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Frequently Asked Questions




Before Race Day

What do I need to know about packet pick up?

On Friday, August 17, you can pick up your race packet at the WBGL studios located at 4101 Fieldstone Rd, Champaign, IL 61822, between noon and 7pm.

Can't make it? Pick up your packet on race day, 6:30am - 7:30am, at University of Illinois Arboretum.

Can I make changes to my registration?

You can make changes by calling the station toll-free at (800) 475-9245 by August 11, 2018. After this, changes will not be permitted.

Where can I take cash and check donations that I raised?

You can drop off the donations at the WBGL studios Mon-Fri from 8:30 am - 5 pm at 4101 Fieldstone Rd, Champaign, IL, 61822. You can also bring them on race day.


Race Day

It's Race DAY! Where do I park?

You can park at the University of Illinois, Arboretum, 2001 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL, 61802. Parking is available in the parking lot and along the driveway.

I'm not a runner. Can I still participate?

Yes, you can either walk the 5K or in the 1-mile event.

Walkers and strollers will start at the back.


I want to listen to music while I run. Is that allowed?

For your safety, and the safety of all our participants, headphones are discouraged during the event.

During the 5K you will need to be aware of your surroundings.


Is this a timed event?

Yes! This is a chipped event by Shazam Racing that uses Chronotrack RFID technology. Your time starts when you cross the start line and ends when you cross the finish line.

For your most accurate time, please wear your race bib on your outer most layer of clothing, on the front. 

What water stops will be on the course?

There will be a water stop at the Start/Finish line. There will be Water as well as Powerade.

Will there be snacks and refreshements at the race?

Of Course! We know you need to re-fuel after your run. So we will have granola bars, apples, bananas, along with Powerade and water with many other snacks for everyone to enjoy during the post-race celebration. 

What does my 5k registration include?

You get a gender specific performance moisture wicking race shirt, along with your Shazam Racing bib for accurate timing. Every 5k participant that completes the course will also recieve a participant medal.  There will also be a drawstring bag to carry everything in with all sorts of goodies in it. 


What does my 1 mile registration include?

All 1 mile participants will recieve a tri blend shirt. They also will recieve a drawstring bag with goodies in it. 

How are awards set up for the 5k?

Awards are set up by age groups. There will be an award for 1st place of each age group as well as awards for the Top 3 overall males and the Top 3 overall females.  If you do not happen to finish in 1st in your age group, know that you will still get the participant medal. 

Age Groups are as Follows (for both male and female) :

<8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-70, 70+


Are strollers allowed in the 1-mile and 5K?

We want to see your family, including those little stroller riders.  We'll just have you start at the back of the pack.


How is the 5K start organized?

If you're fast, start at the front.  If you're not fast, head to the back. 

Uh oh! I changed my mind. Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?

We will order shirts prior to race day so if you catch us before August 11, 2018, you're in luck.  After that date, we may have a few extras so check in with us and we'll try to help you out.  

Call WBGL toll free at (800) 475-9245 for changes, more info, etc.


Oh man.  Something came up.  I still want my shirt but I can't run.  Now what?

Bummer.  Your shirt will be available at the station on the day before the race. You can also pick it up at the station during regular business hours after the race.

I'm injured and/or can’t run in the race; can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we will not be issuing refunds.  Remember, all registration fees are a donation to WBGL.  


We live in the Midwest.  What if it snows?  In August.  

The event will take place rain or shine.

In the unlikely event of severe weather, please check WBGL's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WBGLradio/.

We will take precautions as recommended by the National Weather Service, but only in extreme cases will the event be cancelled. Your safety is our number one priority--your fun is our close second.





If you have any other questions, please contact the station at (800) 475.9245.