Race Week!

Registration has now closed for all events except the Youth Run, Biaggi's Pasta Feed, and ARC passes. Registration for these events will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. In-person registration for the youth run will take place at the expo on Thursday and Friday and at the stadium, 9:00 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, April 26. You can purchase ARC passes and pasta feed tickets at the expo as well.

Race week is here! See below for information to help runners, volunteers, and residents all have a great time.

Traffic: See our Traffic Impact page for maps and tables, and for live updates on Saturday.

Radio Prerace Show: Starting at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, get weather, traffic, parking, and last-minute advice on your way to the race. The show will be simulcast on multiple radio stations, including Mix 94.5, 92.5 The Chief, WIXY 100.3, and WIXY Classic 99.1.

Info: Official Race Guide (PDF), Frequently Asked Questions

E-Mail (preferred over participant hotline): director@illinoismarathon.com. This address is actively monitored, creates a physical record of your request, and avoids problems with inaudible or incomplete phone messages that cannot be returned.

Participant Hotline: 219-384-7276 (for questions about registration, packet pickup, race day, and so on)

Community/Course/Resident Hotline: 219-384-9378 (for questions about traffic, road closures, and so on)

Spectators

Memorial Stadium Guidelines

Participants

You can save time during packet pickup if you know your number ahead of time. Look up your number. If you do not do this ahead of time, you can look it up when you get there, on a computer or on lists posted on the walls of Gym 2.

You will receive the Official Race Guide when you pick up your race number, but you can get a head start on your reading now if you want to.

Course Video

Packet Pickup (where, when)

Map of Expo Vendors

Directions from Hotels to Parking

Volunteers

We still need your help, especially COURSE TEAM volunteers. Visit the Volunteer page of the race website and then click on the Join Our Course Intersection Team link to choose the course location you want. If you cannot attend a course team volunteer session, you can complete our online training.

Did you miss training? Want to review your job requirements? Go to the Volunteer Training Page.

News and Traffic

With a total of 21,000 runners and walkers sharing our streets Friday evening and Saturday morning, a little planning will go a long way toward making your spectating, errands, or commuting go smoothly.

See our Traffic Impact page for maps and tables, and for live updates on Saturday.

Live TV coverage on WCIA, starting at 7 a.m.

Radio Prerace Show: Starting at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, you can get traffic, parking, and last-minute advice on your way to the race. The show will be simulcast on multiple radio stations, including Mix 94.5, 92.5 The Chief, WIXY 100.3, and WIXY Classic 99.1.

Key Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Health & Fitness Expo takes place Thursday evening and all day Friday.