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4th Mile

Kick off race weekend 2023 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 28.

Starting at 6:30 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.

A live band will take the stage from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to entertain runners and their families after the race.

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.)

And don’t forget to pick up your Wooden Nickels from Visit Champaign County at the Health & Fitness Expo (Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28) 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 14th 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 Mike Koon at 217-351-4133.