2023 BELLEVILLE MAIN STREET MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON
Saturday, September 30, 2023
In historic Belleville, IL, just a short drive from downtown St. Louis, MO
TIME/DATE: Both the full and half marathons will begin at 7 AM on Saturday, September 30, 2023. FULL MARATHON course support ends at 2 PM. HALF MARATHON course support ends at 10:30 AM.
Jan 6: $50
Jan 7-10: $65
Jan 11-July 31: $85
Aug 1-Aug 31: $100
Sept 1-Sept 24: $110
**Must be at least 18 years old to register for the full marathon.
Half Marathon (registrations will be capped at 500 participants)*
Jan 6: $45
Jan 7-10: $55
Jan 11-July 31: $75
Aug 1-Aug 31: $90
Sept 1-Sept 24: $100
**There are no age restrictions to register for the half marathon.
Registration closes on September 24. To be guaranteed an event shirt, registration must be completed by September 17. 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.
2023 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 specific locations). Medical support also will be provided.
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 a portion of 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 a portion of 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 participants 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 are no age restrictions for the half marathon.
SWAG: All finishers, regardless of placement, will receive a participant medal. Event shirts are guaranteed if registration is completed by September 17.
STREAKER AWARD: Participants who ran EACH of the 6 past in-person Belleville Main Street FULL MARATHONS (2016-2019, 2021, 2022) will be recognized with our commemorative Streaker Award. Please ask for your award at packet pickup.
FEATURED CHARITY: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois is joining us again as our featured charity! Please consider joining their running team, Team Defenders, to support their 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. Click here for more information on how to join Team Defenders and check out their section on the bottom of our home page!
10 AM to 6 PM on Friday, Sept. 29, at Toolen’s Running Start, 3260 Green Mount Crossing Drive, Shiloh, IL 62269.
5:30 to 6:30 AM, Saturday, Sept. 30, near the start line near Main Street and First Street.
POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS: Post-race refreshments include food and beverages from local businesses. Please check back later to see what goodies will be offered.
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.