I reviewed the video of my participation in the 2012 North Shore Cupid’s Love Dash 5K race Highland Park, IL. EDIT: The distance is exactly 3.6 miles, per my car odometer.
Instead of following the map that was posted on the web, here’s the route we took:
From the Highland Park Theater, go northeast along Central Avenue, all the way to the end.
Turn back along Central Avenue, make a left onto Linden.
Follow Linden all the way to Beech St. Hang a right onto Beech St.
Follow Beech St. until you hit St. John’s. Make a right onto St. John’s.
Take St. John’s north until you hit Laurel. Hang a right onto Laurel.
Keep on Laurel until you hit Linden. Hang a left.
Stay on Linden until you hit Central Avenue. Hang a left.
Head for the Highland Park Theater. DONE.
Some rough calculations, using Google Maps and a flexible ruler against my laptop screen gives me a preliminary guesstimate of
4.086 miles! EDIT: The distance is exactly 3.6 miles, per my car odometer. I ran that in 29:38, giving me an average race pace of 8:14 per mile!