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4th Mile

4th Mile

Kickoff race weekend 2016 in style by joining us at the Parkland College 4th Mile, a high-energy event in conjunction with the Presence Health 5K Run/Walk on Friday, April 29.

Starting at 6:00 p.m. and located just outside Memorial Stadium on Kirby Ave. (see the area map  for location), the 4th Mile is the perfect place for you to kick up some excitement before the race and where you can celebrate with your friends after the race. The Illini Radio Group will host the event, which runs until 10:00 p.m.

Nashville’s Stephen Neal, a fresh new face in country music, will take the stage from 6:15 to 7:15, for the first of two live sets. His second set will run from 8:00 to 9:30. In the last eight months Stephen has gone from hobbyist song writer and open mic enthusiast to independently producing his first EP and to opening shows on the big stage with artists such as Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Jana Kramer, Craig Wayne Boyd, Jason Michael Carol and Paul Rodgers. Check out this short YouTube performance.

The music at the 4th Mile is sponsored by Intel.

In addition to live music, there will be food trucks as well as a beer tent 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.)

For more information about the 4th Mile or how to get involved, contact Jan Seeley at 217-369-8553.