Illinois Marathon- F.A.Q's

What are we raising funds for?

Abolition International, a ministry that fights human trafficking. More specifically, the funds will go towards building a home in Tennessee that will provide care for girls rescued from human trafficking.


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

The registration fee for the marathon goes directly to the marathon.
100% of all funds donated outside of the registration fee will be given directly to Abolition International. The only exception being, a 3% processing fee retained by CrowdRise, if donations are given online.

When and where is the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon?

The marathon will take place in Champaign/Urbana, IL on April 24-April 26, 2014. All of the races will start near the State Farm Center (formerly called the Assembly Hall).

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

5K which will take place Friday, April 25 at 7:30PM
10K starts at approximately 7:40AM on Saturday, April 26
½ Marathon and full Marathon starts at 7:00AM on Saturday, April 26
Relay Marathon starts at 7:00AM on Saturday, April 26

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

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 runner you receive a discount registration. If you sign up to be a part of WBGL’s Team Abolition International, we ask that you participate in the fundraising efforts for Abolition International.

The suggested minimum amounts per event are:
5K & 10K events = $100
½ Marathon & full marathon = $500.

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

Yes! You can give safely and securely through WBGL's official site with the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. Once there, just click “Donate to this fundraiser”.

Can I donate by check?

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

Will WBGL provide a shirt if I run with WBGL’s Team Abolition international?

Yes. Everyone who participates in a marathon event will receive a custom shirt. If you're registered for the 5K or 10K, you will receive a custom cotton t-shirt. If you register for the ½ Marathon or full marathon, you will receive a custom tech running shirt.

What will the funds collected for Abolition International be going for?

We are partnering with Abolition International to help raise funds for a Nashville, TN. The model home will be a long-term housing option for minors rescued from human trafficking. This model home is not the first home in the USA, however it will be the first of it's kind - a model care and teaching facility built specifically for minor victims of human trafficking.

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.

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

Contact Weez Stockton 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.