CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS

Marathon |Half Marathon | Marathon Relay | 10K | 5K | Youth Run | Mile | Volunteer

HALF MARATHON

7:33 AM

SATURDAY APRIL 27 2024

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

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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 COURSE

The race starts near the State Farm Center on First Street, runs through the University of Illinois campus, heads into east Urbana, including a tour through Meadowbrook Park, comes back onto campus, and then finishes at the 50 yard line of historic Memorial Stadium.

Nuun is our on-course hydration sponsor. 

 

The Course is USATF-certified. IL20002DT (valid until 12/31/2030)

 

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ENTRY FEE

Our 2024 registration opens on June 26. Not able to join us in person? No problem! We offer virtual options for these events/distances: marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, Mile, and all the I-Challenge events. Complete your races wherever you live. We’ll ship all your race goodies to you, including your finisher medal(s).

REGISTER BY PRICE
07/15/23 $75
08/31/23 $80
10/31/23 $85
01/15/24 $95
02/29/24 $100
03/31/24 $110
04/01/24 through Expo $120

REGISTER

PACKET PICKUP

Pick up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt) at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday April 25, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday April 26, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The address of the ARC is 201 E. Peabody, Champaign, IL. (See Google’s map.) For parking, see our parking map.

Dynamic bib assigning: We use dynamic bib assigning, which speeds up our race number pickup process quite a bit. On Tuesday, April 23, we will email each entrant a unique QR code (excludes youth run entrants). Print and bring a copy of your QR code (or show it to us on your phone) to be assigned and receive your race number. If you don’t receive the QR code, we can also look you up by your first and last name.

If you plan to pick up a race packet for someone else, which is allowed, you must have a copy of that person’s QR code (paper copy or on your phone). Contact the race hotline (217-902-1538) if your travel plans prevent you from picking up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt).

LATE PACKET PICK UP ON APRIL 26, 2024

We are offering LATE packet pick-up at Body n’ Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap Ave (Rt 45), Savoy, IL from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, for those entrants who cannot get to the expo before it closes at 7:00 p.m. If you let us know by Thursday, April 25 at 11:59 pm that you will be coming to late packet pickup, we will have your race shirt available, in addition to your race number, and goody bag. Complete this form to give us this information. If you miss the deadline, we will have your race number and goody bag only. We’d be happy to mail your race shirt 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.

EMERGENCY PACKET PICK-UP ON APRIL 27

We will also have emergency packet pickup in the Great West Hall of Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 27, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. If you let us know by Thursday, April 25 at 11:59 pm that you will be coming to late packet pickup, we will have your race shirt available, in addition to your race number, and goody bag. Complete this form to give us this information.

Otherwise, we will have your race number and goody bag only, but we’re happy to mail your race shirt to you after race weekend. Please bring a check or money order for $5.00 (made payable to C-U Marathon, LLC) to late packet pickup to cover the cost of postage.

GOODIES

Half Marathon entrants will receive a gender-specific 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 April 27. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage).

SHIRTS

The relaxed fit, lightweight, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant gender-specific half marathon shirt by Expert Brands is made in the USA of 100% microfiber polyester. The shirt’s built-in performance technology includes UV protection and no chemical finishers or enhancers. You can expect no pilling, no shrinking, and no sagging. Sizes XS (women only), S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL (Men’s Only). The women’s half marathon shirt is V-neck, and the color is orange. The men’s half marathon shirt is crew neck, and the color is navy. Both half marathon shirts will feature the 2024 shirt design on the front.

See the men’s shirt sizing chart and the women’s shirt sizing chart.

AGE GROUPS

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
80+

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

AWARDS

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

Prize money awards are based on gun time.

 

 PLACE  MALE OVERALL FEMALE OVERALL
1 $750 $750
2 $500 $500
3 $300 $300

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.