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Join us for the second running of Mile at the Pines on Sunday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. in Urbana, Illinois, adjacent to The Pines shopping center at the corner of Windsor and Philo Rd. Nine different MILE waves—a race for every class of runners (or walkers). We are also honoring veterans with special awards to the top three military male and female finishers.

Race proceeds donated to CU Schools Foundation.

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Special Thanks to American Legion Post 1492, Savoy, Illinois

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Registration

Online registration is now closed. Late registration available.

LATE REGISTRATION:

Walk-up registrations (for $25) will be available during packet pick-up at Body n' Sole Sports, (1317 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL 61874) on July 19 and 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, July 22, additional late registrations will be accepted between 4:30 and 5:30 only, in Suite G at The Pines shopping center, adjacent to the race staging area.

Direct any questions to Mileatpines@illinoismarathon.com

Downloadable Registration

We also have a downloadable registration form that you can print, complete, and mail to the address on the form.

Registration Confirmation

Refund Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else.

Logistics

Course Info

The start line is on Philo Road in Urbana, a bit south of the intersection of Philo and Curtis. Each wave of entrants runs one mile straight north on Philo Rd, finishing on Philo Rd, south of the intersection of Philo Road and Windsor Road, adjacent to The Pines shopping center. The waves start roughly every 10 minutes (see Wave Schedule). Each wave will be scored on chip time (we will be using B-tag race numbers) except the elite male and female waves, which will be scored on gun time.

Registration Info

Registration closes on July 15 at midnight. Additional registrations (for $25) will be available during packet pick-up at Body n’ Sole (1317 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL) on July 19 and 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on July 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On July 22, late registrations will be accepted between 4:30 and 5:30 in Suite G at The Pines shopping center.


Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up and additional registrations available on

  • Thursday, July 19: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 20: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 21: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Body n’ Sole,
1317 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL

Race Day Packet Pick-Up: Sunday, July 22: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Pines, corner of Windsor/Philo Rd, Urbana

Parking

There is ample parking for the race. Park at The Pines shopping center (corner of Philo Rd and Windsor Rd on the southeast corner), Meijer (corner of Philo Rd and Windsor Rd on the northeast corner), Christie Clinic (on Windsor Rd, just east of The Pines shopping center), and Carle (on Windsor Rd, just east of The Pines shopping center).

Race Goodies

Every entrant receives a cool beach towel and bountiful post-race refreshments.


FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not see your question answered below, send your question to mileatpines@illinoismarathon.com

Registration and Packet Pick-Up

  • Packet pick-up is available on Thursday and Friday, July 19 & 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Body n’ Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL. You may also pick up your packet on race day, July 22, at The Pines staging area (Windsor and Philo) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Online registration closes on Sunday, July 15 at midnight. Additional registrations will be available during packet pick-up on Thursday and Friday, July 19 & 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Body n’ Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL.
  • Yes, late registration will be accepted on Sunday, July 22 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ONLY, in Suite G at The Pines shopping center, adjacent to the race staging area. Race day registration fee is $25.00.
  • Strollers are not allowed in Mile at the Pines.

Race Day Logistics

  • The race staging area is at The Pines shopping center on the southeast corner of Philo and Windsor roads. Look for the tents in the parking lot along the southwest corner.
  • The start line is on Philo Road, just south of the intersection of Philo Road and Curtis Road. Download Map
  • The finish line is on Philo Road, south of the intersection of Philo Road and Curtis Road. Download Map
  • We have ample parking in and around The Pines. Please consult the parking map. Download Map
  • There is NO parking at the start line.
  • Entrants will walk or jog down to the start line, using the sidewalk along the east side of Philo Road. When the sidewalk ends, continue south in the lane we create on the eastern edge of Philo Road to get the rest of the way to the start area.
  • There are nine separate mile races or waves. Select the wave that matches your age and gender. The community mile wave is for any age runner or walker.
    • Youth male wave (17 & under)
    • Youth female wave (17 & under)
    • Community mile wave (non-competitive; age 5 & up)
    • Male open wave (age 18 to 39)
    • Female open wave (age 18 to 39)
    • Male masters wave (age 40 & over)
    • Female masters wave (age 40 & over)
    • Elite male wave (any age but must be able to run a sub 4:45 mile)
    • Elite female wave (any age but must be able to run a sub 5:45 mile)
  • Technically, yes. You would need to register twice. Since the elite male and female waves are run last, you could conceivably run one of the earlier waves (one that matches your age and gender) and then run the elite male or female wave, assuming you meet the time requirements. You could also enter the non-competitive community mile wave as well as the wave that matches your age and gender. If you register twice, you would receive two logoed race hats.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate entrants running with their dog in the race.
  • All the proceeds from Mile at the Pines will be donated to CU Schools Foundation.
  • Yes, there will be plenty of food and drink after the race, in the staging area on the southeast side of The Pines shopping center. Look for the tents.
  • Yes, awards will be presented at two awards ceremonies on July 22—the first one at 7:00 p.m. and the second one at 8:00 p.m.

Awards

Awards will be presented on race day at two ceremonies at The Pines—first ceremony at 7:00 p.m. and second ceremony at 8:00 p.m.

Each overall wave winner will receive a plaque and a gift certificate from Body n’ Sole.

We will award 3-deep age-group awards for the open male & female waves, the masters male & female waves, and the youth 17 & under waves.

  • Open male & female mile wave age groups: 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39
  • Masters male & female mile wave age groups: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79
  • Youth 17 & under male and female age groups: 5 to 9, 10-14, 15-17

We will award first-, second-, and third-place plaques and gift certificates in the elite male wave and the elite female wave.

There is also a non-competitive community mile: Any age can run (or walk) in this wave. Plaque to first-place winner only and a Body n’ Sole gift certificate.

Bonus award category for military

We will present awards to the first-, second-, and third-place male and female military runners (active or retired). All entrants are eligible, no matter which wave you ran, or whether you won another award.

Bonus award category U of I alumni

We will award to the first-, second-, and third-place male and female University of Illinois alumni runners. All entrants are eligible, no matter which wave you ran, or whether you won another award.

Event Schedule

Sunday, July 22, 2018

  • 5:00 to 7:00: Late packet pick-up at Mile at the Pines shopping center, corner of Windsor/Philo Rd, Urbana.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Presentation of the flag/National Anthem, staging area, the Pines shopping center
  • 6:00 p.m.: Start of first mile wave. Refreshments available at the finish.
  • 7:00 p.m.: First Awards Ceremony
  • 8:00 p.m.: Second Awards Ceremony

Wave Schedule

  • 6:00 p.m.: 17 & under female mile. Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.
  • 6:10 p.m.: 17 & under male mile. Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.
  • 6:20 p.m.: Non-competitive community mile wave. Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.
  • 6:40 p.m.: Open female (age 18 to 39) mile. Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.
  • 6:50 p.m.: Open male (age 18 to 39) mile . Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Masters female (40 and over) mile. Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.
  • 7:10 p.m.: Masters male (40 and over) mile. Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.
  • 7:20 p.m.: Elite female wave. Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Elite Male wave. Start line is at Philo and Curtis Rd.

Note:

Start times subject to slight adjustments on race day.

Postrace refreshments offered on a rolling basis as each wave finishes.

Prerace packet pick-up available at Body n' Sole Sports, 1317 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL on July 19 & 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.