Belleville Main Street Marathon


2018 Registration is now closed.

Registration will be available at packet pick-up, Friday, Sept. 28, from 11AM to 7PM at Toolen’s Running Start, and again on race day from 5:30 to 6:30AM at West Main and First Streets.

2018 Registration Is Open!

Only $65 through August 15 for this must-run event!

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The marathon begins at 7 AM, and course support ends at 2 PM.


This Boston Marathon-qualifying course in the Southern Illinois community of historic Belleville, IL, which is near downtown St. Louis, features a marathon-only event with enthusiastic crowd support, ample hydration and fueling stations, and the amenities of a big city race. About half the course is on America’s longest Main Street with the other half on area streets and portions of the paved Richland Creek Greenway Trail and MetroLink Bike Trail.


January 1 through August 15, registration is $65. Registration after August 15 is $75 and after September 15 is $85. A printed registration form and fee may also be mailed. Please make check payable to Belleville Running Club and mail to Toolen’s Running Start, Belleville Main Street Marathon, 3260 Green Mount Crossing Dr, Shiloh, IL 62269. On-site race day registration 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. near West Main and First streets in downtown Belleville. Entry fees are nonrefundable.


The top 3 overall winners and the top 3 finishers in each division (see below) will receive awards. All finishers will receive participant medals.

BONUS awards for the 2018 race only: RRCA Championship medals will be awarded to the top overall, master, grandmaster, and senior grandmaster male and female winners!

To recognize those who run the Belleville Main Street Marathon for consecutive years, we will present “The Streaker Award.” You must be fully clothed to receive this honor, which will be presented at the awards ceremony (must be present to receive award).


Top Overall Male & Female; Masters (M & F); Wheelchair (M & F); Age Groups (M & F): 18 – 19; 20 – 24; 25 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 – 44; 45 – 49; 50 – 54; 55 – 59; 60 – 64; 65 – 69; 70 & Over. In addition for the 2018 only, RRCA Championship medals will be awarded to the top overall, master, grandmaster, and senior grandmaster male and female winners. Due to liability and safety issues, the age limit requirement of being 18 or older will be strictly enforced.


Packet Pick-Up takes place Friday, Sept. 28


Email, or contact Toolen’s Running Start at 618-628-9898 or


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


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