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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 25, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 26, 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

2019 Guest Speakers

Friday, April 27, ARC Auditorium, Lower Level

1:00 Steve Schwalbach, Pace Leader Benefits of Running with a Pacer at the Illinois Marathon
2:00 Craig Virgin, U.S. Olympian, World Champion, American Champion, NCAA Champion, Big Ten Champion Overcoming Adversity in Running and Life? Persevering through discomfort and discouragement up the middle of long races. Mental and physical tips that will help you to not give in…and not give up!
3:00 Jennipher K. Wilson, EMT President, Vital Education and Supply, Inc.
Runners to the Rescue

During large events like the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, the logistics of getting medical help to a runner in need are compounded by traffic, road blocks, and crowds. As a fellow runner, you could be first to the rescue. Learn or review Hands-Only CPR.

4:00 “GP” Pearlberg, Professional Running Coach, Author, Run Tall, Run Easy Racing—Where Psychology and Physicality Meet!
5:00 Chris Gillespie, Team 413 Team 413: Cowboy Boots, Flip Flops, & Running Shoes—One Step Forward is One Step Closer!


Download the 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. We have a hybrid goody bag program. Vendors have a choice of two different options and may choose to participate in one or both of these options. Learn more and download the form.

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