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Marathon

MARATHON

7:03 AM

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

We are using a wave start.

The course will be closed to traffic for participants who are averaging faster than  13:45 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. Race volunteers, the finish line, and post-race festivities will remain active long enough to accommodate runners taking up to 7 hours.

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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 (Certificate number IL20003DT). Our 2021 USATF sanction number is TBD.

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ENTRY FEE

Prices go up as race day gets closer. Registration opens on July 4 and closes at NOON on April 28, 2021.

REGISTER BY PRICE
07/15/20 $90
10/31/20 $95
01/15/21 $100
02/28/21 $105
03/31/21 $110
04/01/21 through Expo $120

Registration for 2021 is currently paused.

PACKET PICK-UP

All participants must pick up their packets (race number, goody bag, and race shirt) no later than Friday, April 30, 2021, at 7 pm during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 30, 2021, 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 27, 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.

LATE PACKET PICK UP ON APRIL 30, 2021

Back for 2021: 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 30, 2021, 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.

GOODIES

Marathon entrants will receive a gender-specific Bella + Canvas-brand long-sleeve shirt and a drawstring backpack. Finishers get a great medal, a fleece blanket, 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).

SHIRTS

Gender-specific, Bella + Canvas-brand long-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, and XXL. 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: Marathon entrants who deferred from our cancelled 2020 race weekend to 2021 will receive a one-of-a-kind shirt that features the 2020 shirt design on the front and a unique 2021 design on the back. The men’s shirt is crew neck, and the color is heather aqua; the women’s shirt is also crew neck, and the color is heather sea green.

See size chart.

AGE GROUPS

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

17-19
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: Marathon participants must be at least 17 years old on race day.

AWARDS

Prize money will be given out to the top three female and male participants. Prize money will also be awarded for the top three female and male masters participants (full marathon only). Prize money winners are not eligible for individual awards. A masters runner placing in the top three overall is awarded the place and prize money in the overall race and not the masters race.

Prize money awards are based on gun time.

PLACE MALE OVERALL FEMALE OVERALL MALE MASTERS FEMALE MASTERS
1 $2000 $2000 $300 $300
2 $1000 $1000 $200 $200
3 $500 $500 $100 $100

Back for 2021: We will award $500 each to the first male and first female finisher who resides in Illinois. This is bonus prize money. If an overall winner also resides in Illinois, he/she will collect an extra $500 in prize money.

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.