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Wheelchair Half MARATHON

The Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend has a wheelchair racing division for the half marathon.

7:31 AM




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 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 (Certificate number IL20002DT). Our 2023 USATF sanction number is TBD.




Our 2023 registration is now open.

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



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).


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.



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).


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 apple green; the women’s shirt is also crew neck, and the color is bay blue.

See shirt sizing chart 


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