CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS

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2022 Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend COVID-19 Policy

All 2022 Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend participants age 5 and up who are registered for any event other than the Youth Run MUST meet one of the requirements below—depending on their vaccination status.

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result, with a test administered no earlier than Wednesday, April 27. Participants must submit results by the close of the expo on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m., at late packet pick up on Friday, April 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., or at emergency packet pickup on Saturday, April 30 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Definition of fully immunized: At least 2 weeks have elapsed since you received the second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose J&J vaccine. Getting a booster shot, if you are eligible, is encouraged BUT NOT REQUIRED.
  • If you have not had any vaccination, you may submit a negative PCR test result, with a test administered no earlier than Wednesday, April 27. Participants must submit results by the close of the expo on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m., at late packet pick up on Friday, April 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., or at emergency packet pick up on Saturday, April 30 from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • For the Busey Illinois Youth Run, immunization against COVID-19 is encouraged but not required.

Wearing a mask is NOW OPTIONAL inside the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) where the expo is held, as per recent changes by the University of Illinois (early April 2022).

If you cannot meet the vaccination or negative COVID-19 test requirements, you may request a free deferral to our 2023 race weekend by emailing director@illinoismarathon.com. Or you may switch your in-person registration to our virtual race experience. Reach out to race organizers for instructions on how to do this. director@illinoismarathon.com

FREE COVID-19 Testing Offered

Race organizers are partnering with SHIELD CU to offer easy, safe, and FREE COVID-19 PCR tests to any participants. SHIELD CU is a partnership between the University of Illinois and OSF HealthCare. The program is built around the non-invasive saliva COVID-19 testing (no nasal swab) developed and implemented on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Campus. Testing is free for the general public and available for those age 5 and older. Learn more, including test sites and times. An additional testing site is located at the outdoor pavilion at the Stephens YMCA, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.  http://sf-ymca.net/covid-19_testing_site/

What If I Don’t Feel Well Ahead of The Race?

Fully immunized people can still contract and transmit COVID-19, although at a much lower rate than those unvaccinated. So even if you are fully vaccinated, if you are experiencing any symptoms of viral illness (headache, sore throat, cough, fever, fatigue, body aches, loss of sense of smell or taste, shortness of breath), you should not report to the start line on April 29 or 30. Medical deferral to our 2023 race weekend will be granted for anyone who cannot participate due to any potential COVID-19 symptoms (and who contacts the race administration between 72 hours ahead of race weekend and race day).

What to Expect Event Weekend

We are excited to welcome you to Champaign-Urbana for our 13th annual race weekend. Upon your arrival, health screenings will be required for all race participants at packet pick-up at the Activities and Recreation Center, at Body n’ Sole for late packet pickup, or at race morning packet pickup at Memorial Stadium. Health screening involves showing your proof of vaccination or negative PCR test result on the Bindle app, Illinois app, or with physical documents. You must pick up your own race packet (waived for Youth Run entrants).

You will only be required to complete the health screening once. Once you have completed the health screening, you will receive a wristband that you’ll wear for the duration of race weekend. Please do not remove it.

Our goal is to provide an efficient and quick health screening process. This requires your adherence to our health & safety protocols and processes. We ask that you stay up-to-date on all event communications now through race week. Thank you for your patience and grace as we navigate this journey together.

Partnering with Bindle

Bindle is a health verification app that was purpose-built to respect the right of personal privacy. Individuals can safely store COVID-19 test results and vaccine records using Bindle’s military-grade encryption, then transform these health records into anonymous entry passes. Bindle will enable race participants to prove their COVID-19 health status without sharing any personal health information. Race organizers will share more information about Bindle in the coming weeks. Physical vaccination cards and test results will also be accepted as proof as well as the Illinois app used by individuals associated with the University of Illinois.

Follow these instructions to download the Bindle app and set up your Entry Pass for the health screening at the Expo.

2022 Health & Safety
Guidelines & Requirements

 

Area Proof of Vaccine
Or Negative
Test Result (via wristband)
Mask Optional
Health & Fitness Expo
Start Area
Gear Check
On Course While Participating
Finish Line
4th/14th Mile Street Fest