2021 Belleville Main Street Marathon
Saturday, September 25
The race begins and ends on Main Street between Illinois 159 and 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. This is an open course on open roads and trails. 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.
Packet pickup will take place:
10 AM to 7 PM Friday, September 24, at Toolen’s Running Start, 3260 Green Mount Crossing Drive, Shiloh, IL 62269.
5:30 to 6:30 AM Saturday, September 25, at the corner of Main Street and First Street near the start line.
**Hydration will look a little different this year to enhance safety for participants and volunteers as a result of COVID-19. Runners are asked to provide their own hydration and fuel (ie, energy gels) to minimize exposure among participants and volunteers. We will provide a few water stops along the course for refilling water bottles from 5-gallon jugs. As COVID-19 guidelines change, we may make adjustments to course support. Please check back for updates.
Porta-potties/restrooms will be located at the start/finish line area and near all water stations.
Medical officials are prepared to treat injuries that may occur during this event. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is providing a medical tent and personnel at the start/finish line area and on the course. In addition, medical personnel will be located throughout the course.
All participants/volunteers/spectators are strongly encouraged to park in the FREE St. Clair County parking garage, located at 1 Lincoln Street, which is conveniently located about a block from the start/finish line.
Professional photos will be available for purchase and may be viewed at bellevillemarathonphotos.rutster.com.
Online registration closes September 23, but you may register in person at Toolen's Running Start through September 24; at one of the packet pickups (see above); or you may register race day morning at South First and Main Streets from 5:30 to 6:30 AM.
All race finishers will receive a medal at the finish line. Awards for the top 3 male and female, male and female Master’s, and male and female wheelchair finishers will be presented at 11 a.m. in the marathon plaza area just east of the finish line. Age group awards will be presented around 1 p.m. in the marathon plaza area. Awards will not be mailed but can be picked up at Toolen’s Running Start after October 2.
The Streaker Award
Participants who ran EACH of the 4 past IN-PERSON Belleville Main Street Marathons (2016-2019) will be recognized with our commemorative Streaker Award. The award will be available at packet pickup.
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.