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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

SATURDAY APRIL 26 2025

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 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. (New certification number coming soon.) Our 2025 USATF sanction # is TBD.

 

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ENTRY FEE

Our 2025 registration opens this summer. Not able to join us in person? No problem! We offer virtual options for these events/distances: marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, Mile, and all the I-Challenge events. Complete your races wherever you live. We’ll ship all your race goodies to you, including your finisher medal(s).

REGISTER BY PRICE
07/15/23 $75
08/31/23 $80
10/31/23 $85
01/15/24 $95
02/29/24 $100
03/31/24 $110
04/01/25 through Expo $120

REGISTER

PACKET PICK-UP

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 25, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday April 26, 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 23, 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 (217-902-1538) 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 26, 2024

We are offering LATE packet pick-up at Body n’ Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap Ave (Rt 45), Savoy, IL from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 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 25 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. Complete this form 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.

EMERGENCY PACKET PICK-UP ON APRIL 27

We will also have emergency packet pickup in the Great West Hall of Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 27, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. If you let us know by Thursday, April 25 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. Complete this form to give us this information.

Otherwise, we will have your race number and goody bag only, but we’re happy to mail your race shirt to you after race weekend. Please bring a check or money order for $5.00 (made payable to C-U Marathon, LLC) to late packet pickup 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 April 26. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage).

SHIRTS

The relaxed fit, lightweight, moisture-wicking, and odor-resistant gender-specific half marathon shirt by Expert Brands is made in the USA of 100% microfiber polyester. The shirt’s built-in performance technology includes UV protection and no chemical finishers or enhancers. You can expect no pilling, no shrinking, and no sagging. Sizes XS (women only), S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL (Men’s Only). The women’s wheelchair half marathon shirt is V-neck, and the color is orange. The men’s wheelchair half marathon shirt is crew neck, and the color is navy. Both half marathon shirts will feature the 2024 shirt design on the front.

See the men’s shirt sizing chart and the women’s 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