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Schaumburg Half Marathon uses new bridge over Higgins Road

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  • Shelly Lamb of Roselle and Tania Sorrentino of Wheeling try to say warm before the start of the Schaumburg Half Marathon and 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday which runs through Busse Woods Forest Preserve near Schaumburg.

       Shelly Lamb of Roselle and Tania Sorrentino of Wheeling try to say warm before the start of the Schaumburg Half Marathon and 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday which runs through Busse Woods Forest Preserve near Schaumburg.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Emma Keenan of Niles, left, finished the Schaumburg 5K Turkey Trot with a time of 18:16 minutes and Emily Jurlina of Bartlett finished in 19:40 minutes, Keenan said at the finish.

       Emma Keenan of Niles, left, finished the Schaumburg 5K Turkey Trot with a time of 18:16 minutes and Emily Jurlina of Bartlett finished in 19:40 minutes, Keenan said at the finish.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • About 300 runners were at the starting line for the Schaumburg 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday in Busse Woods near Schaumburg. The half marathon started about 45 minutes later.

       About 300 runners were at the starting line for the Schaumburg 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday in Busse Woods near Schaumburg. The half marathon started about 45 minutes later.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg Half Marathon and 5K Turkey Trot is the first event to take advantage of the new bridge over Higgins Road connecting the Busse Woods Trail on its west end near Route 53 in Schaumburg.

       Schaumburg Half Marathon and 5K Turkey Trot is the first event to take advantage of the new bridge over Higgins Road connecting the Busse Woods Trail on its west end near Route 53 in Schaumburg.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • About 300 runners were at the starting line for the Schaumburg 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday in the Busse Woods Forest Preserve near Schaumburg. The half marathon started about 45 minutes later.

       About 300 runners were at the starting line for the Schaumburg 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday in the Busse Woods Forest Preserve near Schaumburg. The half marathon started about 45 minutes later.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Wesley Dickson of Bolingbrook has his picture taken by his wife, Karen, at the starting line for the Schaumburg 5K Turkey Trot Saturday in Busse Woods near Schaumburg.

       Wesley Dickson of Bolingbrook has his picture taken by his wife, Karen, at the starting line for the Schaumburg 5K Turkey Trot Saturday in Busse Woods near Schaumburg.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The Schaumburg Half Marathon and 5K Turkey Trot was held early Saturday morning in Busse Woods, a 3,558-acre area operated by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

The 5K started at 8:30 a.m. and the half marathon at 9:15 a.m. at the Busse Lake Boating Center in Busse Woods south of Higgins Road just east of Route 53.

The run took advantage of the new bridge that opened Nov. 22 on the Busse Woods Trail across Higgins Road near Ill. 53. The bridge was built after bicyclist Rosaleen Waters, 46, of Elk Grove Village, was struck and killed while crossing the road there last spring.

The bridge, which is for bicycles and pedestrians, cost $2.7 million.

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