April 21, 2017
Start location: Research Park at University of Illinois
City/State: Champaign, IL
Start time: 7:30 pm Distance(s):
The Presence Covenant Medical Center Illinois 5K Run/Walk is part of the Christie Clinic Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and 10k event. The 5k takes place on Friday night with the other races in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon taking place on Saturday morning. Participants that participate in the 5k on Friday evening AND one of Saturday’s events will receive a special I-Challenge medal and shirt. See below for details.
The race starts on Oak Street, south of St. Mary’s Road, runs through campus, and finishes on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium.
All participants must pick up their packets (race number, goody bag, and race shirt) no later than Friday, April 21, at 7 pm during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday, April 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact the race hotline if your travel plans prevent you from picking up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt).
New for 2017: You must show your ID to pick up your race packet (minors who do not have an ID may pick up their race packet with an accompanying parent or guardian). If you plan to pick up a race packet for someone else, you must have a photocopy of their ID.
5K entrants will receive a unisex technical shirt color TBD and a drawstring bacpack. Finishers get a great medal, finish line food and drink, and one beverage at the 27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash on Saturday. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage.)
To lessen overcrowding on the 5K course, in 2017 we will continue to use a wave start. Your corral letter will be printed on your bib number. Strollers are allowed in the 5K only, but you must be walking. Strollers must start in the stroller wave. The fastest runners are assigned to the first wave and occupy the first start corral. After these runners have cleared the start line, the next corral moves up to the starting line. After a predetermined interval, the second wave starts and so on.
- Two shirts (5K plus 10K or half or marathon)
- Three medals (5K, plus 10K or half or marathon, plus an I-Challenge medal [different for each I-Challenge])
- Bragging rights
Find more information about all the Illinois Marathon events at the official race website.
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