4th Annual Illinois Marathon
Some 20,000 strong runners and walkers will traverse the streets of Champaign Urbana this Friday and Saturday for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. All around town you see the portapotties lined up. The signs are giving us fair warning of which streets will be closed. And runners are beginning to arrive.
Bigger Than Expected
Back when this event was initiated, the planners thought that if it could survive at four years ther would be about 6000 runners. The event has exploded in popularity and is now a Boston Marathon qualifier. Events include a 5K, 10K, relays, kids run and of course the full marathon.
Illinois Marathon Map
Here is map of events from the Illinois Marathon site.