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Marathons & Events in Illinois!

Attention foot racers! The Land of Lincoln is busting with marathons, half marathons, kids runs, and much more. Find a race near your town, and start your stretching.


Cactus Classic Trail Race

Held in Manito, the Cactus Classic Trail Race is a 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K trail run in mid-May in central Illinois near Lincoln.

Riverboat Series

Day one of the Riverboat Marathon Series is held in southern Illinois in the city of Vienna south of Marion and Carbondale. The race spans 49 miles into Missouri in mid-April.

Illinois Marathon

Held in late April, the Illinois Marathon is held in Champaign near Savoy. The event is a 26.2M run and relay, a 13.1M and 10K run, and a kids run.

Moonlight Marathon at Oak Ridge Cemetery

Early May brings the Moonlight Marathon at Oak Ridge Cemetery to Springfield. The event includes the Ultra Marathon and Half Marathon.

Starved Rock Country Marathon

Set in Ottawa in mid May, the Starved Rock Country Marathon starts and finishes near Washington Square – and Oglesby.

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Chicagoland Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

Chicagoland Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

Held in Schaumburg – near Glenview – in mid May, the Chicagoland Spring Marathon & Half Marathon is a 26.2M and 13.1M run.

Rockford Marathon

The Rockford Marathon is set near South Beloit in northern Illinois. The 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K run in late May.

Heartland Series, Day 4

Coursing through Fulton, the Heartland Series Marathon is a 26.2M, 13.1M run near Geneseo in early June.

Fox Valley Marathon

Set in Saint Charles, the Fox Valley Marathon is a 26.2M, 20M, 13.1M run over a weekend in late September.

Quad Cities Marathon

Set in late September, the Quad Cities Marathon consists of a 26.2M run/relay, a 13.1M run, a 5K run/walk, 1M walk, and a kids run. The run starts and ends in downtown Moline.

Prairie State Marathon

Set in Libertyville near Gurnee, the Prairie State Marathon & Half Marathon is held in early October. The course is USATF Certified, and is a Boston Qualifier.

YMCA Stone Bridge Marathon

Running through Belvidere near Woodstock, the YMCA Stone Bridge Marathon is a 26.2M, 13.1M, 5K run in early October.

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Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Starting and ending in Grant Park, the annual Chicago Marathon is held in October. The course spans downtown Chicago, and offers events like the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and the 27th Mile Post-Race Party at Butler Field.

Springfield Marathon

Set in the capital city of Springfield, the Springfield Marathon takes place in early October, and based at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Des Plaines River Trail Races

Held in mid-October, the Des Plaines River Trail Races is a 50M, 26.2M, and 13.1M trail run set in Libertyville.

Peoria Marathon & River City Races

Mid-October bring the Peoria Marathon & River City Races to central Illinois. The event features the Peoria Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, and Kid's Mini Marathon near East Peoria and Morton.

Shawnee Marathon

Set in Harrisburg, the Shawnee Marathon is a 26.2M run in late October.

Screaming Pumpkin Marathon

Peoria also features the Screaming Pumpkin Marathon during – appropriately enough – late October. This marathon consists of a 6.2M run/relay, 6.6M run, and 2M walk.

Naperville Marathon

Early November brings the Naperville Marathon to western Chicagoland. The Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon features a half marathon and marathon.

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