Illinois Homecoming 5K


Event Date

Sun, Oct 18, 2015


Urbana, IL

About This Activity

The annual Homecoming 5K is back! Get ready to help kick off the 2015 University of Illinois Homecoming Week!  With orange and blue all around, this is a great event to raise excitement, adrenaline, and spirit for the best university out there.

The price of registration includes an Illini dri-fit race shirt for all participants, and the proceeds will support the University of Illinois Emergency Dean Fund. This fund provides immediate monetary support for any student in need, such as clothing for a fire victim or a plane ticket home for a family emergency. Come support this great cause and begin your Homecoming celebration!

We cannot wait to see you there!  

In Orange and Blue,

The Illinois Homecoming Team

Event details and schedule

The annual Homecoming 5K will be held at the Arboretum at the University of Illinois on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue.  There is parking available in the lot near the Noel Welcome Garden, as well as the lot just north of the Japan House.  There is metered parking up and down Lincoln Avenue which is free on Sundays.

The run will begin at 9:00AM; it is recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to give yourself ample time to prepare.  There will be some small entertainment before the start, so make sure you do not miss out!  It is a 5 kilometer, or 3.1 mile race, which is equivalent to 2 laps around the Arboretum course.

Come dressed for the weather!  Wear any spirited Illini gear that you have to keep up with the Homecoming theme, and it is recommended to dress in layers.  You will be able to pick up your race packets with all necessary information in the Illini Union (1401 West Green Street) Room 104, located in the northeast part of the main level of the building.  The dates and times are Friday, October 16th from 1:00 - 6:00PM, and Saturday, October 17th from 10:00AM - 3:00PM.  Please bring your race bib from this packet on race day, as that is how we will keep track of completion times.  

See you on race day!


In orange and blue,

The Illinois Homecoming Team

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