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Presence Health Illinois 5K Run/Walk

7:30 PM Friday, April 21, 2017

Back in 2017:

Parkland College 4th Mile  5K StreetFest, hosted by the Illini Radio Group, which will take place from 6pm to 10pm outside Memorial Stadium between First Street & Fourth Street, right where the Meijer 27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash will take place on Saturday!



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.



Prices go up as race day gets closer. Registration closes on April 16, 2017 (except for the Youth Run, which stays open until April 19).

08/31/16 $25
10/31/16 $30
01/15/17 $35
02/28/17 $40
04/16/17 $45
Expo  (if spots available) $50



All participants must pick up their packets (race number, goody bag, and race shirt) no later than Friday, April 21, at 7 pm during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday, April 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact the race hotline if your travel plans prevent you from picking up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt).

New for 2017: You must show your ID to pick up your race packet (minors who do not have an ID may pick up their race packet with an accompanying parent or guardian). If you plan to pick up a race packet for someone else, you must have a photocopy of their ID.



5K entrants will receive a unisex technical shirt color TBD and a drawstring bacpack. Finishers get a great medal, finish line food and drink, 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 XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL and youth sizes S, M, and L. The 5K shirt color is sport royal. See shirt sizing chart here.

Wave Start

To lessen overcrowding on the 5K course, in 2017 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
  • Walkers (of any pace) + all strollers

Your corral letter will be printed on your bib number. Strollers are allowed in the 5K only, but you must be walking. Strollers must start in the stroller wave.

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.


Personalized age-group awards. 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.