You have a great philosophy and lead a great team.  You understand the powerful and transforming culture of running. We really enjoyed this event.

Jeff Galloway

Today I met one of my running Heroes, Jeff Galloway at the Run To Succeed store! Jeff is in town for the Shawnee Marathon and even though I am only running the 10k Saturday, Jeff gave me some great advice. It was a blast to talk running with Jeff, who is an Olympian and also the Official Run Coach for Run Disney. Jeff signed my book and even signed my bib for Saturday which I am sure will be good luck! Thanks to Tim at RTS for bringing Jeff to Southern Illinois!

Tracey Glenn

Beautiful course! This race is one of my favorites. Beautiful 6.2 mile run today at the Shawnee 10k in Harrisburg! First in my age division! I met runners from Maryland, Indiana and Georgia!

Tracey Glenn

Could tell from the start that the people that ran this were super committed and was a excellent atmosphere. One of the most enjoyable marathons that I’ve done! Highly recommend!


Great volunteers


Very nice trails and scenery


Awesome race! Well organized, beautiful scenery and great volunteers! Will definitely be back!


Best aid station ever!!


Such an amazing experience running the Shawnee Marathon again yesterday!! I always love running this race in that beautiful area of the Shawnee National Forest but the new course route this year made it even more fun. I really pushed myself and am happy with my finishing time.

Melissa Lewis

Shawnee Marathon completed! Beautiful course, perfect weather, and great running companions!

Jill Fowler

What a day! My second marathon and boy did I earn it… went out too fast, blood sugar decided to take a plunge, dizziness, fatigue. But God is Good and so is candy. A conveniently placed water station, m&m’s, Reese’s cups and a banana and I was good to go. Big thank you to my family for cheering me on and an especially BIG thank you to my wonderful/beautiful wife for sprinting to the finish with me! And to top it off got to meet running legend Jeff Galloway! What a day! Got it done!!

Travis Rathjen

What an awesome day volunteering with my eagle friends at the shawnee marathon 😀I’m not a pace person anyways would rather run have fun encourage take pics laugh alot along the way so this is an awesome time❤met some great new people from all around today, run with some of my awesome friends, and got in 13 miles myself!

Rebecca Sheldon

Just want to say thank you so much to Shawnee Marathon’s RD who worked with me and allowed me to finish, who graciously asked before taking down mile markers I hadn’t reached yet. To the volunteers at the aid stations who stocked me up and put aid aside for me to have on my return. To the person collecting the portapotties for letting one stay at the finish so I could go when I was done. And to my awesome half finisher friends Melissa and Jim (her 50th half!) for seeing me through and supporting me my final miles. For those who saw me moving so slowly on the Marathon course and wondered if I’d finish – I did. I’m slow on a good day but I did Chicago a lot faster than this three weeks ago! I didn’t expect the cold and all the headwinds (how is it possible for them to come from every direction! And it never got sunny and never hit 48!) and I was struggling with injuries to three toes on my right food caused by dog bites last week. (We rescue hospice and terminally ill dogs and some have… issues.). It took me forever and I’m so grateful that I was allowed to finish. I thought they were wonderful! Enthusiasm and so much variety! They were so attentive to our needs.

Valerie Silensky

I was so impressed by the enthusiasm and encouragement from all the volunteers at the aid stations. That really made a big difference for me.

Ronny Henwood Pearson

Great Race!

Hannah Erickson

My friend and I enjoy this race, we look forward to next year!

Patty Lutton

I think your event was a success! Congrats on the turnout. We had some great athletes with positive attitudes! Thanks again for keeping this event in the area!

Nikki Borders

I ran the half marathon and want to thank you and all your volunteers for a super event. I was especially impressed with the solo volunteer at the final water stop. She had no protection from the cold wind, denied being uncomfortable – and thanked me for running before I could thank her for volunteering! She was as cheerful as all the other teams of aid station volunteers, many of whom had a bit of shelter from the breezes. I wish you success with future events.

Susan Cormier

Great race, nice that it’s local. I would recommend for a half, not a full though. I wasn’t anticipating as much gravel as there was. Well organized, friendly staff, awesome medal and shirt! Thank you!

Kass Gregory

Great race! I enjoyed the mix of gravel, pavement, and trail. It was a little harder than I expected but I enjoyed it. Well done! Oh and the medals are awesome!

Rosana Sifuentes

Nice race put on by the new management team. The medals were awesome, the shirts were awesome, and the age group awards were also awesome. Great job! The only thing I was disappointed by was the amount of gravel road on the course. It was difficult to run on but the rest of the course was great.

Shawn Moore

Excellent race! Very well-organized, great shirts & medals, course was well-marked & check-in was a breeze. I know the new management company faced many obstacles with the event, but you would never have known that given how well the event seemed to go.

Abby Hower-Clark

It was Excellent! LOVED the shirts and medals (My new favorites) by the way! Will be back for sure! The gravel road was a little rough but other than that amazing!

Zach Niebruegge

The new management was great. You’d never know the obstacles they had to overcome to make it happen. Thanks for your efforts!

CJ Buss

The new management was awsome! The t shirts are cool

Rachel Essary

Great weather, great support, beautiful setting, great race! Thanks to all who made it possible. Lot of fun this weekend at a great event! Thanks to all in management who made it possible

Craig Ohlau

Awesome event. Well organized. Volunteers on course we’re awesome. Plenty of water stops. Way to go new management

Morgan Lyn

Y’all did a great job. Thank for the event and the aid stations were great.

Wanda Shoemake

It was a great race. Nice job getting it all together. Loved the finishers medal. Already looking forward to next year!

Jeff Garner

Great run! Thanks for all your efforts!

Pamm Blankenship Hunter

Great race and great event. Great course as well. Good job on putting a solid race. It takes a village to put a great event and this was awesome event!! Thank you!

Arturs Bareikis

Such a HUGE thanks to Tim Jarvis for doing such a great job with the race this year!! Looking forward to many more years of Shawnee.

Melissa Lewis

Thanks for the great race

Tammy Crawford

I just wanted to let you know I thought it was really well done yesterday!  Of course I loved the low entry fee and flat course, but it was also really well organized and efficient.  Hats off to you all for turning the table on what was left behind for you. 

I look forward to seeing you next year!

Elizabeth Bailey-Smith

We had such a great time at Shawnee Marathon yesterday.  All interaction with race coordinators was so positive and helpful (we’re the group that came from Cincinnati).

Loved the shade on the course and the full water bottles provided for the full participants.  Volunteers were very energetic and supportive.

Nice medal & tech long sleeve shirt (although a more fitted cut for women would be nice)

I didn’t mind crossing the precarious bridge with the gravel- glad that got worked out.

BUT the 4mi of gravel has to go.  Was so painful, especially on my way back in.

I’ll definitely tell friends about this race & hope to run it again soon!

Thank you!

Jody Gastrich

Ran the Shawnee half and thought it was well organized. You did a great job. A few things need fine tuning such as more water stations. The medals were great. Also, if unisex t-shirts, it would be nice if you had some XS. I plan on running it again next year and bring more friends with me.

Marie Roeder