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Zombie Run | Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6:00 pmZombie Run 2016 700x400 graphic

Fee (R|NR): $25|37.50
Register HERE by 10/6 (On-site registration available
but preferred wave time not guaranteed.)
Location: Kaufman Lake
Ages: 16+

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Questions: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931

Only a handful of survivors remain from the zombie epidemic that has swept through Champaign-Urbana, leaving masses of the undead searching for their next fleshy meal. There is a safe zone rumored to be out there, but do you have what it takes to stay alive and reach your destination? It’s been a long time since these zombies had a proper feeding and they have learned a few new tricks. Participants will brave the course during the dark shades of night with only their wit and a flashlight during the 2.5+ mile course while dodging zombies, completing obstacles, and checking in at safe points that will help them survive this new advanced breed of zombies. Race participants must sign up for a wave start time and participants will be sent off in waves of 20-50 participants at a time.

Please note: In case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.


Zombie Crew | Saturday, October 15, 2016

Register HERE by 10/6 
Location: Kaufman Lake
Ages: 16+

Questions: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931

Join the Zombie Run Crew and spend the evening in character as a zombie or Special Operator at one of Champaign’s most terrifying fall fitness events. Zombies should come in their own costumes and can have their make-up professionally done or they can do their own. Zombies will engage with participants by trying to remove flags from a belt around the runner’s waist. We’ve put strict safety measures in place, but it is possible that zombies may come into accidental physical contact with racers. If you would like to avoid that possibility,
you can sign up to be a member of our special ops team. Special ops team members will help the set-up and take-down, along with monitoring the course and helping direct racers and zombies to the right locations. We will host a crew member training session prior to the race. All training session information will be sent to the email address you use at registration. Crew can purchase a race shirt for just $5. Sign up here!

Special Ops: Set-up & Race Start 6-8:30p
Special Ops: Race Course & Take Down 7-10p
Zombies 6:30-10:30p

Please note: In case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.


Fetch! Pet Care Howl’oween Dog Jog/Walk | Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 am


fetch-howloween-dog-jog-2016-700x400-fin-graphic-01Fee (R|NR):  $20|30. Fee covers one human and one dog. Humans running without dogs (children accompanying their parents, etc.) are also $20|$30.
Register HERE by 10/7 to receive a shirt,  10/19 with no t-shirt. On-site registration begins at 9a
Location: Toalson Park (near playground)
Ages: 8+ years for humans; 12+ months for dogs (Dog handlers must be age 15 or older.)

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dog-jog-map10am – Event Kick Off/Registration

10:15am – Costume Contest/Parade
Prizes given for Best Dog Costume and Best Couple (pup/person) Costume

10:30am – Start the race

11am – Best time prize



Questions: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931

It’s time to grab your pup, your favorite costume and your running shoes! Join us at Toalson Park for a ghoulishly good time as we race to the finish line. Awards will be given for best times, best costumes, and best dog costumes. Only one dog per runner please. All dogs must have current vaccinations and be under control on a leash at all times. Event images will post to the Fetch! Pet Care and the Champaign Park District’s Facebook pages for you to download, share, and enjoy.




CUSR Cupcake 5K | Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 9:00 am


Fee: $25
Register HERE by 10/23 to receive a shirt, *Registrations accepted after deadline, but a shirt will not be provided. On-site registration begins 8-8:30am (no t-shirt provided)
Location: Parkland College Campus
All Ages

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Watch our fun “Cupcake Go!” Training Video!

Questions: shelbie.kearfott@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3932

Join us for the 3rd Annual CUSR Cupcake 5K! This is a timed, accessible race ending with a delicious cupcake. Funds raised will go into CUSR’s scholarship fund, which supports individuals who need financial assistance to access CUSR programs and services. Runners, walkers, and registrants who use a wheelchair are welcome. All registrants must provide a valid email address in order to receive crucial pre-race information. Updated information will also be posted on CUSR’s Facebook page. Register early for this sweet race! The event will go on rain or shine unless the weather poses unsafe conditions. No refunds will be given if cancellation due to unsafe weather conditions. Remember, all proceeds go directly to CUSR’s scholarship fund.


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