Race Info

8th Annual Illini Veterans Memorial 5K

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Race Day Information

Date: April 5th, 2020

Packet Pickup at Foellinger Auditorium Forecourt on Main Quad: 8 AM

Ceremony Begins: 10 AM

Race Begins: 10:20 AM

Location: Foellinger Auditorium

Foellinger Auditorium Address: 709 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Parking: Please see attached map

Packet Pickup Information

For those who have registered, feel free to come to pick up your packets early at the Center for Wounded Veterans on the 5th and Body N' Sole on the 6th (times, and address posted below). Please note that Race Day packet pickup will be at the race location, the main quad. If you have more runners to register, you can easily do that when you pick up your packets! Parking maps are attached and available on the Illini Veterans Memorial 5K website (posted below). For those registrants that missed the T-Shirt deadline (March 24th), t-shirts are not guaranteed and will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Packet Pickup Times

Friday, April 3th, 5-8pm (Center for Wounded Veterans)

Saturday, April 4th, 12pm-4pm (Body N' Sole)

Sunday, April 5th, 8 am-10 am at Foellinger Auditorium (Race Day pickup will be at race location, NOT Center for Wounded Veterans or Body N' Sole)

Packet Pickup Location (For April 3th and 4th)

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education

908 W. Nevada St

Urbana, IL 61801

Body N' Sole

1317 N Dunlap Ave,

Savoy, IL 61874

Parking Maps, Route Maps, Other Info…



Guest Speaker

We are excited to announce Jake Zweig as our guest speaker for the race! Mr. Zweig is a former Navy Seal and current Special Teams Analyst for the University of Illinois Football team. He has also been a part of the survival show “Dude You’re Screwed" on Discovery channel.

Top Finisher Prizes

Top finishers (1st-3rd) in each age group will be awarded race medals with the date, their position, sex, and age group. Top overall finishers for both males and females will also receive a race medal.

T-Shirt Design

This year's race shirt will be blue and orange for that Illini Spirit! You can check out this year's race design below. Register before Early Registration ends to guarantee yourself a T-Shirt on race day!

Staging Location

Foellinger Auditorium, right in the middle of the beautiful main quad, is our staging location! Using Foellinger Auditorium as a starting location allows us better access to restrooms, shelter areas, and improves our finish line procedures.


We will be announcing our new sponsors on our Facebook page ( and on the Illini Veterans Webpage ( in the months and weeks leading up to the event. We have been fortunate to work with several wonderful sponsors that share our passion for supporting student veterans in higher education. If you know of a business that would be interested in becoming a sponsor for our event, please have them contact us at


Severe Weather Disclaimer

The Memorial 5K will be held rain or shine. However, if the weather becomes more serious, to include, but not limited to, lighting, strong winds, heavy downpour, and flooding, the race committee may make the decision to cancel the race. If this is to occur, we cannot offer refunds or returns on race entries. All proceeds will still go towards the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.


Contact Info:

Ben Davis

Memorial 5K Race Director / Illini Veterans President

Foellinger Auditorium