Earth, wind and fire run photos and logo

2016 Earth, Wind & Fire 5K Run and 2.5K Walk

2015 T-shirt design

2016 Earth, Wind, & Fire t-shirt design.

The 2016 EW&F Race will be held on Saturday March 5th, 2016 at 9:00am. Check back here for more updates or follow us on Facebook.

Prairie Research Institute is proud to sponsor the 8th annual Earth, Wind, and Fire 5K Run and 2.5K Walk. Proceeds from the race will go to supporting the Naturally Illinois Expo and Lecture Series.

The race will take place on the University of Illinois campus. The 5K Run is two laps around the main campus, and the 2.5K Walk is one lap on the same course. On-site registration and post-race refreshments will be provided in the Law Building Commons (see course map).


Sea Lily, or crinoid, cast fossil replica award

Trilobite, cast fossil replica award for 2016 overall male and female runners.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in the following age groups: under 15, 15–19, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, and 70 and over. Special prizes cast from museum quality fossils will be awarded to the overall male and female runners. Etched pint glasses with the race logo (right) will be awarded to the age-group winners and the masters winners. No awards will be provided to walkers.


Parking is available on the street or in campus parking lots (see course map).

2015 Race Information

Race Results

Please visit the Second Wind Running Club website for complete results.

Race Photos

Photos from the 2015 race can be found on our Facebook page.

Race Awards & Packets

If you want to pick up you award, race shirt or lost items, contact Ed Mehnert at 244-2765 or

EW&F Committee

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      Ed Mehnert (Race Director)
      Mike Farkas
      Maggie Jarvis
      Kisa Mwakanyamale
      Geoff Pociask


Mail-in or online registration is $21 on or before February 22nd. After February 22nd and on race day, registration is $23. Children 14 and under are eligible for half-price discount. T-shirts are guaranteed only for runners and walkers registered by February 22nd.
All registrations are non-refundable.

Register online »

Early registration deadline:
Monday, February 22, 2016

Online registration deadline:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 by 11:59 p.m.

Early race packet pick-up and registration:
Friday, March 4th, noon–6pm
at Body n' Sole, 1317 Dunlap in Savoy

Race day registration and check-in:
Saturday, March 5th, 7:30 to 8:30a.m.
on the East side of the Law Building . The race will start at 9:00am on Peabody Ave in front of the Natural Resources Building.

No dogs or baby strollers are allowed on
the race course.

Race Contributors

      Atlanta Bread Company
      Body N' Sole Sports, Inc.
      Illinois American Water
      Athletico Physical Therapy
     Skratch Labs

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors. Proceeds from the Earth, Wind, and Fire race support the Naturally Illinois Expo.

Updated 01/27/2016 mh

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