Fifth Annual Belleville Main Street Marathon

WE ARE REPLACING THE 2020 MARATHON WITH A SERIES OF VIRTUAL EVENTS, WITH SOME UNCONVENTIONAL DISTANCES BUT ALSO INCLUDING 26.2 MILES. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-JUNE. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR PRELIMINARY DETAILS OF THE VIRTUAL EVENTS, AND STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE OPENING FOR REGISTRATION FOR THAT SERIES IN MID-JUNE

REGISTER ON HOLD

2020 VIRTUAL VARIANT SERIES

An odd year calls for odd measures! Because of the many unknowns, now and 4 months from now (including our state’s reopening timeline and the uncertainty on what conducting a race might look like), and having our runners’ best interest at heart (that is, you train for 16-plus weeks, and possibly make travel arrangements, only to have the race cancelled after your 20-mile training run), we have made the difficult decision to replace the 5th Annual Belleville Main Street Marathon with a series of virtual events, our so-called Virus Variant Series.

All of the Virus Variant Series distances represent something related to the Belleville Main Street Marathon or what created this odd year—COVID-19 (including a 19K and 19 miler). The series will take place September 26 through October 4.

The choice is yours, what distance will you choose?

  • 5-miler (to commemorate what would have been our 5th year!!!)
  • 9.2 miles (the length of our beloved Belleville Main Street)
  • 19K (or 11.8 miles) (so many have asked for a half marathon, and this is pretty darn close!!!)
  • 19 miles (yep, let’s make “19” something great!!!)
  • 26.2 miles (how could we not?!)

Registration will open in mid-June, and more details will be provided at that time.

We will miss your faces on race day but hope you send pics of your training and your victory run on our Facebook page so that we can encourage you, cheer you on, and celebrate with you!

Please stay tuned for more details and for the opening of registration in June, and we hope that together through the Virus Variant Series we can do something positive for all of us!

 

Sincerely,

Belleville Main Street Marathon Organizing Committee

Information

About This Event

Run America’s Longest Main Street

USATF-certified course along a portion of America’s longest Main Street in historic Belleville, IL, near downtown St. Louis. Boston Marathon-qualifying race that offers an affordable registration fee, tremendous hometown course support from enthusiastic volunteers, and all the swag and amenities of a big city race but with small-town charm. This race is ideal for both newer and experienced runners.

Race swag includes a medal for all finishers and a long-sleeve T-shirt and other goodies for all registrants. Race amenities include free post-race food and beverages (including beer for finishers 21 years and older); lots of energetic volunteers and spectators; ample water and fueling stations and port-o-potties along the course; and awards in numerous divisions!

A Race by Runners for Runners

Click here to check out what other runners have to say about the Belleville Main Street Marathon at MarathonGuide.com.

Train to Finish The 2020 Belleville Marathon

We have helped hundreds of runners from all ability levels to train and finish the Belleville Marathon.

Training Group Highlights:
  • FREE!  Similar programs can cost you hundreds of dollars
  • Group runs with several STL metro area running groups
  • Weekly motivational emails with coaching tips
  • Long run support with water and Gatorade drops
  • FUN!

Please sign up to train with us when training registration opens in the spring.

—ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT BELLEVILLE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND THE BACKSTOPPERS—


Conducted by the Belleville Running Club and Toolen's Running Start

Photos From Our Events

All proceeds benefit the Belleville Parks and Recreation Department and The Backstoppers.