Since 1950, the Champaign County Freedom Celebration has brought area residents together for the sole purpose of celebrating our country’s independence. In 1994 the 5K Race and Walk were born. In 1999 we added a Youth Run. This event brings over 300 people together to run or walk the Fourth of July parade route before the parade begins. It’s an exciting and energizing way to kickoff the celebration.
For reasons of safety, no dogs will be allowed on the course and participants with strollers must wait until all other runners/walkers have started the race.
Mail-In Registration Form
Pre-registered competitors may pick up race packed (numbers & tshirts) at Body n’ Sole Sports, 1317 Dunlap Ave., Savoy, IL 61874 on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 10am-6pm. Entries will also be taken at Body n’ Sole Sports.
The Youth Run course will be around the Assembly Hall.
The 5K Race/Walk course begins on the east side of Assembly Hall on Fourth Street. Following basically a reverse route on the parade route, the race turns east on Kirby/Florida and then north on Lincoln, turning around at about Nevada and returning to the starting point on Fourth.
Please make your check payable to: CCFC
Youth Run: [No charge – No T-shirt]
$15 – Pre-registration (on or before June 27)
$20 – Entries postmarked after June 27 and race day entries.
Race day registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the east side of the Assembly Hall on 4th St. It will cease promptly at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged!
Race Day Schedule
9:30 a.m. Race Day Registration Opens
10:30 a.m. Youth Run
11:05 a.m. 5K Race-Walk
* Registration & Start/Finish line are both located on the East side of the Assembly Hall on 4th Street. Parking is available in the Assembly Hall parking lots.
Awards will be given to overall male and female finishers in the 5k run and will receive an award plus a pair of athletic shoes. Awards will be presented to the top 3 finishers in all age groups for both the 5k race & 5k walk.
For more information contact Body-N-Sole Sports at 217-356-8926 or via e-mail (info @ bodynsolesports .com) or call the hotline at 217-531-3777.