Inaugural Half Marathon*
Saturday, September 24, 2022
In Historic Belleville, IL, Near Downtown St. Louis, MO
We are excited to introduce the Half Marathon in 2022 to our well-loved Boston Marathon-Qualifying Full Marathon!
TIME/DATE: Both the full and half marathons will begin at 7 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Full marathon course support ends at 2 PM, and 10:30 AM for the half marathon.
Jan 1-5: $65
Jan 6-July 31: $85
Aug 1-Aug 31: $100
Sept 1-Sept 17: $110
Half Marathon (registrations will be capped at 250 participants)*
****REGISTRATION FOR THE HALF HAS BEEN CAPPED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE****
Jan 1-5: $55
Jan 6-July 31: $75
Aug 1-Aug 31: $90
Sept 1-Sept 17: $100
Online registration is available at itsyourrace.com (click here). Otherwise, cash and checks will be accepted in person at or by mailing a print registration form to Toolen’s Running Start, 3260 Green Mount Crossing Dr., Shiloh, IL 62269. Make checks payable to the Belleville Running Club. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
2022 COURSE SUPPORT: Water and Gatorade will be available about every 2 miles on the course. Gu also will be available at several locations (check back later for more specific locations). Medical support will be provided by HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
COURSE: The full and half marathons will begin and end on Main Street near First Street in historic downtown Belleville, IL. The full marathon course will be certified and is a Boston Marathon-qualifying course. The FULL MARATHON will be on about 16 miles of city streets, including America's longest Main Street, and about 10 miles on the St. Clair County Transit District's paved biking/walking trail. The HALF MARATHON will be on city streets, including America's longest Main Street. Full marathon 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. Half marathon particpants must complete the course by 10:30 AM to receive an official race time, although they will be eligible for a medal upon course completion.
AWARDS: For the FULL MARATHON, 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. Due to liability and safety issues, the age limit requirement of being 18 or older will be strictly enforced for the FULL MARATHON.
For the HALF MARATHON, 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: 19 and younger; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 & older. There is no age limit for the half marathon.
SWAG: All finishers, regardless of placement, will receive a participant medal, and anyone who registers before September 10 is gauranteed an event shirt.
STREAKER AWARD: Participants who ran EACH of the 5 past in-person Belleville Main Street FULL MARATHONS (2016-2019, 2021) will be recognized with our commemorative Streaker Award. Please ask for your award at packet pickup.
10 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday, Sept. 23, at Toolen’s Running Start, 3260 Green Mount Crossing Drive, Shiloh, IL 62269.
5:30 to 6:30 AM on Saturday, Sept. 24, near the start line on Main Street near First Street.
POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS: Post-race refreshments include food from Belleville restaurants, beverages by Grey Eagle Distributors in Belleville, and other goodies from local businesses.
RACE DAY PICS: Rutster Photography will be capturing professional race-day photographs, which will be available for viewing and purchase at the company's Belleville Main Street Marathon gallery (click here).
FOR MORE INFO: Visit bellevillemarathon.com. For specific questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Toolen’s Running Start at 618-628-9898 or www.runningstartsports.com.
The full and half marathon courses will be certified with the full marathon being a Boston Marathon-qualifying course. Both races will start and finish on Main Street near First Street in historic downtown Belleville. Both races will travel down a portion of America's longest Main Street and other city streets. About 10 miles of the second half of the full marathon will be on the St. Clair Country Transit District's paved biking/walking trail. The half marathon will capped at 250 participants in 2022.
Click here to check out what other runners have to say about the Belleville Main Street Marathon at MarathonGuide.com.
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Give Your Miles Meaning
Run for Team Big Brothers Big Sisters!
We are on a mission to ensure that every child in our community can graduate high school with a plan for their future and a mentor whose impact lasts a lifetime.
For 42 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois has been dedicated to igniting the power and promise of children ages 6-18 through 1:1 mentorship in St. Clair, Madison, Clinton, and Monroe counties.
This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois is forming an inaugural team in the Belleville Main Street Marathon. Give your miles meaning and run to Defend the Potential of youth across the Metro East by running for Team Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Team members are required to fundraise $500 by race day. In return, we provide you:
Ready to sign up? Fill out our form here.
Questions? Contact Heather Freed at email@example.com.
—ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT BELLEVILLE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND THE BACKSTOPPERS—
Conducted by the Belleville Running Club and Toolen's Running Start
Belleville Running Club
Toolen's Running Start
All proceeds benefit the Belleville Parks and Recreation Department and The Backstoppers.