Run to Remember

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September 11, 2021
Start location: Between Memorial Stadium and the State Farm Center
City/State: Champaign, IL
Start time: 7:30 am
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Join us for the Inaugural Run to Remember, an 8K run/walk through Campustown on September 11. An event to honor the memories of those we miss, cherish those within our midst, and work together for a peaceful tomorrow.

On the day when we come together for the first run/walk in our community since before the pandemic, each of us can use the race “space” for whatever we want to remember or lift up in our hearts. A day to remember and reflect, to feel gratitude, healing, and unity.

Integral to the Run to Remember experience is the BACK BIB. All race entrants receive a front bib with their name and race number. But everyone involved with the race—from race entrants to volunteers, to race committee members and staff, to police, medical, and public works officials—will be given a 5 x 7 back bib that says “Today, I Remember…” with a blank slate where each person can write the name(s) or event(s) he/she is remembering that day.

Key Race Details:

  • 7:30 a.m. start time on Saturday, September 11
  • Starting and ending on First Street adjacent to Memorial Stadium, the 8K will tour the iconic campus of the University of Illinois.
  • Participants receive a short-sleeve Bella & Canvas shirt and a postrace grab-n-go food-beverage-finisher medal sack.
  • 3,000-entrant capacity, so reserve your spot TODAY.
  • Race fee: $40
  • Awards to the top three overall males and females
  • Five-deep male and female awards in seven 10-year age groups

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