Rain, Rain, Go Away! (Illinois Marathon Weather Update)

After months of training the Illinois Marathon weekend is finally here!  However, the forecast appears to show some rain in our future.  This morning, Jan Seeley and Mike Lindemann, race co-directors sent an email to participants.  They were very positive for the outlook of the 5K Friday night.  This is what they let runners know about Saturday: Tomorrow (Saturday), our event … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Area Weekend Planner for April 24-26 Sponsored by Savoy Recreation Center

The Savoy Recreation Center invites you and your family to join them as they kick off the summer with a FREE Summer Kick-Off/Touch a Truck event this  Sunday, April 26 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Head to the Savoy Recreation Center and let the kids enjoy some games and some cool treats. Kids of all ages will hurry down to see, touch and even sit in trucks of all kinds! The … [Read more...]

10 Things You Should Know about the 2015 Illinois Marathon

It's Illinois Marathon Week in Champaign-Urbana! Even if you're not running, there are plenty of ways for you and your family to be involved. 1. Youth Run Fun: There's still time to get your kids running in the Busey Illinois Marathon Youth Run, a 1K fun run which starts at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Youth Run is geared towards kids 9 and under (and we've seen kids as young … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to Participate in a 5K in Champaign-Urbana

Unless you have been living under a rock the past several years – you know that the Illinois Marathon is quickly approaching. For the past six years – love it or hate it – our very own twin city is overrun with runners. I happen to love it for many reasons, the most of which is the unity that it brings when such an enormous event is hosted in our neck of the woods. From … [Read more...]

Illinois Marathon Registration Opens July 7

If you are a very early bird who likes to run past the worm - you're in luck. At 12:01 a.m. on July 7, registration officially opened for the the 2015 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon events including the 5K, 10K, full marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay, with all events taking place the weekend of April 23 - 25, 2015. And if you're an out-of-towner, it's also a … [Read more...]