You’ve heard the commercials, you’ve seen the billboards, and now you’ve seen the blog post. Peoria city is now hosting it’s very own marathon! On Sunday, May 19, around 1,500 people will run 26.2 miles through the city. There will also be a 5K, a 25K relay, and a kids run of 1.2 miles. There will be a mariachi band, bags to play at relay stops, and perhaps a bacon stop! Businesses will boom this coming weekend and many of them are doing specials for the community. Check out your local businesses along the route this weekend and show them your support.
Money from the registration fee will be going to support St. Jude Research and the St. Jude runs. It takes 2 million dollars to run the hospital for just ONE day, so every little amount donated helps! This marathon is not only going to bring money into our community but also will save lives.
This event is going to be awesome so come out and support all those crazy people running for those who can’t. Bring your signs and noisemakers and let’s make this an amazing first every River City Marathon!