Presence Health Illinois 5K Run/Walk Information

Packet Pickup

All participants must pick up their packets during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday, April 28, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Given the race start time, we recommend that you pick up your packet before 6:30 on Friday.


The race starts on Oak Street, south of St. Mary's Road, runs through campus, and finishes on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium. View the map.

Date and Time

The 5K starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, April 29.

Entry Fee

Prices go up as race day gets closer.

Register by Price
11/01/15 $25
01/15/16 $30
03/01/16 $35
04/15/16 $40
Expo (if spots available) $45

Wave Start

To lessen overcrowding on the 5K course, in 2016 we will continue to use a wave start. When entrants register for the 5K they will pick one of the estimated finish times below:

  • 25:00 & faster
  • 25:01 to 31:00
  • 31:01 to 37:00
  • 37:01 to 43:00
  • 43:01 & slower
  • Just here to have fun
  • Walker (of any pace)

Your corral letter will be printed on your bib number.

The fastest runners are assigned to the first wave and occupy the first start corral. After these runners have cleared the start line, the next corral moves up to the starting line. After a predetermined interval, the second wave starts and so on.


5K entrants will receive a neon orange unisex technical shirt. Finishers get a great medal, finish line food, and one beverage at the 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash on Saturday. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage.)


Unisex technical shirts come in adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL and youth sizes S, M, and L. The 5K shirts are neon orange.Shirt sizing chart

Age Groups

Three-deep awards are presented in the following age-groups:

10 & under 11-12 13-14 15-19
20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39
40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59
60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79


The top three male and top three female runners will receive overall awards. These runners are not eligible for age group awards.

In addition to the overall awards, there will be first-, second-, and third-place awards for each of the age groups listed above. Age group awards are based on chip time.

5K Shirt

2016 unisex 5K shirt. Design in progress.

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