23rd Annual "Not Your Average Joe Race"

By Heather Roberts | hroberts@wcia.com

Published 04/22 2014 03:41PM

Updated 04/22 2014 05:35PM

For 23 years Human Kinetics has organized the Not Your Average Joe race, formerly known as the Twin Cities Twosome. The name celebrates the life of Joe Seeley, a former Human Kinetics employee who died of leukemia in 2012. Seeley devoted considerable time and energy to the annual charity race and to the Champaign-Urbana running community. In 2013, Human Kinetics was able to contribute $12,000 to the three benefitting charities: Center for Women in Transition, Crisis Nursery, and the T.I.M.E.S. Center. Over its 23-year history, the race has raised nearly $136,000.

Race Information
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
Race distances: 5K Walk, 5K Run, and 5 Mile Run
Accurate timing, courtesy of Second Wind Running Club
Traffic control
2 water stops
Post race festivities at Crystal Lake Park
Refreshments courtesy of local sponsors
Door prize drawings (you must be present to win)
Awards to top finishers in each division
ALL race proceeds go to the T.I.M.E.S. Center, Center for Women in Transition, and Crisis Nursery
Packet pick up is Friday, May 9 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Human Kinetics, 1607 N. Market St., Champaign or on race day (May 10) from 7:30 to 8:45 am at the Crystal Lake Park Lake House at Crystal Lake Park, Urbana.
In-person registration can be done on Friday, May 9, from noon to 6 p.m. at Human Kinetics, 1607 N. Market St., Champaign, or on race day, May 10, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Crystal Lake Park Lake House.
Walkers’ and Runners’ Route: Start on the park road that is west of the pavilion. Follow the arrows through the park. Turn left on Park St. and left on Broadway Ave., running or walking in the lane created by the cones. Turn left into the park entrance and continue along the main road. When you get back to the start, you’ve completed one loop (2.5K). The finish line is on the road that leads to the Lake House from the northwest.
5K Route
5 Mile Route
Parking and Participant Drop-off Instructions: Parking for the 2014 Human Kinetics Not Your Average Joe 5K/5Mi will be available at the Champaign County Fairground parking lot. The entrance to this lot is at Orchard and Fairview in Urbana. Parking volunteers will direct participants through Crystal Lake Park to the registration area and starting line.

 Participants may be dropped off near the Crystal Lake Park pavilion and lake house by accessing Center Street from University Avenue. Drivers can approach the park on Center Street and turn left on to Park Street to unload passengers.

Dog Policy: Due to insurance restrictions, dogs (leashed or unleased) are not permitted to participate in the run or walk event.

Stroller Policy: For safety reasons, strollers are permitted only in the walk. Persons with strollers must start behind all other walkers and stay to the far right/left of the course at all times. Individuals pushing strollers must not take them through the finish chute.

Registration (Per Person) for Human Kinetics Not Your Average Joe Race

Using online form by April 15:
$21 with T-shirt; $16 without T-shirt.
18 or younger: $13 with T-shirt; $8 without T-shirt.

Using online form between April 16 and May 8:
$23 with T-shirt; $18 without T-shirt.
18 or younger: $15 with T-shirt; $10 without T-shirt.

Registering by mail or in person:
$25 with T-shirt; $20 without T-shirt.
18 or younger: $15 with T-shirt; $10 without T-shirt
T-shirts are 100% preshrunk cotton

Registration (Per Person) for Champions 4 Children Walk

Using online form by May 8:
$21 with T-shirt; $16 without T-shirt.

For more information, please contact us at NotYourAverageJoe@hkusa.com.

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