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 Special Events Coordinator Steve Jastrow to receive the NKFI registration discount code and to set-up your fundraising page
email: firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
location & schedule
your directions to the starting line
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
TRAVELING & WHERE TO STAY
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.
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
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, please download the 2020 Sponsorship Packet or contact Steve Jastrow at email@example.com.