For a dozen years now, it has been an Eastern Illinois University tradition to stage a 2.5K race for runners and walkers wishing to show off the overall athleticism of the EIU community. This 1.5-mile road race, sponsored by the EIU Department of Recreation Administration and the City of Charleston, begins at 9 a.m. Participants begin at the corner of Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue, making their way north on Seventh Street to the Charleston Square, then returning to Old Main via Sixth Street.
Race-day registration is from 7:45 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. at Old Main. The start line is at the corner of 7th and Lincoln. An entry fee of $10 will be collected from each participant, while awards are designated for the top male and female finisher in each of three categories: run, walk, and wheelchair. In addition, McDonalds will provide a gift pack, food, and drinks to all racers. Prizes are also planned for the best full-body costume worn by a participant.