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7:03 AM



We are using a wave start.

The course will be closed to traffic for participants who are on pace to finish in 3:30 or less (roughly 16 minutes per mile). Slower participants may continue after traffic is allowed onto the race course, but they do so at their own risk and must follow pedestrian statutes.


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 (Certificate number IL20002DT). Our 2022 USATF sanction number is TBD.



Our 2022 registration will open around July 1.

07/15/21 $65
08/15/21 $70
10/31/21 $75
01/15/22 $80
02/28/22 $85
03/31/22 $90
04/01/22 through Expo $95


All participants must pick up their packets (race number, goody bag, and race shirt) no later than Friday, April 29, at 7 pm during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday, April 28, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact the race hotline (217-372-1444) if your travel plans prevent you from picking up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt).

Dynamic bib assigning: We are using cutting-edge, dynamic bib assigning, which speeds up our race number pickup process quite a bit. On Tuesday, April 26, we will email each entrant a unique QR code. Print and bring to the expo a copy of your QR code (or show it to us on your phone) to be assigned and receive your race number. If you plan to pick up a race number for someone else, you must have a copy of that person’s QR code (paper copy or on your phone).

The address of the ARC is 201 E. Peabody, Champaign, IL. (See Google’s map.) For parking, see our parking map.

If you can’t get to the expo, you can have someone else pick up your number for you as long as that person has a copy (paper or electronic) of the QR code we emailed you.


Back for 2022: We are offering LATE packet pick-up at Body n’ Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap Ave (Rt 45), Savoy, IL from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, for those entrants who cannot get to the expo before it closes at 7:00 p.m. You will be able to pick up your race number(s) and goody bag(s) but not your race shirt(s). We would be happy to mail your race shirt(s) to you after race weekend, however. Please bring a check or money order for $5.00 (made payable to C-U Marathon, LLC) to late packet pick-up to cover the cost of postage.



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


Gender-specific, Bella + Canvas-brand short-sleeve jersey tee, made of airlume combed and ringspun cotton/polyester. A lightweight fabric that looks and feels like soft cotton. Sizes XS (women only), S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL (Men’s Only). The men’s shirt is crew neck, and the color is TBD; the women’s shirt is also crew neck, and the color TBD.

Note: Half Marathon entrants who deferred from our 2020 or 2021 race weekend to 2022 will receive a one-of-a-kind shirt that features the 2020 shirt design on the front and a unique 2022 design on the back. The men’s shirt is crew neck, and the color is heather true royal; the women’s shirt is also crew neck, and the color is heather mint.

See shirt sizing chart 


Three-deep awards are presented in the following age-groups:

12-14 15-19
20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39
40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59
60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79

Note: Half marathon participants must be at least 12 years old on race day.


Prize money will be given out to the top 3 female and male participants. Prize money winners are not eligible for individual awards.

Prize money awards are based on gun time.

1 $500 $500
2 $300 $300
3 $100 $100

In addition to the prize money, there will be first, second, and third place awards for each of the age groups listed above. Age group awards are based on chip time.

The men’s half marathon course record is 1:03:50 (Panuel Mkungo, 2019) and the women’s is 1:13:18 (Pasca Myers, 2019). A bonus of $100 will be awarded to the athlete who breaks the course record AND wins the race.