Illinois Marathon Participants Can Support the Library

The Champaign Public Library Foundation is an official Charity Running Partner for the 2014 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 24 to 26.  Participants can run in support of the Library Foundation and enlist supporters through a personalized fundraising page.  Registering for the race through the library gives runners the benefit of the discounted early bird registration fee.

To run in support of the library, participants should choose an event, then register through the library, rather than on the marathon site.  Event details are available on the Illinois Marathon website.  Registration information should be submitted to Donna Pittman, Champaign Public Library’s development director, at dpittman@champaign.org or 217/403-2048.  Please send your name, the event you wish to sign up for, and your e-mail address.

The library will reply with a registration code and instructions for how to register online (at the discounted rate) and set up a fundraising web page.  Participants who have already registered for the marathon can set up a personalized fundraising web page and support the library as well.  To set up a page,go to the marathon’s Crowdrise page and click on the Library Foundation logo.  As part of the partnership, the library will provide five volunteers to help at the marathon.

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