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4th Mile

4th Mile

Kick off race weekend 2022 in style by joining us at the 4th Mile Street Fest, a high-energy event in conjunction with the Christie ClinicIllinois 5K Run/Walk on Friday, April 29.

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 entry includes one ticket for a beer (for entrants 21 and older), courtesy of sponsor Riggs Beer Company, with your race number as your ticket.

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 28, and Friday, April 29) 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 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 Mike Koon at 217-351-4133.