Event Information

The 2015 Run River City Marathon is Peoria's premier running event featuring a full marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 5k, and youth run. 
 
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OUR RACES
  • 26.2 - Run Peoria's only road marathon! The course will be USATF Certified.
  • Marathon Relay - Run with 3 of your friends!  Please note:  All relays are 4 person relays.
  • Half Marathon - Not up to the 26.2?  Run the half marathon!
  • 5k - Run the 5k to blaze a fast time on the streets of downtown.
  • Youth Run - Kids run the last 1.2 miles of the marathon route!

PARKING

  • Parking for participants and spectators will be available at Methodist Hospital in downtown Peoria.  Entry to the parking lot is the at the intesection of Hamilton and Glendale Streets.

COURSE MAPS

RACE DAY TIMES
  • The marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay will be run on Sunday, October 18th at 7:00am
  • The 5k will be run on Sunday, October 18th at 7:30am.
  • The youth 1.2 will be run on Sunday, October 18th at noon.
All races start and finish downtown Peoria.  The start is located by the Caterpillar World Headquarters and the finish line is on Water Street.
 
PACE GROUPS
  • Pace groups for the following marathon times:  3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:55, 4:00, 4:1-, 4:20, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00
  • Pace groups provided by MarathonPacing.com
REGISTRATION INFO
  • The 2015 Peoria Marathon and River City Races has a required maximum net finish time of 6 hours.
  • Sale and/or transfer of race entries/bib numbers is strictly prohibited. All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred toward a future event.
  • Relay team members register separately.
  • All relays must have 4 participants.  The approximate relay distances:  Leg 1 - 6.4 miles, Leg 2 - 6.4 miles, Leg 3 - 5.8 miles, Leg 4 - 7.4
  • Relay teams all finish together!  Meet your last relay member and run approximately the last 3/10 of a mile as a TEAM!
 
REGISTRATION
If you are ready to register for the marathon, relay, half marathon, or 5k please click here.

There are no refunds or transfers for the Peoria Marathon or Run River City Races.  NO EXCEPTIONS
 
THE MARATHON RELAY COST IS PER PERSON.
 
RIVER CITY EXPO/PACKET PICK-UP
  • All participants will receive a gender specific short sleeve tech tee.  
  • Kids in the mini marathon will receive a short sleeve cotton tee.
  • Packet pickup will be on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th
  • Location:  Running Central - 311 SW Water Street
  • Time:  10am - 7pm on Friday and 9am - 7pm on Saturday
The expo will feature Peoria Marathon and River City Races merchandise at Running Central, as well as New Balance shoes, apparel, and accessories!
THERE IS NO PACKET PICK UP ON RACE DAY!
 
SHOWERS
  • Riverplex, 600 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL
  • 8am - 2pm
BAG DROP
  • Participants will have the option to leave one bag of personal items in Liberty Park.
  • Runners must be wearing their race number to drop off their bag, volunteers will be asking you to open your bag to view the contents, and runners must be wearing their race number to pick up their bag.
  • Friends or family members will not be allowed access to the Bag Drop.  Only participants will be permitted to drop off and pick up their bags.
  • Runners will only be permitted to drop off and pick up ONE bag!  Please make sure you pick up your bag and not someone else's.
  • This is an open air area for the bag drop.  Due to security reasons, the bags are not housed under shelter.
  • Do not include any electronics or anything of value.
SHIRTS
  • All participants will receive a gender specific short sleeve tech tee.  
  • Kids in the mini marathon will receive a short sleeve tech tee.
AWARDS
  • Awards for the marathon relay will be given to the top mens, womens, co-ed and masters mens, masters womens, and masters co-ed teams.
  • All participants will receive a finishers medal for the following events: marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and 5k.
  • Awards based on gun time.
  • Awards will be given to the Overall Male and Female in the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K.
  • Awards will be given to the Overall Masters Male and Female in the Marathon and Half Marathon. 
  • Age Group Awards will be given to the top 3 men and women in the following age groups for the Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K:  18 and under. 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • Age Group Awards for Marathon and Half Marathon will be mailed to participants.
  • The 5K Awards Ceremony will be at 9:00 am at the CEFCU Center Stage
  • The Marathon/Half Marathon awards ceremony will be at 11:00 am at the CEFCU Center Stage 

PRIZE MONEY

  • Marathon - 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200 - Men and Women
  • Half Marathon - 1st: $300, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100 - Men and Women
  • Wheelchair - 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200 - Men and Women

POST RACE PARTY

  • The Peoria Marathon will host a post race party at the CEFCU Center Stage.  Music will be provided.
  • Join the celebration from 11-2pm on October 18th.  Come play bags and enjoy some Bud Light and Michelob Ultra provided by Brewers Distributing.