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Body n’ Sole presents the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, sponsored by Great Harvest Bread Company, on Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The expo will take place at the University of Illinois Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) and feature national and local vendors, as well as national organizations and prominent running events. Most importantly, the expo is where you pick up your packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt). C-U there!


The ARC is on the University of Illinois campus at 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820. Map to ARC

Parking for the expo is at the State Farm Center, bordered by Kirby, First, and Fourth. (See the parking map.) Map to State Farm Center

Guest Speakers

Friday, April 27, ARC Auditorium, Lower Level

12:30 Jim Crist, Pace Leader Six Secret Tips Guaranteed to Make You a Marathon Champion
1:30 Dale Moss, Sub 3-Hour Marathoner, Parkinson’s patient Getting Back in the Race with Chronic Illness
2:00 Dick Beardsley, Marathon Champion How to Take on Goliath by Being Your Best
3:00 Joe and Kelly Bails, Certified Running Coaches—USATF Level 1 and Level 2 Youth, RRCA, ASEP Certified RPR Level 2 Reflexive Performance Reset and the Benefits for Runners
4:00 “GP” Pearlberg, Professional Running Coach, Author, Run Tall, Run Easy Racing—Where Psychology and Physicality Meet!
5:00 Chris Gillespie, Team 413 Faith on the Run: A 15-Year Journey


Download the 2018 Expo Vendor Kit. Send any expo questions to Dawn at



A great way for your business or organization to reach all the runners in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Weekend is to participate in our goody bag program. In 2018, we are offering a hybrid goody bag program. Vendors have a choice of three different options and may choose to participate in any or all of the three options. Learn more and download the form.

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