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A Mile a Day, from 6 Feet Away Virtual Marathon


virtual marathon

We welcome anyone from our EIU community to join us for our first virtual marathon! We challenge you to cover 26.2 miles between April 29, 2020 and May 29, 2020. You can run, walk, bike, roller blade, elliptical, or pogo stick your way to the finish line. 

The first 50 EIU students and staff who register for our Virtual event AND who complete the 26.2 miles will get a free event shirt. This is a free event for EIU students and staff, but we welcome anyone from within our EIU community to participate. If a community member wants to participate AND wants a shirt, we ask that you cover the cost of your shirt ($5-10) at the conclusion of the event. 

Register is now closed.


How long do I have to cover 26.2 miles?
You have 30 days starting on April 29th and ending at midnight on May 29, 2020 to cover a total of 26.2 miles.

How do I track the mileage and report that I've finished?
This will be done on the honor system. If you say you covered one mile, then we will believe you. Earn good karma, and tell the truth.
Track your mileage: Enter whatever distance you cover on a daily basis using this form.

What if I cannot get outside to cover the distance?
We encourage you to get creative. Maybe you can walk laps around your house, your backyard or use a treadmill/stationary bike/elliptical. If you have specific questions about if a specific activity would work, give us a call (217) 581-3967.

How will I receive my shirt?
Depending on what our social distancing expectations are in early June shirts may be picked up on campus, or we will mail the shirts to our participants. Stay tuned!

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