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Freedom Celebration 5K Race and Youth Run

Thu July 4, 2024 Champaign, IL 61821 US Directions


Youth Run

8:30AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT

5K Run

9:05AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT

5K Walk

9:05AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT


Kirby Ave
Between State Farm Center and Memorial Stadium.
Champaign, IL US 61821


The Youth Run course will be along Kirby Ave. The 5K Run/Walk course starts and finishes on Kirby Ave. between the State Farm Center and Memorial Stadium. The race goes east on Kirby/Florida, north on Lincoln and back to the finish line. There will be two water stations. All proceeds go to support the Champaign County Freedom Celebration. 

  • You must register by June 24th to order a race shirt (additional fee will apply and no shirts will be available on race day).
  • Packet pick-up will be at Body 'n Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap, Savoy, IL on the following dates and time
    • Wednesday, July 3rd from 12:00-6:00
  • Race-day packet pick-up will be start at 7:15 and end promptly at 8:45
  • Registration is via this page ONLY and will end promptly at 8:45 on July 4th.
    • There will be no paper sign-up.
    • No cash or checks will be accepted at any time. Payment through website only.
  • Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners, and to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over and the top 5 walkers. YOU OR A FRIEND  MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE YOUR AWARD WHEN THEY ARE ANNOUNCED. 
  • Race day parking will be on the EAST SIDE of State Farm Center, lots E5 and F5. Enter and exit the parking area from Forth St.
  • For the Youth run an adult will be allowed to run with each youth. The adult does NOT have to register for this event.
  • There will be a price increase on June 25th.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at




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