Illinois Marathon Events and Research Park Impact, Friday-Saturday April 27 and 28

April 08, 2018

The Illinois Marathon is coming! This has an impact to the Research Park, so please read below. Marathon weekend is also a lot of fun and a great way to showcase our community. 

Research Park parking lots are part of the designated parking area for the marathon on both Friday and Saturday. The starting line for Saturday’s races is located at First Street and St. Mary’s Road.

The 5K will take place on Friday night, April 27. The starting line for the 5K is on Oak Street, approximately 300 feet north of the EnterpriseWorks parking lot entrance. Although the race does not start until 7:30 pm, preparations will begin at 3:00 pm. According to organizers, access to the EnterpriseWorks parking lot entrance should not (no guarantees) become an issue until 5:30 pm and later. Thousands of runners are anticipated. (See 5K route map.) 

The Illinois National Bank 4th Mile 5K StreetFest will take place from 6:30pm to 10pm outside Memorial Stadium between First Street & Fourth Street, in the same footprint where the 27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash will take place on Saturday. In addition to live music, there will be food trucks and activities for the kids. All are welcome.