Cupcake 5k



This is an annual community event that is a fundraiser for the CUSR Scholarship Fund that allows families and individuals access to the financial support to make recreation an important part of their lives, while indulging in a sugary frosting high. The Cupcake 5k is a timed race that has divisions by age.

The race starts on Parkland Way between the Dodds Complex, runs around the entire Parkland Campus and briefly through the neighborhood just west of Parkland.

Why run in this sweet race?

All proceeds of the CUSR Cupcake 5K & 100m Dash benefit the CUSR Scholarship Fund. For some CUSR participants, the CUSR Scholarship Program is the only way they can have a safe place to go after school, compete on a sports team, or simply socialize with friends. By registering for CUSR Cupcake 5K/100m Dash, you are helping make C-U a more inclusive community for individuals with disabilities.

Besides helping out an important organization that services our community, awards are given out to the top racers in each category and age division. After each racer crosses the finish line they receive a cupcake and a chance for some great raffle prizes all of which are donated by community stores, service provider and organizations.

Everyone wins at CUSR Cupcake 5K!

5 ways to win at Cupcake 5K

How do I register?

Registration is open for the race that is held on November 3. Each participant receives a packet that includes their race number, some information about CUSR, inserts for upcoming events at both the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts, and other giveaways. Packet pick-up will be the week of October 28 – November 1.

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Like to support CUSR but do not want to participant in the race? We would love for you to volunteer! All potential volunteers must complete the General Volunteer Application.

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The 2019 race will be held on Sunday, November 3. 

Register by Oct 18 to get a t-shirt.

*Registration accepted after deadline, but a shirt will not be provided. They will be available for purchase the day of race.

Online Registration Deadline: Oct 30, no t-shirt
On-site registration: 8-8:30, no t-shirt

*Onsite Registration fee $30


Who do we thank for such a great event?

CUSR appreciates the major sponsorship of Parkland for use of the campus and Body n’ Sole for race coordination and timing services. And all the support from the many local business owners and community members whom make donations to the Cupcake 5K.


Giveaway Prize Donors

Black Dog

Brainstorm Escapes

Krannert Center of Performing Arts

Jarling’s Custard Cup

Urbana Accupuncture

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