Race Info

 The Shawnee Marathon was named the 5th best road race in the State of Illinois according to “Best of Illinois”

The sixth running of the Shawnee Marathon, Half Marathon and Jackson Falls 10K is set for Saturday, October 27, 2018 and will draw participants from all over the country. Since we took over the Marathon in 2016, we have seen participants from all over Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Delaware, Washington, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, New Mexico and even Japan!

*The Jackson Falls 10K gets it name from the well known waterfall in the Shawnee National Forest. The 10K route does not go past the falls.

The scenic route in the Shawnee National Forest runs from Southeastern Illinois College to the town of Equality and back. It is a Boston Marathon qualifying race, which means if runners meet a certain time goal, they can qualify for the Boston Marathon. (Click Here to see the qualifying standards)

Shawnee Marathon

The Premier Marathon of Southern Illinois

Every participant receives a custom finishers medal and event shirt – only guaranteed if registered before the pre-registration deadline, which is October 16, 2017.

4″ Finisher’s Medal from 2016

2016 Marathon shirt design

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Marathon begins @ 7:30 a.m.

Half-Marathon begins @ 7:35 a.m.

Jackson Falls 10K begins @ 7:40 a.m.

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Race Location:

Southeastern Illinois College

3575 College Road

Harrisburg, IL 62946

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Packet Pickup Information:

Registration, check-in and shirt pick-up:

PawPaw’s Pizza – Friday, October 27 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

701 N. Commercial St. 

Harrisburg, IL 62946

Same Day Check-in and shirt pickup begins at 6:00 am at the race location. (We prefer packets to be picked up on Friday night)

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Entry Fees:

* Register early to take advantage of special pricing. *

Shawnee Marathon: Registration fee:

Before June 7th: $60

Before July 14th: $65

Before August 21st: $70

Before September 28th: $75

Before October 28th: $80

Shawnee 1/2 Marathon: Registration fee:

Before June 7th: $40

Before July 14th: $45

Before August 21st: $50

Before September 28th: $55

Before October 28th: $60

Jackson Falls 10K:

Before June 7th: $20

Before July 14th: $25

Before August 21st: $30

Before September 28th: $35

Before October 28th: $40

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Awards:

Every Marathon & Half-Marathon participant receives a custom finishers medal and event shirt. 10K participants will receive a shirt.

There will be $3,450.00 worth of cash prizes awarded in the following manner:

***We will honor the IHSA restrictions for student athletes receiving prize money – By-law 3.080***

1st place Marathon (Male & Female) – $500

2nd place Marathon (Male & Female) – $300

3rd place Marathon (Male & Female) – $200

1st place Half-Marathon (Male & Female) – $250

2nd place Half-Marathon (Male & Female) – $150

3rd place Half-Marathon (Male & Female) – $100

1st place 10K (Male & Female) – $100

2nd place 10K (Male & Female) – $75

3rd place 10K (Male & Female) – $50

There will be an additional $500 given to anyone who sets the course record for the Marathon and $250 for the Half-Marathon

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Aid Stations – These aid stations are listed at their approximate locations

Start/Finish:

Women’s Center – Table with water and goodies

SIH Rehab Unlimited – A certified athletic trainer (ATC) is going to set up at the line to assist with any injured runners, cramping, etc.

Marathon Route:

Mile Marker 3 & 23 backed out on us at last minute. We will have a station, but there may not be anyone working it.

Mile Marker 5.25 & 21 – SIH, SIH Medical Group & SIH Rehab Unlimited will have their party station up and running again! They will have water, electrolytes, salty and carb snacks, general first aid and most importantly cow bells!

Mile Marker 8 1/2 – We will have a station, but there may not be anyone working it.

Mile Marker 11 1/2 & 16 1/2 – The popular Candyland station is back. First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust along with Maier’s Tidy Bowl put together this exciting aid station. Water, electrolytes, gels and more!

Mile Marker 13 – Team RWB (Red, White & Blue) will be on hand cheering you on! They will have water and electrolytes. 

Half-Marathon Route:

Mile Marker 3 & 10 backed out on us at last minute. We will have a station, but there may not be anyone working it.

Mile Marker 5.25 & 8 – SIH, SIH Medical Group & SIH Rehab Unlimited will have their party station up and running again! They will have water, electrolytes, salty and carb snacks, general first aid and most importantly cow bells!

10K Route:

Mile Marker 3 backed out on us at last minute. We will have a station, but there may not be anyone working it.

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Register online here

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print Race Flyer here