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WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Campus Recreation Department will hold the eighth annual Prairie Stars 5K run/walk. The race is open to UIS students, faculty, staff and community members.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center at UIS, 2171 University Drive, Springfield

DETAILS: The flat and fast race course will begin outside of The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) and go east along scenic University Drive before entering the heart of campus. The race will end near TRAC on Eliza Farnham Drive where awards will be distributed. 

Register by Sept. 1 to be guaranteed a shirt. Awards will be given to the top three male and female participants in each age category and to the overall male and female winners. New this year will be “Challenge the Chancellor” where runners can compete against Chancellor Janet Gooch, who has run both the Boston and New York City marathons.

The cost to register for the Prairie Stars 5K run/walk is $8 for UIS students and $20 for faculty, staff, alumni and community. Registration is available online.

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