor Montessori School water station. Steve and Donna Ramsey raised glasses of mimosas in toasts as runners passed their Heather Hill Crescent home. They represent the range of generations and approaches[Read More…]

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