COURSE: The race begins and ends on Main Street between Illinois 159 and First Street in historic downtown Belleville, IL, and for the 2021 race, the course will primarily be held on the St. Clair County Transit District’s paved biking/walking trail. At this time the course has not been certified, and we are exploring that option.
TIME: 7 AM start time, with course support ending at 2 PM.
AWARDS: The top 3 overall male and female finishers; top male and female master finishers; and top male and female wheelchair finishers will receive awards as will the top 3 male and female finishers in each of the following age divisions: 18-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 & older. All finishers, regardless of placement, will receive a participant medal. Due to liability and safety issues, the age limit requirement of being 18 or older will be strictly enforced.
ENTRY FEES: $65 through Aug 31, then $75 in September. Online registration is available at itsyourrace.com. Cash and checks will be accepted at or by mailing to Toolen’s Running Start, 3260 Green Mount Crossing Dr., Shiloh, IL 62269. Please make checks payable to Belleville Running Club. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless event organizers cancel the race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COURSE SUPPORT: Course support will include hydration stations located approximately every 2 miles. The course is on open roads and trails, and participants must be at mile 13 by 10:23 AM or they will be transported by an official race vehicle to another point on the course and allowed to cross the finish line with an unofficial time and to receive a finisher medal. Event medical support will be provided by HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Post-race refreshments will include food from BEAST BBQ and beverages from Grey Eagle Distributors and other items from local businesses. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES: To ensure participant/volunteer safety, any applicable COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
PARTICIPANT AND ADDITIONAL INFO: Visit bellevillemarathon.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Toolen’s Running Start at 618-628-9898.