6th Annual Belleville Main Street Marathon and Inaugural Half Marathon*
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Presented by Toolen’s Running Start and the Belleville Running Club
Jan 1-5: $65
Jan 6-July 31: $85
Aug 1-Aug 31: $100
Sept 1-Sept 17: $110
(Must be 18 or older to register for the full marathon)
(Half marathon registration has been capped at 250 participants and is no longer available for 2022)*
Jan 1-5: $55
Jan 6-July 31: $75
Aug 1-Aug 31: $90
Sept 1-Sept 17: $100
(No age restriction applies for the half marathon)
A downloadable printable registration form can be found at bellevillemarathon.com or at Toolen's Running Start, 3260 Green Mount Crossing Dr., Shiloh, IL 62269. Cash and checks will be accepted if registering by mail or in person. Make checks payable to the Belleville Running Club. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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 half marathon course support ends at 10:30 AM.
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 the full marathon 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.
COURSE SUPPORT: Aid stations with water and Gatorade will be available about every 2 miles on the course. Energy gels 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.
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.
Proceeds from this non-profit event benefit the Belleville Park and Recreation Department and The Backstoppers
***FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL PARTICIPANTS – NO EARPHONES PLEASE***