CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS

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HALF MARATHON

7:33 AM

SATURDAY APRIL 29 2023

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.

 

 The course is USATF-certified (Certificate number IL20002DT). Our 2023 USATF sanction number is TBD.

 

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ENTRY FEE

Our 2023 registration is now open.

REGISTER BY PRICE
07/31/22 $68
08/31/22 $73
10/31/22 $78
01/15/23 $83
02/28/23 $88
03/31/23 $93
04/01/23 through Expo $98

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 27, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday April 28, 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 25, 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 (217-372-1444) 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 28, 2023

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 28, 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 27 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. We will add a link closer to race weekend that you can use 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.

 

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 14th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash on Saturday. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage).

SHIRTS

Gender-specific 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 is TBD.

See 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 5 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  MALE MASTERS FEMALE MASTERS
1 $1000 $1000 $500 $500
2 $500 $500 $250 $250
3 $300 $300
4 $200 $200
5 $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.