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Saturday May 1st, 2021
Champaign, IL
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · Marathon Relay · 10K · 5K · 1 Mile

2020 race has been postponed and we are hoping to move it to October. No confirm date as of April 14.

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.

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Prize Money: $17,800

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This looks like a really good Midwest marathon. Good course, prize money and fun!
Race Date: 04/25/2020 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 Race Weekend

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, 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.
  • Boston qualifier

    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.

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