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?
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!
Belleville Main Street Marathon Organizing Committee
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!
Click here to check out what other runners have to say about the Belleville Main Street Marathon at MarathonGuide.com.
We have helped hundreds of runners from all ability levels to train and finish the Belleville Marathon.
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
Belleville Running Club
Toolen's Running Start
All proceeds benefit the Belleville Parks and Recreation Department and The Backstoppers.