The year 2016 marks the debut of the Eastern Illinois Half Marathon | 5k Classic. The event is expected to be the city's largest inaugural endurance running event. The event will bring back alumni from all around the U.S. back to Charleston to run 4th street, around the square and an impressive tour of the EIU campus. ALL HALF MARATHON FINISHERS RECEIVE FINISHER MEDAL Proceeds to EIU Cross Country & Track and Field.
Full Split chip timing of 5k, 10k , 15k, 40 Yd Dash, Finish.
40 Yard Dash
Both distances will have a chance to find out what they are truly made of in a 40 yard Dash to the finish. Awards to the Fastest 3 Males and 3 Females in the 40 Yard Dash, (you must race at least the 5K race to compete in the Fastest 40.) "The 40-yard dash is a sprint covering 40 yards (36.58 m). It is primarily run to evaluate the speed of American football players by scouts, particularly for the NFL Draft but also for collegiate recruiting." Every participant will enter the O'Brien Field on the final approach to the finish line and then, on the 40 yard to Goal (Finish Line), you will cross a timing mat to begin your 40 yd time. Your 40yd sprint time as well as your 5k and Half time will conclude at Goal Line/Finishline.