Illinois Homecoming 5K Race

students geared up for 5k

Sunday, October 22, 9AM
University of Illinois Arboretum

Get ready to help kick off the 2017 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. Whether you are running or walking, this race is for you. This fun run will be timed, and we encourage participants to come in their best Illini spirit gear.

Race price for each individual is $20, which includes an Illini dri-fit race shirt for all participants.

The annual Homecoming 5K will be held at the Arboretum at the University of Illinois on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue. 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. 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.

Register by Sunday, October 15, to guarantee a race shirt!


For questions or more information about Homecoming 5K registration, please contact