Chambana Moms | Spectator’s Guide to the 2012 Illinois Marathon.

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been three short years since the first Illinois Marathon, but already it has become a signature event in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. The countdown is on to the marathon, which is actually several events taking place over two days (April 27-28). The 5K will take place Friday night, April 27. The 10K, marathon (26.2 miles) and half marathon/half wheelchair marathon (13.1) courses will be set up for race day on Saturday morning, April 28. The weekend is capped off by the Busey Youth Run on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Continue.