Participants in the Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon share photos
Participants in the 65th annual Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon took plenty of photos -- and they shared them with the Daily Herald.
Dozens of canoeists and kayakers launched into the river early Sunday morning in Libertyville to start the 18.5-mile course that finishes in Mount Prospect. Some paddlers took part in the event's "minithon," a 5.25-mile race that finished at the same location in Mount Prospect after launching at Potawatomi Woods, north of Dundee Road, in Wheeling.
It was the first marathon since 2019, after the 2020 and 2021 races were canceled because of pandemic-related concerns.