Congratulations! You’ve finished the race and now it’s time to celebrate. Join Visit Champaign County and friends at the Meijer 27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash right after your race on Saturday, April 22.
Starting at 8 a.m., located just outside Memorial Stadium on Kirby Ave. (see the area map for location), the 27th Mile is the perfect place for you to kick back and relish in your accomplishment. Your race entry includes one ticket for a beer, courtesy of Fat City Bar and Grill, with your race number as your ticket. We will be featuring beer from JT Walker’s Restaurant & Sports Bar. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well for those under 21.
Champaign-Urbana-based band 90’s Daughter will be taking center stage from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to entertain runners and their families after the race.
For the kids, check out the Action Inflatables, set up to burn off energy of their own.
Memorialize your accomplishment with the News-Gazette Cut-Out for a fun way to see yourself on the “cover” of our local newspaper. More photo OPPs are also possible with the Big Red Meijer Chair.
27th-Mile title sponsor Meijer will be handing out complimentary Meijer products as well as coupons and other give-aways.
And for when you’re hungry, be sure to check out some of Champaign’s best food trucks, such as Dragon Fire, Chester’s BBQ, Cracked the Egg Came First, Cool Bliss Popped Bliss, Kona Ice, The Snack Shack. (The official, complimentary postrace food is served in the Great West Hall of Memorial Stadium. All the food at the 27th Mile is for purchase.)
Plan now to relax, unwind and enjoy Champaign County at the Meijer 27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash!
For more information about the 27th Mile or how to get involved, contact Ryan Reid at 217-351-4133.