The 2021 Des Plaines River Marathon is cancelled.
Join us for the next race May 22, 2022.
The following information to be updated early 2022.
To date the following liveries can be contacted to arrange for boat rental. As more liveries become available we'll add their names and contact info.
Note: people wanting to rent boats are responsible for making their own arrangements. Be sure to confirm reservation for a rental craft by phone to the livery operator to assure that there will be a craft awaiting you at the MARATHON or MINITHON Start.
Double check that your livery does deliver to the MINITHON start. Some may not.
Marathon Start line address:
15545 West Oak Spring Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
Minithon Start line address:
Potawatomi Woods, East Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
Finish line address:
756 North River Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Chicago Paddle Rentals # *
Hobie Kayaks and SUPs
31st St. Harbor and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60653
Chicago River Canoe & Kayak*
Tower Rd - 1/3 M East of Edens Expy
Kayak Chicago* #
1220 W. LeMoyne
Chicago, IL 60622
Morris, IL 60450
Cherry Valley, IL 61016
815-968-0711, or cell 815-721-0539 cell
The Yak Shack*
301 Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville, IL 60560
Tip A Canoe LLC*
Burlington, WI 53105
# and * – see blue box at top of next column.
* Indicates livery will deliver reserved canoes to Start and pick them up at Finish.
# Indicates livery service has Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs), for rent.