Busey Youth Run

Busey Youth Run
Busey Youth Run

CU Schools Foundation is a charitable partner of the Busey Illinois Youth Run. A portion of all youth run registrations go to support CU Schools Foundation and our local public schools. The 1/2 mile Youth Run is held entirely in Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois on the same weekend as the Illinois Marathon. Separate age groups (10 and under) run on the Memorial stadium field and finish at the 50 yard line in front of the jumbotron video camera! Prior to the race, youth and their families can participate in the Busy Fun Zone. Located in the Great East Hall, Fun Zone festivities include face painting, carnival games and magicians to entertain all ages. Youth Run entrants receive a T-shirt, a drawstring backpack, and a finisher’s medal. The school registering the most participants for the Youth Run earn the traveling Top Participation trophy sponsored by Busey. Post race food, served in the Great West Hall of Memorial Stadium, includes Wisconsin Mac from Noodles & Company, delicious cookies from Einstein Bros. Bagels, chocolate milk from Prairie Farms, and other goodies. For every Youth Run entry, a separate parent/guardian may also accompany their child on the run if necessary –at NO charge. The Youth Run is for children 10 and under.
Children older than 10 should participate in the 5K.

Busey Youth Run