July 5, 2019

Over 400 run Freedom 5K on Independence Day


Danbi Choi running the Freedom 5K July 4, 2019 - Urbana, IL - Danbi Choi runs down Florida Avenue in Urbana during the Freedom 5K on Thursday. Crossing the finish line at 20:41.8, she finished sixth out of 18 runners in the Female 15 to 19 division. In all more than 400 athletes participated in this year's race. See more photos from this year's race here or use the search tool in the upper right corner of this page to search for more photos. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

July 4, 2019

On this day: Wild & wet Freedom Celebration run

Runner Cathleen Willy Alex Lo
Top left: Cathleen Willy of Urbana, IL, runs in the 2009 Freedom 5K Run/Walk. Willy finished the race in 20th place overall with a time of 18:01.6. Top right: Alexander Lo of Champaign, IL, finished in 91st place overall at 21:03.7. Over 450 runners competed in the race where it rained start to finish Saturday afternoon. Below: Decked out in patriotic wear, Kathleen Jensen of Harristown IL, runs to 297th place overall with a time of 28:20.6.

Kathleen Jensen runs a race on Independence Day.


See more photos from this race by clicking here.

July 3, 2019

Wayback Wednesday: The inaugural Gifford 5K

Top left:Roger Perry dumps a cup of water on his head as he runs the last 300 meters of his race in the Gifford Community Festival 5K on June 27 in 2009. He finished the race with a time of 29:26:00. Top right:Connor Millar, from Rantoul, heads to the finish line unchallenged on his way to 18:04:00 first place finish to become the first overall champion for the event. Below:Rob Darr runs to a 19th place finish. He finished the race with a time of 29:59:00.

Rob Darr running in the 2009 Gifford 5K


See all 86 photos from the race that were added back to the PhotoNews media online archive this morning by following this link, 2009 Gifford 5K.