Walk or Run with us on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 in the First Annual Matthew Farrell 5K at Meadowbrook Park starting at 9:00 am. This event is in memory of Matthew C. Farrell, who was a longtime supporter of the Arts, Education, and the Champaign-Urbana community.

Registration is $25, and we are urging participants to pre-register to ensure you have a spot. Day of registration at the park will available starting at 8:00 am.  

All proceeds for this event will go to The Matthew C. Farrell Memorial Fund giving a graduating UHS student who plans to study the Arts, a full ride to Parkland College..  The scholarship was inspired by Matt’s love for the Urbana-Champaign community and his experiences within the community, including his Art Education at Parkland, which proved to be a pivotal experience for him.  Moreover, he had a passion for running and strived daily to live a healthier lifestyle.  He brought people together through his interests and will continue to do so for years to come. 


Q1. Where is the 5k?

The 5k will take place in Meadowbrook Park, 101 W. Windsor Rd, Urbana, IL 61802. Registration and the race will start at the Windsor Road Pavilion, close to the play structure.

Q2. What time does the run start?

Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and the run will start at 9:00 a.m.

Q3. Where can I park?

There is limited parking at Meadowbrook Park, but there will be additional overflow parking at Stone Creek Church (2502 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61801)

Q4. Where and when can I register?

You can register online until May 19th and in person on June 2nd at Meadowbrook Park.

Q5. What do I get with registration?

By registering before May 19th you will recieve a commemorative 5K tee shirt, available for pickup the morning of the run.

Please note: Registration done online before May 19th is $25. Registration on-site on June 2nd will be $30.

Q6. Will this run be timed?

The run will be a fun run, where participants can run, jog, and walk at their own pace. There will be a clock at the finish line if participants want to time themselves.

Q7. Can I bring my dog?

Yes, Meadowbrook park is pet friendly to dogs on leashes.

Q8. Can I volunteer?

Yes, we appreciate anyone who wishes to volunteer to help with setup, the event, and breakdown. Click this link to volunteer.