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4th Mile

Kick off race weekend 2025 in style by joining us at the 4th Mile Street Fest, a high-energy event in conjunction with the Christie Clinic Illinois 5K Run/Walk on Friday, April 25.

Starting at 6:00 p.m. and located just outside Memorial Stadium on Kirby Ave. (see the area map for location), the 4th Mile Street Fest 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 Christie Clinic Illinois 5K Run/Walk. Your 5K race entry includes one ticket for a beer, wine, or cider, with your race number as your ticket (for entrants 21 and older). Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available, including Busch NA.

Peoria-based band, Top 4D, will take the stage from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to entertain runners and their families after the race.  The talented and professional group of musicians in Top 4D are all about having a TON of fun and playing the most “danceable” and “singalongable” Top 40 hits of all kinds of genres and decades that will guarantee every person at the Street Fest will hear something that gets them dancing and singing along.

In addition to live music, there will be food trucks—TBD (in 2023 we had La Paloma, Dave’s Dogs, Kona Ice, Jimmy John’s, Sidney Dairy Barn, and Flour and Fire Pizza). 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.

And don’t forget to pick up your Wooden Nickels from Experience Champaign Urbana at the Health & Fitness Expo (Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26) for discounts at a variety of local businesses! You can also pick up Wooden Nickels at the Experience Champaign Urbana booth at the 27th-Mile. Check back regularly for the updated list of participants. New businesses added daily!

For more information about the 4th Mile or how to get involved, contact Mark Brown @

Top 4D Band Photo
Top 4D Band