Kick off race weekend 2018 in style by joining us at the Illinois National Bank 4th Mile, a high-energy event in conjunction with the OSF HealthCare 5K Run/Walk on Friday, April 27.
Starting at 6:30 p.m.and located just outside Memorial Stadium on Kirby Ave. (see the area map for location), the Illinois National Bank 4th Mile is the perfect place for you to kick up some excitement before your Saturday race and where you can celebrate with your friends after the OSF HealthCare 5K. Your 5K entry includes one ticket for a beer (for entrants 21 and older), courtesy of sponsor Riggs Beer Company, with your race number as your ticket. The Illini Radio Group will host the event, which runs until 10:00 p.m.
Scott Marek Band will take the stage from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to entertain runners and their families after the race. The Scott Marek Band is one of Illinois’s best top-40 country bands, now featuring their first single “Can’t Wait.” The band has had the opportunity to open for many national touring artists, including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, LANCO, Maddie and Tae, Diamond Rio, Rodney Atkins, Colt Ford, Keith Anderson, Trent Harmon, BlackJack Billy, and many more.
In addition to live music, there will be food trucks and activities for the kids. (The official, complimentary 5K postrace food is served in the Great West Hall of Memorial Stadium. All the food at the 4th Mile is for purchase.) The featured food trucks at the 4th Mile are C&C Kitchen, Snack Shack, Cool Bliss Popped Bliss, and Dragon Fire Pizza.
And don’t forget to pick up your Wooden Nickels from Visit Champaign County at the Health & Fitness Expo (April 26-27) for discounts at a variety of local businesses! You can also pick up Wooden Nickels at the Visit Champaign County booth on the 4th and 27th mile. Check back regularly for the updated list of participants. New businesses added daily!
For more information about the Illinois National Bank 4th Mile or how to get involved, contact Marsha Osterbur at 217-840-3290.