We appreciate your patience as we sort out the events of today and announce the plan for getting medals and marathon finisher blankets to the roughly 300 marathoners who were evacuated from the course due to the severe weather that rolled in 4 hours into the race. 25 lightning strikes were seen in our area, leading emergency services professionals to make this difficult decision.

Safety is our number one priority.

Watch the site and your email for more info.


Due to severe weather in the area, the Busey Illinois Youth Run has been cancelled. Pre-registered runners can pick up their bags, shirts and medals at Busey (Urbana on Race street location) during regular business hours.

Any questions call 217-369-8553 or email director@illinoismarathon.com

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Race Day!

Registration has now closed for all events except the youth run. In-person registration for the youth run will take place at the stadium from 9:00 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, April 25.

20,000 runners and walkers are participating in this year’s events, and more than 3,500 volunteers. Fantastic!

Save the date! Next year’s dates are April 28 - 30, 2016.

Traffic: See our Traffic Impact page for maps and tables.

2015 Results: Results Page.

Something wrong? Contact our timing team at GRaceMgt@aol.com

Finisher certificates will be available in a few weeks



Give us feedback!
Help us make next year even better.

Defective shirt or medal, Missing Golden Ticket prize? Tell us your goodie problem or missing prize, and we’ll make it better.

Awards will be mailed to winners via the US Postal Service. We take a few weeks to ensure that the results are complete and accurate before mailing awards. Expect them to be shipped in late May to early June.

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, Rewind 92.5, WIXY 100.3, and WIXY Classic 99.1.

The Extra Mile: Catch all the sights and sounds of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon live as it happens. The Extra Mile is three hours of coverage produced by WCIA TV 3, Your Local News Leader in Champaign and Springfield. The show will air live from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on race day and can be seen on WCIA (channel 3 locally). A rebroadcast of the race can be seen on WCIA sister station WCIX 49 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the Saturday evening of race day. Nexstar Broadcasting sister station WTVO in Rockford will air the program on Sunday, April 26, noon to 3:00 p.m. on its My Network station.

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: 309-214-1926 (for questions about registration, packet pickup, race day, and so on)

Resident Hotline: 309-229-1223 (for questions about traffic, road closures, and so on)


Missed your flight? Flat tire on the way last night? Dog ate your guide?
Emergency Packet Pickup at Great West Hall in Memorial Stadium starting @ 5:30 a.m.