The Shawnee Marathon, Shawnee Half-Marathon and Shawnee 10K will be upon us before we know it. As you know, we have changed the course this year and did away with the “out and back” route for the full and half distances. The Marathon is a certified course and will remain a Boston Marathon Qualifier! This years event is also an approved Illinois Bicentennial event!
The Marathon will begin at the majestic Garden of the Gods recreation area. There will be an 8 hour time limit. The Half Marathon will begin at Southeastern Illinois College. The 10K will be and out and back from downtown. All 3 distances finish at Poplar and Vine Streets in downtown Harrisburg.
You will want to make sure you arrive in plenty of time to catch your shuttle departure. The shuttle times are listed on the “Race Info” page of the website. These times will be strictly adhered to. There is plenty of parking in downtown Harrisburg and we will be utilizing the parking lot located one block from the event area.
Same day registration will NOT be offered for any of the 3 race distances. Please register by Friday the 26th if you plan to attend.
There are 3 options available for packet pickup. Those options are listed on the “Race Info” page. We will have a bag check opportunity available at the race event area.
Aid station locations and Award Ceremony times are posted on the “Race Info” page.
Interested in a post race beer? There are a couple of options along Poplar Street for you including Morello’s and Wooded Hills!
Most importantly, Olympic Athlete, Run Disney Spokesman and Author Jeff Galloway will be a part of the 2018 Shawnee Marathon. Jeff will be at RTS Sports on the Thursday and Friday before the Marathon.
Jeff will be hosting his very popular run school during the event expo on Friday evening. There are a limited number of spots still available for this. Don’t miss out! Info and registration can be found on the Shawnee Marathon website.
Lastly, Jeff and his wife will be participating in the Shawnee Marathon race.