It’s been a week since (March 23) we announced the postponement of our April 23-25 race weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we wanted to give you a quick update.
We continue to work diligently with University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana civic leaders to secure our new race weekend dates in the second half of 2020. We will announce those dates just as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.
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 28th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash right outside the stadium. Live music, free beer, bragging rights. Join us April 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2020. Your Best race is in sight.
The 1 mile race will be on Thursday 23rd at 7:30 pm, the 5K will be on Friday 24th at 7:30pm and then we'll have the Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay & 10K on Saturday 25th starting at 7:03 am.
Bob Anderson This looks like a really good Midwest marathon. Good course, prize money and fun!
Race Date: 04/27/2019 Distance: Marathon
Carol Stream, IL
Saint Peters, MO
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, loops through Urbana, back through campus, out into Champaign, and finishes 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.
MARATHON PRIZE MONEY: $12,800 for 2020 (includes $500 bonus prize money each for first male and first female Illinois resident). Course record bonus is $500.
HALF MARATHON PRIZE MONEY: $3,100 for 2020. Course record bonus is $200.