CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS

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Wheelchair Half MARATHON

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon has a racing chair division for the half marathon.

7:01 AM

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

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Department of Rehabilitation Services will host all of the wheelchair athletes on race day. This will be the official staging area and athletes can meet here from 6:00 to 6:30 am for hospitality and final instructions. The wheelchair athletes will have one start, at 7:01 AM.

Awards will be presented to the first-place male and female wheelchair half marathon finishers.

THE COURSE

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.

The course is USATF-certified (Number IL-09126-JW).

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ENTRY FEE

Prices go up as race day gets closer. Registration closes on April 16, 2017 (except for the Youth Run, which stays open until April 19).

REGISTER BY PRICE
08/31/16 $60
10/31/16 $65
01/15/17 $70
02/28/17 $75
04/16/17 $85
Expo (if spots available) $90

REGISTER

PACKET PICK-UP

All participants must pick up their packets (race number, goody bag, and race shirt) no later than Friday, April 21, at 7 pm during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday, April 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact the race hotline if your travel plans prevent you from picking up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt).


New for 2017: You must show your ID to pick up your race packet (minors who do not have an ID may pick up their race packet with an accompanying parent or guardian). If you plan to pick up a race packet for someone else, you must have a photocopy of their ID.

 

GOODIES

Half Marathon entrants will receive a high-quality, gender-specific short-sleeve technical shirt (Leslie Jordan brand) and a drawstring backpack. Finishers get a great medal, a commemorative heatsheet, finish line food and drink, and one beverage at the 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash on Saturday. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage).

SHIRTS

Gender-specific, short-sleeve technical shirt from Leslie Jordan in sizes XS (women only), S, M, L, XL, and XXL. The men’s marathon shirt color is TBD, and the women’s marathon shirt color is TBD. See shirt sizing chart here.

THE RULES

Racing wheelchairs shall be defined as a customized performance chair. USATF rules will be enforced. For additional rules view the following:

Further, the race will abide by the rules and policies of the recognized governing bodies of the sports of wheelchair racing, which do not allow the use of mechanical gears found on handbikes. For additional information contact: Wheelchair Sports USA and the International Paralympic Committee.
For more information about the wheelchair half marathon, please contact Adam Bleakney bleakney@illinois.edu