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Signature Events: Team Kidney Illinois Marathon

team kidney: illinois marathon 

April 25-27, 2024

Starts at University of Illinois Campus 

Champaign-Urbana, IL

and they're off!

see you at the finish line

Team Kidney is thrilled to lock arms again with the Christie Clinic as an official charity partner of the Illinois Marathon. This incredible display of athletic performance and community spirit is more than just a race - it's three days of events, celebrations, physical health activities, and fun.


You can participate in any of the weekend's walks or races on behalf of the NKFI - - and whether you're moseying or zipping along at top speed, every step you take will raise money for kidney research, public education, and free health screenings.


As a member of Team Kidney, not only will you be able to fundraise through our online giving platform, you'll also have access to an NKFI fundraising coach and a slew of exciting Team Kidney incentives. Best of all, you'll have the entire NKFI community cheering you on.


For more information about the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, please click here.


how to join team kidney

  • Registration: To join #TeamKidney at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, please contact our Development Coordinator Molly Swayze to receive the NKFI registration discount code and to set-up your fundraising page


 email:  |  phone: (312) 321-1500 


  • About Team Kidney: #TeamKidney is the National Kidney Foundation's digital, community-giving platform.  Through #TeamKidney, you can organize any number of do-it-yourself appeals. Whether you want to build an honor/tribute page, celebrate a milestone, or collect donations for a physical event (like the marathon!), #TeamKidney will let you fundraise your way. Visit the TeamKidney Site


  • Fundraise, Get Supporters: You can create your own fundraising page on our intuitive, Team Kidney giving-platform. We make it easy for you to set goals, appeal for donations, and share your efforts through email and social media. Best of all, managing your progress is a breeze, as our portal handles all the complex work (like processing gifts). Get started on TeamKidney.


get registered


Ready to run?

Click below to contact Molly Swayze for your discount code and secure your spot.



As charity partners, we need to fill a minimum of 10 volunteer slots.  Sign up for your preferred day and time at the button below.

Location and Schedule

location & schedule

your directions to the starting line

Event Location


All of the races start and finish on campus of the University of Illinois — home of the Fighting Illini.


You start near the State Farm Center, run through crowd-filled neighborhoods and tree-lined parks, and finish on the 50-yard line of historic Memorial Stadium. Click the link below to explore all the event maps - which show course routes; mile markers; hydration, gel, and medical stations; shelters; and relay exchange zones.

Transit, Driving, Parking


Need some help planning your visit to Champaign-Urbana? The Illinois Marathon team has partnered with a number of local hotels, and has some solid tips for plotting your commute.


Free parking is available for all runners and spectators.  


APRIL 25-27, 2024

The Illinois Marathon weekend comprises several athletic events. There's the marathon itself, a half marathon, a wheelchair half marathon, a 5K run/walk, and a number of health-related activities.​

In addition to the official event schedule, members of Team Kidney are also invited to attend a cookout, welcome-party the night before the event. (Welcome Party details will be emailed to you following registration).


pictures from past runs

scenes from the route

2018 Gallery






illinois marathon sponsors

you make the difference

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to support patients and families, conduct free educational seminars, and offer community screening days through the generosity of our passionate supporters, and a remarkable team of dedicated sponsors. To sponsor this event, contact Molly Swayze at


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