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BUSEY ILLINOIS YOUTH RUN

3:00PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022

IllinoisRelay7.inddADDITIONAL NOTES:

The Youth Run will be run entirely inside Memorial Stadium. The route is roughly 1K in length (slightly longer than half a mile). Each heat will start separately at the south end of the football field, make several loops north and south on the field, and then finish at the 50-yard-line.

For every youth run entry, you’ll receive a parent/guardian race bib, at NO charge, so a parent or guardian can run with the youngster.

Cancellation date: Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m.

The Youth Run is for children 10 and under. Children older than 10 should participate in the 5K.

Youth Run Instructions  (Youth Run Instructions in Spanish)

THE COURSE

 The route is roughly 1K in length (slightly longer than half a mile). Each heat will start separately at the south end of the football field, make several loops north and south on the field, and then finish at the 50-yard-line. Our 2022 USATF sanction number is TBD.

ENTRY FEE

Our 2022 registration will open sometime this summer.

REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP

Participants and their parents can register and pick up youth run
race packets and instructions on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday of race weekend:

  • Thursday, April 28, during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29 ,during the Health & Fitness Expo at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30, at Memorial Stadium (Great East Hall) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(Race packets for all other events can only be picked up on Thursday
and Friday at the Health & Fitness Expo.)

Youth Run Instructions (Youth Run Instructions in Spanish)

BUSEY YOUTH RUN FUNZONE

Celebrate youth fitness with the Busey Youth Run Funzone! Let local children’s vendors keep your little racer entertained as they wait their turn to take the field. Located in the Great East Hall, festivities will begin at 1 p.m. and run through 3 p.m. on race day, Saturday, April 30. Festivities will close prior to the singing of the National Anthem.

GOODIES

Youth run entrants all get an awesome 100% cotton pre-shrunk T-shirt, a drawstring backpack, and a finisher’s medal.

Postrace food, served in the Great West Hall, includes Wisconsin Mac from Noodles & Company, delicious cookies from Einstein Bros. Bagels, chocolate milk from Prairie Farms, and other goodies.

To guarantee a shirt, you must register by April 14. Youth shirt sizes
run as follows: Youth XS (2-4), Youth S (6-8), Youth M (10-12), Youth L
(14-16), Youth XL (18-20).

We have a Virtual Goody Bag program. Download the form.

AGE GROUPS

Children will run in separate races or heats, according to age. There
is also a sibling heat. The Youth Run is for children 10 and under. Children older than 10 should participate in the
5K. Parents can run with their children. All entrants (and any
accompanying parent) should be able to cover the distance (a little
over half a mile) on their own two feet.

CHARITABLE PARTNERCUSFlogo_4C_sm

The CU Schools Foundation is a Charitable Partner of the Christie
Clinic Illinois Marathon. A portion of every Busey Illinois Youth Run
entry will be donated to CU Schools Foundation.