Run with us in
Since 1950, the Champaign County Freedom Celebration has brought area residents together for the sole purpose of celebrating our country's independence.
In 1994, the 5K Race/Walk was born. In 1999, we added a Youth Run. This event brings over 700 people together to run or walk the Fourth of July parade route before the parade begins. It's an exciting and energizing way to kickoff the celebration in the morning before the heat of the day.
For reasons of safety, no dogs will be allowed on the course and participants with strollers must wait until all other runners/walkers have started the race.
- 7:30 a.m. - Race Day Registration Opens
- 8:30 a.m.- Youth Run
- 9:05 a.m. - 5K Race/Walk