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Illinois Marathon

Saturday April 25th, 2020
Champaign, IL
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · Marathon Relay · 10K · 5K

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon offers a beautiful, scenic tour of the University of Illinois campus, revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods, and an awesome paved park trail. Thousands of friendly, fun fans and volunteers from Champaign-Urbana line the course, exuding Midwest hospitality.

You'll find first-class race shirts, medals, food, and fanfare. Enjoy a spectacular finish at the 50-yard-line of the University's historic Memorial Stadium and attend the rockin'post race 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash right outside the stadium. Live music, free beer, bragging rights. Join us April 26 & 27, 2019. See the BEST, be your BEST in Illinois.

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Prize Money: $17,800

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Bob Anderson
This looks like a really good Midwest marathon. Good course, prize money and fun!
Race Date: 04/27/2019 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:18:11 Wilson Chemweno 40 Davenport, IA
2nd Male 2:18:19 Christopher Zablocki 30 Chicago, IL
3rd Male 2:19:07 ANTHONY KIRUI 39 Minneapolis, MN
4th Male 2:21:49 Brett Lustgarten 29 Carol Stream, IL
Female 2:36:51 Margaret Njuguna 49 Nairobi, Kenya
2nd Female 2:38:19 Rachel Schilkowsky 27 Providence, RI
3rd Female 2:39:24 Allie Schaich 26 Houston, TX
4th Female 2:39:41 Melissa Fairey 23 Houston, TX
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:18:11 Wilson Chemweno 40 Davenport, IA
M 50-59 3:08:51 Chris Chipot 52 Nancy, France
M 60-69 3:07:45 Jeff Lindsey 61 Saint Peters, MO
M 70+ 4:15:27 David Peters 72 Fisher, IL
F 40-49 2:36:51 Margaret Njuguna 49 Nairobi, Kenya
F 50-59 3:38:12 Yuguang Zhang 52 Mahomet, IL
F 60-69 3:57:48 Kathleen Jensen 64 Harristown, IL
F 70+ 6:15:23 Yung Park 71 Palatine, IL
Illinois Marathon

Course Info

All of the races start and finish on campus of the University of Illinois — home of the Fighting Illinii.

The course Marathon

The race starts near State Farm Center, runs through campus, loopsthrough Urbana, back through campus, out into Champaign, andfinishes on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium.

Start near the State Farm Center, run through crowd-filled neighborhoods and tree-lined parks, and finish on the 50-yard line of historic Memorial Stadium. The maps show course routes; mile markers; hydration, gel, and medical stations; shelters; relay exchange zones; and maps to help residents and onlookers get around town.
  • Flat and fast courses… A beautiful, scenic tour of revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods and awesome, paved park trails
  • Thousands of friendly, fun fans and volunteers from Champaign-Urbana who exemplify Midwest hospitality
  • First-class race shirts, medals, food, and fanfare
  • Unforgettable finish line inside the Memorial Stadium.
  • Boston qualifier

    MARATHON PRIZE MONEY: $12,800 for 2019 (includes $500 bonus prize money each for first male and first female Illinois resident). Course record bonus is $500.

    HALF MARATHON PRIZE MONEY: $3100 for 2019. Course record bonus is $200.

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