CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS

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VIRTUAL MARATHON

7:03 AM

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022

marathonADDITIONAL 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.

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). The course is USATF-certified: IL22010NM, and our 2022 USATF sanction number is 138563.

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ENTRY FEE

Our 2022 registration will open around July 7.

REGISTER BY PRICE
07/15/21 $90
08/15/21 $95
10/31/21 $100
01/15/22 $105
02/28/22 $110
03/31/22 $120
04/01/22 through Expo $125

REGISTER

PACKET PICK-UP

Because of our COVID-19 policy and health screening process this year, with the exception of Youth Runners and minors running in any of our other events, each participant must pick up his or her own race packet (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. 

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

LATE PACKET PICK UP ON APRIL 29, 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. COVID-19 health screening will take place during this process.  If you let us know by Thursday, April 28 at 11:59 pm that you will be coming to late packet pickup (sign up here), we will have your race shirt available, in addition to your race number, and goody bag. After this date, you are still welcome to come to LATE packet pickup without signing up, but 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 RACE MORNING, APRIL 30, 2022

We will also have emergency packet pick up in the Great West Hall of Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 30, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. COVID-19 health screening will take place during this process. If you let us know by Thursday, April 28 at 11:59 pm that you will be coming to late packet pickup (sign up here), we will have your race shirt available, in addition to your race number, and goody bag. After this date, you are still welcome to come to LATE packet pickup without signing up, but 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

Marathon entrants will receive a gender-specific 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 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 heather aqua; the women’s shirt is also crew neck, and the color is heather sea green. All marathon entrants receive a unique shirt featuring the 2020 shirt design on the front and the 2022 design on the back.

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 2022: We will award $250 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 $250 in prize money.

The men’s marathon course record is 2:18:11 (Wilson Chemweno, 2019) and the women’s is 2:36:51 (Margaret Njuguma, 2019). A bonus of $200 will be awarded to the athlete who breaks the course record AND wins the race.

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.