Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend

The Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend is back with the full marathon for 2024, taking place April 25–27, 2024! We're excited to welcome back all participants to our fun and welcoming course throughout Champaign-Urbana. During the weekend, you'll get to enjoy various activities including the Green Street Mile on Thursday, Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday & Friday, the 5K Run/Walk and the 4th Mile on Friday, and the Wheelchair Half Marathon, Full Marathon, 4-person Relay and Half Marathon, 10K, the Meijer 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash, and the Youth Run on Saturday. Check out the full weekend schedule here.

Experience Champaign-Urbana is proud to be the Official Host of the weekend and will help you celebrate your success!

Meijer 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash

Join us after your race on Saturday on Kirby Avenue, just outside Memorial Stadium. Here is the list of food trucks that will be on hand to treat you to some of our area's local flavors!  

Brien's Bistro - Pulled pork, chicken & beef sandwiches, nachos, mac n' cheese, biscuits & gravy, mashed potatoes,  & more
La Paloma - Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tortas & more
Travelin' Tom's Coffee - Coffee, lattes (both hot or iced), and frozen beverages
Juanito's Tacos - Street corn, Mexican sodas, tacos, tortas & more
Flour and Fire Pizza - Wide selection of wood-fired pizzas
Chicago Grill - Hot dogs, Italian beef, Polish sausage, Italian sausage, hamburgers & more
The Main Scoop - Hand-dipped ice cream, ice cream sandwiches and gourmet popcorn
Mini Melts Ice Cream - Ice cream cups of various flavors

Stay tuned for details on vendors and entertainment for Friday and Saturday after the races. 


Wooden Nickel Program

Every year, we distribute Wooden Nickels to runners at the Health & Fitness Expo. These nickels are good for discounts at many area businesses from April 25–May 5, 2024. Whether you're looking for a treat before the race, something to eat after, or some good deals on shopping spots around town, we have something for you! A list of participating businesses will be available in early April.


Last updated on April 22, 2024


Art Coop - 26.2% off purchases with Wooden Nickel OR choose a prize from the Art Coop treasure chest
Axe Bar -
20% off axe-throwing cost
Baldarotta's Porketta & Sicilian Sausage - 20% off order. May be redeemed only once
Big Grove Tavern - One free beverage or one pretzel with purchase
Body N' Sole Sports - 15% Off non-sale items or Garmin products
Bohemia - 15% off entire purchase (excludes artist items)
CBPB Popcorn Shop - 15% off purchase per person
Circles Boutique - 20% off your purchase of non-sale items before April 28th
Common Ground Co-op - $5 OFF your purchase when you spend $30 or more (promotion excludes sale items, Co op Basics, and alcohol)
Grovestone - 20% off all oils, balsamics, and spices
Habitat for Humanity Restore - 50% off your purchase of donated items
Hamilton Walkers -Receive $20 off $40 purchase in food and/or beverage per each Wooden Nickel redeemed.
Heel to Toe - 20% off in-store purchase
Industrial Donut - Buy one made-to-order donut, get one made-to-order donut free! Limit one promo per person or nickel
Jane Addams Book Shop - Buy 1 book, get a 2nd 50% off. Offer good on up to 3 books with discount
JJ'S FunHouse VR Lounge - 20% off on 2 - 6 player(s) "Run Away Train" and "Pirates Plague" VR Escape Room
The Literary - 10% off store-wide (books, cafe, food)
Marketplace Shopping Center - One free carousel ride redeemed for Wooden Nickel
Plant Mode - 20% off entire purchase
Planted - 15% off entire purchase
Po'Boys Restaurant - 15% off purchase of a sandwich or entree, dine in or take out. One per ticket
Staerkel Planetarium - BOGO - buy one ticket, recieve the second of equal or lesser value at no charge
Sooie Bros. BBQ Joint - 15% off purchase per person
TCBY - First three ounces of fro-yo free
Ten Thousand Villages - 25% off full-priced items


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