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Wheelchair Half MARATHON

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon has a racing chair division for the half marathon.

7:31 AM

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

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Department of Rehabilitation Services will host all of the wheelchair athletes on race day. This will be the official staging area and athletes can meet here from 6:30 to 7:00 am for hospitality and final instructions. The wheelchair athletes will have one start, at 7:31 AM.

Awards will be presented to the first-place male and female wheelchair half marathon finishers.

THE COURSE

The new half marathon route starts near the State Farm Center, runs through all sides of the University of Illinois campus and some nearby neighborhoods in Champaign and Urbana, and then finishes at the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium.

 

The course is USATF-certified (Certificate number IL20002DT). 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 $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

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

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. (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 heather true royal; the women’s shirt is also crew neck, and the color heather mint. All half marathon entrants will receive a unique shirt featuring the 2020 shirt design on the front and the 2022 design on the back.

See shirt sizing chart 

THE RULES

Racing wheelchairs shall be defined as a customized performance chair. USATF rules will be enforced. For additional rules view the following:

Further, the race will abide by the rules and policies of the recognized governing bodies of the sports of wheelchair racing, which do not allow the use of mechanical gears found on handbikes. For additional information contact: Wheelchair Sports USA and the International Paralympic Committee.
For more information about the wheelchair half marathon, please contact Adam Bleakney bleakney@illinois.edu