Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon postponed over coronavirus concerns


Organizers hope to reschedule race for later this year

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Officials with the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon announced they are going to postpone the event out of caution for the coronavirus.

The Christie Clinic Marathon was supposed to happen the weekend of April 23rd. This comes on the heel of the U of I suspending university-sponsored events or student organization events with more than 50 people. Organizers say they want to work with people on solutions. If the new date doesn’t work out for the participants, they’re hoping people will not cancel altogether, but choose to transfer their registration to someone else or defer until next year.

Officials announced the postponement on Thursday. They are working with university officials to look for another date later in the year.

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