For recreation and exercise, running is not exactly headed into the sunset. Peoria is mounting its own 26.2-mile race. It’s time,” says Adam White. “It’s time we bring this to Central Illinois.” White says any city aspiring to great things has a signature marathon, and he wants Peoria to be there, too. White is also co-owner of a local running store in Peoria.
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The event, May 19, includes races of shorter distances as well. White says the fastest-growing race seems to be the half-marathon, allowing the challenge but not exactly the training commitment of the full marathon.