Welcome to the 3rd Annual Victory Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k page!
We are a USATF certified Boston Qualifier Marathon course!
The race will take place on the grounds of a once secret military munitions compound, which supplied our military with explosives to help the United States win peace for the world during WW2. Our venue was then used to store many other military weapons throughout the early and mid 1900s. Now the Vermillion Rise Mega Park which has been repurposed for local industry retains many remants and evidence of Military ruins and manufacturing facilities!
Come join the Vermillion Trails Alliance at your most unique Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k as you race on paved roads past old outposts, TNT manufacturing buildings, VX nerve gas storage facilities, and military shooting ranges.
The entirety of the Half Marathon and 5k will take place on a single loop taking you throughout the Military compound. The fully certified Full Marathon is a 2 lap course
All athletes will receive:
- A custom diecast Victory finisher medal
- An awesome race t-shirt**
- A custom printed bib#***
- Custom Victory Half and 5K Overall and Age Group Awards
- Disposable Chip timing
- Live results
**Sign up by April 9th to be guarenteed a race shirt
***Sign up by March 26th to have your name printed on your bib#2022 Race Shirt
2022 Finisher Medal and Awards!
All event finishers will receive this amazing military themed finisher medal! And if you place in our award categories you will receive magnetic clip medallions to decorate your finisher medal! Come back each year to accumulate more medals to further decorate your finisher medal!
For past participants of the event we will be substituting your finisher medal for a 2023 clip on star medal so you can fill up your medal!
We will have awards for top 3 males and top 3 females in the following race categories:
- 19 & Under
- 20 - 29
- 30 - 39
- 40 - 49
- 50 - 59
- 60 - 69
Schedule of Events:
Saturday April 15th
- 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration
- 8:30 a.m. - Marathon and Half Marathon Race Start
- 8:45 a.m. - 5k Race Start
- 9:00 a.m. - Post Race Refreshments Open
- 9:45 a.m. - 5k Awards Ceremony
- 10:00 a.m. - 5k Course Closed
- 10:45 a.m. - Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
- 12:00 p.m. - Half Marathon Course Closed - Full Marathoners Must Be On Their 2nd Lap By This Time
- 1:00 p.m. - Full Marathon Award Ceremony
- 3:30 p.m. - Full Marathon Course Closed
(If you finish after the award ceremony please check in with the timer / awards table and we will make sure to get you your award!)
The 1/2 Marathon course will have 4 water / aid stations spaced approximately every 2.5 - 3 miles apart. The 2 lap Full Marathon will have 8 water / aid stations. The 5k water / aid station is approximately 1/2 way into the 5k.
There will also be a port-o-potty for 1/2 marathon participants located at approximately mile 7 on the race course. The full marathon will hit this stop at mile 7 and mile 20. There will also be port o potties at the finish line which the marathoner's will pass at mile 13.
Each water/aid station will have the following items available for all athletes:
- Orange Slices
- Granola Bar Chunks
Athletes need to enter the Vermillion Rise Mega Park through the south gate which is located at the intersection of E. County Road 300 S and State Road 63. The GPS coordinate (which you can plug into maps on your smart phone is: (39.838072, -87.410894). Volunteers will direct you to the main 7700 Building on the property where parking, packet pickup, and the start / finish will be located. This is a straight shot from the south gate however the GPS coordinates for the building is: (39.834884, -87.431209).
Race Pricing Schedule:
Up until January 31st 2023
- $25 - 5k
- $45 - Half Marathon
- $65 - Marathon
- $30 - 5k
- $50 - Half Marathon
- $70 - Marathon
March 1st - April 10th 2023
- $35 - 5k
- $55 - Half Marathon
- $75 - Marathon
April 11th 2023 - Race Day
- $40 - 5k
- $60 - Half Marathon
- $80 - Marathon
Refund Policy - refunds will be considered up until 1 month before the event. No refunds will be given less than 1 month out from the event due to all of the participant's items we have to purchase far out from race date.USATF Course Certification
We Want to Give a Huge Shoutout to Our Sponsors For Helping Make This Event Possible!
Valley Professionals Community Health Center
National Road Bicycle Club
Hoosier Suds Car Wash
C.H. Garmong & Son Inc.
Vermillion Parke Health Coalition
Andrews Heating & Air Conditioning
American Legion #140
Tim, Kim, and Kylee Yocum
The Cottage Coffee and Ice Cream
Royer Trailer Sales
Hog Slat Inc.
Mossy Oak Properties
Quabache Land Conservancy
Vermillion County Treasurer
Thrive West Central
Cayuga Red & White
Vermillion County Republican Party
Geneva Hills Golf Course