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Illinois College to host Homecoming 5K and fun run


Illinois College will host a 5K and Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, October 26 as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities.

This event is open to the community and proceeds will benefit Illinois College athletics. 

The 5K route will take runners through Jacksonville, including scenic views down College and State Streets and the historic downtown square before returning to the Homecoming tent on campus. There will also be a 400-meter Kids' Fun Run around the Ware Family track at Green Athletic Field for children ages 10 and under. 

Registration and check-in will take place in the Lincoln Parking Lot from 7- 8 a.m. before the fun run at 8 a.m. The 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Every runner who registers online before October 1 is guaranteed an IC Homecoming 5K T-shirt. 

Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided before, during and after the race as well as one complimentary beer ticket redeemable in the IC Homecoming Tent. Runners are also invited to a post-race party with a free Bloody Mary bar. 

Before October 1, the cost is $30 for adults, $20 for youth (17 and under), $15 for current IC students, and $5 for the Kids' Fun Run (children 10 and under). After October 1, the cost is $35 for adults, $25 for youth (17 and under), $20 for current IC students and $5 for the Kids’ Fun Run. 

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About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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