A group of runners in and around Belleville, IL

Welcome to the website for the Belleville Running Club. Consider this your portal to the world of the BRC. We’re a group of runners in and around Belleville, IL.

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Runner Friendly Community

Belleville, Illinois, is an Road Runners Club of America Runner Friendly Community!


Belleville Main Street Marathon

The Belleville Running Club and Toolen’s Running Start organize and conduct the Belleville Main Street Marathon!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2023 Belleville Main Street Marathon and Half Marathon!!! The race date is Saturday, September 30, 2023. The course includes about 16 miles on city streets, including America’s longest Main Street, and about 10 miles on the St. Clair County Transit District’s paved walking/bike trail.

To register or volunteer and for more information about the Belleville Main Street Marathon, please visit: bellevillemarathon.com.

Couch to 5k Training

The Belleville Running Club annually holds a Couch to 5K training program. Invite friends and family to join this popular training program!

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Marathon Training

The BRC and Toolen’s Running Start organize and conduct full marathon training for the Belleville Main Street Marathon. Training typically begins late May and goes through late September. The marathon is held the last Saturday of September. Consider training for this awesome event!

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Adopt a Trail

Don’t forget to pick up any litter you see along the trail and keep an eye out for anything that needs to
be taken care of (potholes, lights out, etc). Send an e-mail to us and we’ll forward the info to Parks and

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