Illinois Homecoming 5K 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016
University of Illinois Arboretum 2001 S. Lincoln Avenue UrbanaIL  61802
Sunday, October 23, 2016
University of Illinois Arboretum 2001 S. Lincoln Avenue UrbanaIL  61802

About This Activity

Due to the fact that we are past the original registration deadline, we cannot guarantee that anyone who registers after 10-15 will receive a race shirt. 


The annual Homecoming 5K is back! Get ready to help kick off the 2016 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. In order to guarantee that you get a race shirt, we ask that you register by 11:59pm on October 14th. In honor of the University of Illinois Illini Union’s 75th Anniversary this year, proceeds support renovating, modernizing, upgrading, and in some cases, repairs for the iconic building. Since opening the doors in 1941, the Illini Union serves as the living room of the campus community and continues to be the gathering place for students, faculty, staff, and the Champaign-Urbana community. It is the hub for students to meet new and old friends, conduct meetings, study, relax, eat, and have a great time at any of the exciting events that happen year-round.

We cannot wait to see you there!  

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. 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. Packet pickup information will be available closer to race day. 

Packet pickup will occur on Friday, October 21st from 2:00pm-6:30pm at the Activites and Recreation Center (201 E. Peabody drive ROOM MP 7). Packet pickup will also occur on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Illini Union (1401 W. Green Street - Room 104). Please be sure to bring a photo I.D. for pickup! There are metered spots at each location for easy access to pickup!

See you on race day!


In orange and blue,

The Illinois Homecoming Team

Student Alumni Ambassadors 

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