Christie Clinic Illinois 5K Run/Walk at the Illinois Marathon

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April 26, 2019
Start location: Research Park at University of Illinois
City/State: Champaign, IL
Start time: 7:30 pm
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Christie Clinic Illinois 5k RunThe Christie Clinic 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 26, at 7 pm during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday, April 25, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact the race hotline (217-372-1444) if your travel plans prevent you from picking up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt).

We are offering LATE packet pick-up at Body n’ Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap Ave (Rt 45), Savoy, IL from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, for those entrants who cannot get to the expo before it closes at 7:00 p.m. You will be able to pick up your race number(s) and goody bag(s) but not your race shirt(s).

5K entrants will receive a short-sleeved unisex technical shirt (ALO brand, same shirt vendor as the last three years) and a drawstring backpack. Finishers get a great medal, food and drink after the race, and one beverage at the 4th Mile on Friday. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage.)

The Illinois National Bank 4th Mile 5K StreetFest, hosted by the Illini Radio Group, will take place from 6:30pm to 10pm outside Memorial Stadium between First Street & Fourth Street, in the same footprint where the 27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash will take place on Saturday!

The I-Challenge

Runners who complete the 5K on Friday and then the 10K, half marathon, full marathon, or marathon relay on Saturday will receive a special I-Challenge medal. This means, in all, you will receive:

  • 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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