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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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 2024 Belleville Main Street Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday, September 28, 2024!!! 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. This is a BRC-organized event so please plan on getting involved, whether running the full or the half or volunteering … and spreading the word about our race!

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. The 2024 Couch to 5K training program begins on March 4 and runs through April 29.

Couch to 5K is a training program designed for beginningers to help them gradually transistion into a running program. BRC has outlined a program to assist people of ALL fitness levels to walk or run 3 miles (a 5K) within 2 months. The BRC program includes at least 1 in-person group training session a week.

Be sure to invite friends and family to join this popular training program!

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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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