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27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash

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. Each participant will receive one complimentary beer, courtesy of Fat City Bar and Grill, with your race number as your ticket. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well for those under 21.

A local band, to be determined, 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 FREE, 2-ounce Purple Cow ice cream novelties as well as $5.00 coupons, information about mPerks, their digital coupon program, as well as other give-aways.

And for when you’re hungry, be sure to check out some of Champaign’s best food trucks, such as Cracked the Egg Came First, Burrito King, and the Chester’s BBQ. Known for their delicious egg sandwiches, Cracked will be serving up the nourishment you need postrace all day! If eggs aren’t your thing, the Burrito King will be serving tacos, burritos and salsa, all made on-site and fresh all day. (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.