CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS

Half Marathon | Marathon Relay | 10K | 5K | Youth Run | Volunteer | Mile

Illinois 5K Run/Walk

7:30 PM

FRIDAY APRIL 28 2023

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Back in 2023:The 4th Mile 5K StreetFest will take place from 6:30pm to 10pm outside Memorial Stadium between First Street & Fourth Street, in the same footprint where the 14th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash will take place on Saturday!

Back in 2023: Walk, Run & Roll with Team Noah!

THE COURSE

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. The course is USATF-certified (Certificate number IL20002DT). Our 2023 USATF sanction number is TBD.

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ENTRY FEE

Our 2023 registration is now open.

REGISTER BY PRICE
07/31/22 $25
08/31/22 $30
10/31/22 $32
01/15/23 $35
02/28/23 $40
03/31/23 $42
04/01/23 through Expo $45

REGISTER

PACKET PICK-UP

Pick up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt) at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC). The expo is open Thursday April 27, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The address of the ARC is 201 E. Peabody, Champaign, IL. (See Google’s map.) For parking, see our parking map.

Dynamic bib assigning: We use dynamic bib assigning, which speeds up our race number pickup process quite a bit. On Tuesday, April 25, we will email each entrant a unique QR code (excludes youth run entrants). Print and bring a copy of your QR code (or show it to us on your phone) to be assigned and receive your race number. If you don’t receive the QR code, we can also look you up by your first and last name.

If you plan to pick up a race packet for someone else, which is allowed, you must have a copy of that person’s QR code (paper copy or on your phone). Contact the race hotline (217-372-1444) if your travel plans prevent you from picking up your race packet (race number, goody bag, and race shirt).

LATE PACKET PICK UP ON APRIL 28, 2023

We are offering LATE packet pick-up at Body n’ Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap Ave (Rt 45), Savoy, IL from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, for those entrants who cannot get to the expo before it closes at 7:00 p.m. If you let us know by Thursday, April 27 at 11:59 pm that you will be coming to late packet pickup, we will have your race shirt available, in addition to your race number, and goody bag. We will add a link closer to race weekend that you can use to give us this information. If you miss the deadline, we will have your race number and goody bag only. We’d be happy to mail your race shirt to you after race weekend, however. Please bring a check or money order for $5.00 (made payable to C-U Marathon, LLC) to late packet pick-up to cover the cost of postage.

 

GOODIES

5K entrants will receive a Bella + Canvas-brand short-sleeve unisex jersey tee and a drawstring backpack. Finishers get a great medal, food and drink after the race, and one beverage at the 4th Mile on Friday. (Entrants must display their race bib to receive the beverage.)

SHIRTS

Bella + Canvas-brand short-sleeve unisex jersey tee, made of airlume combed and ringspun cotton/polyester. The 5K will feel oh so soft!! The shirt comes in adult sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL and youth sizes S, M, and L. The shirt color is heather true royal. See shirt sizing chart here.

Wave Start

To lessen overcrowding on the 5K course, we use a wave start. When entrants register for the 5K, they will pick one of the estimated finish times below:

  • A: 25:00 & faster
  • B: 25:01 to 31:00
  • C: 31:01 to 37:00
  • D: 37:01 to 43:00
  • E: 43:01 & slower
  • F: Just here to have fun
  • G: Walkers (of any pace) + ALL STROLLERS + Team Noah Entrants

Your corral letter will be printed on your bib number. Strollers are allowed in the 5K only. If you have a stroller, you must be walking and start in the walker corral.

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.

AGE GROUPS

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
80+

AWARDS

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.