Schaumburg Half Marathon uses new bridge over Higgins Road
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.