IL Marathon volunteers needed or race is off

The first-ever Illinois Marathon won’t make it to the starting line if more volunteers don’t step forward.

Local officials have set an April 1 deadline – two weeks away – for event organizer Casmar Events of Fargo, N.D., to provide assurances that they have the volunteer network in place. Volunteers are needed to protect the 7,600 runners who have signed up for the event, which also includes a half marathon, a 5K and a marathon relay.

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