Illinois Marathon- F.A.Q's

What are we raising funds for?

Funds raised on behalf of International Justice Mission are directed to IJM's Urgent Needs fund, and will be used to meet IJM's most pressing needs in their mission to combat violent oppression around the world.

Do 100% of the funds I give and/or raise go to International justice mission?

The registration fee for any race in the Illinois Marathon goes directly to the Illinois Marathon. All proceeds outside of the registration fee will be given directly to International Justice Mission. The only exception being, a 6% processing fee retained by imAthlete, if donations are given online through that platform.


When and where is the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon?

The marathon races will take place in Champaign/Urbana, IL on April 20-22, 2017. All of the races will start near the State Farm Center. Refer to information received directly from the Illinois Marathon to confirm the start time and location.


What events can I participate in at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon?

5K which will take place Friday, April 21st at 7:30PM

10K starts at approximately 7:35AM on Saturday, April 22nd

½ Marathon and full Marathon starts at 7:03AM on Saturday, April 22nd

Relay Marathon starts at 7:03AM on Saturday, April 22nd

Youth Run starts at 3:00PM on Saturday, April 22nd

If you're running in one of the races, please refer to information received directly from the marathon to confirm the start time and start location.


Is there an age limit for the marathon?

Yes, only validly entered runners may participate in any race. No one under the age of 17 on race day will be allowed to compete in the marathon, and no one under the age of 12 on race day will be allowed to compete in the half marathon. For more rules and regulations, visit the official Rules and Regulations page.


If I register for the marathon, do I have to raise funds?

Yes, as a charity running partner you receive a discount registration. If you sign up to be a part of WBGL’s Team, we ask that you participate in the fundraising efforts for International Justice Mission. 

The suggested minimum amounts per event are: 

5K & 10K events = $100

½ Marathon & full marathon = $500


Can I donate funds to International Justice Mission without running/walking in any event?

Yes! You can give safely and securely here.


Can I donate by check?

Yes. Please make the check out to “International Justice Mission” and include in the memo line “WBGL”. All checks can be mailed to:
WBGL
Attn: Marathon
4101 Fieldstone Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822


Will WBGL provide a shirt for me if I run with WBGL’s Team?

If the race participant raises a minimum of $100, WBGL will provide a free custom team t-shirt to the participant.  

If I need accommodations in Champaign/Urbana, where do i stay?

There are many hotels in the Champaign/Urbana area. If you are planning on spending the night we suggest that you book your room as soon as you can. Hotels in the area fill up fast for the marathon weekend. Click here for a hotel listing.
 

Where are the funds directed?

Funds raised on behalf of IJM are directed to IJM's Urgent Needs fund, and will be used to meet IJM's most pressing needs in their mission to combat violent oppression around the world. 


Who can I contact with a question that wasn't answered here?

Contact Jennifer Briski at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also find your answer on the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon FAQs.