An Ultra-Marathon Experience to Raise Awareness for Macon County CASA
Well if you haven’t heard Macon Miles was a huge success with 32 runners in all! Crawford’s Pizza in Maroa did a great job feeding us afterwards. We had beautiful weather and the best runners in the world. Kevin Smith and Brian Bell finished the 40 miles with only a few slow steps late in the run. Kevin is already thinking about next years Ultra Marathon to benefit Macon County CASA! Fantastic job and a great way to get the information out about Macon County CASA. Now everyone support the Betsy Smith Run in September as CASA will again be the recipient of part of those proceeds.
Thanks to all who supported, ran, donated, volunteered or did anything to make this event a huge success!!
April 12, 2014
Runners will traverse Macon County from the Southern County Line to the Northern County Line
There will be runners completing the 40 miles individually and in teams of 4.
Don’t want to run 40 miles, but would like to run to support the cause?
4 Person Relay teams
Two 5K distance runs will be set up so you can run and support the full distance runners and CASA!
1st will start at Majestic Bingo Hall in MT. Zion to Kroger East
2nd will start at St. Patricks Church on Eldorado and end at the Krogers at Brettwood Village
(Relay Teams & 5K runners must provide own transportation from finish to start)
Call the CASA office to sign-up for any or all of the runs! (217) 428-8424
Not a runner, but still want to help?
The full distance runners will be running through many local communities
simply come out and cheer them on while they make their way through the county from the bottom up
Please consider becoming a volunteer or providing a financial contribution to CASA.
Below is additional information with estimated times:
Legs for the 40 Mile relay
First Leg: Jacobs Rd. at Hilvety Rd. to Rt. 128 at Walker Rd.
Second Leg: Rt128 at Walker Rd. to Rt. 121 at Lost Bridge Road (ACE Hardware)
Third Leg: Lost Bridge Road to Barnett Ave. (Hickory Point Mall) this is about a half mile longer
Fourth Leg: Barnett Ave. to North Macon County Line
Estimated Times of arrival at certain check points (based on a 12 min/mile avg. pace)
START Jacobs Rd. at Hilvety Rd. – 6:30 am
Hilvety Rd. at route 128 – 8:00 am
Dalton City – 9:00 am
Mt. Zion – 10:00 am
Kroger East – 10:30 am
Eldorado and Water – 11:45 am
Kroger Brettwood Village – 12:00 pm
Forsyth – 12:45 pm
Maroa – 2:15 pm
North County Line(FINISH) – 2:30 pm
Additional Race Info
Pre-Registration – March 1st, 2014 to April 11th, 2014
Race Sign In and Pre-race Meeting – April 12th 6 a.m. Majestic Bingo Hall Mt. Zion, IL for all 40 mile runners and beginning team relayers.
There will be transportation from Majestic to race start for those 40 mile runners and beginning relays if needed.
Race begins at Jacobs Rd. and Hilvety Rd. about 3 miles east of Moweaqua on the south county line road.
For 4 Person Relays
Start at Jacobs Rd. at Hilvety Rd.
This area is mostly rural so we will have cars along the way for water stations and snacks.
1st 10 miles of Relay ends at 128 & Walker Rd.
Water station and relay switch. There will be traveling water stations between these two stops.
2nd 10 Miles is from Walker Rd. to Lost Bridge Rd.
Water station here in front of the Butcher Block. (Kids Castle)
3rd 10 Miles is from Lost Bridge Rd. to just north of Barnett Rd. in Forsyth.
Water station here in front of Town & Country Bank.
4th 10 Miles will be from Forsyth to county line north of Maroa taking Wood St. through Maroa to Lake Fork Rd.
Water station at Casey’s in Maroa
9:15 a.m. 1st 5K Registration and begins at Majestic Bingo Hall in Mt. Zion and ends at Kroger on 36E.
Water station at Lost Bridge Rd and Rt. 36 Kroger.
11:00 a.m. 2nd 5K Registration and begins at St. Patrick’s Church on E. Eldorado to the Brettwood Village Kroger.
Water station at St. Patricks Church and Brettwood Village Kroger.
Water station at Trump Direct on N. Water St.
All relay teams and 5k runners must provide their own transportation.
Please make donations on-line, or at the office 140 S. Water. Donation can also be taken at the race.
Registration needs to be done by April 5th to receive a t-shirt.
There will be additional water stations and roving cars to assist runners.