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Junaia P. Carter/AMA 5K Race

7th Annual Junaia P. Carter, M.D., 5K Race

Extension of 24th Annual AMA 5K

Results for the Junaia P Carter MD 5K are now posted at:

SIU-SOM Students present the 6th Annual Junaia Carter, M.D., 5K Race
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)
Washington Park
Springfield, IL

Hosted by SIU School of Medicine Medical Students

All proceeds to benefit M.E.R.C.Y. Communities, a non-profit organization that provides housing and supportive services to foster the independence of homeless and at-risk families.  


Register Online Today!

Download a flyer.

Registration Fees:

  • $20 if you register online through 4/13/18
  • $25 if you register on race day

Preregister online or at the Springfield Running Center during packet pickup

Packet pickup is Friday, April 13, from 4-6:30 Springfield Running Center, 2943 W. White Oaks Drive, Ph: 217.787.4400, or on race day

Register also before the race between 7:30-8:30 a.m. on April 14 at the Washington Park shelter, between the playground and the starting line.

Make checks payable to "SIU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE".    



Awards to male & female top 3 overall finishers & top 3 finishers in each of the following age categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & over.

T-shirts guaranteed for all who pre-register by March 28.

Door prizes and refreshments after race. Must be present for door prizes.





Parking limited inside Washington Park, additional parking along S Grand Ave  


South of playground, just west of Start/Finish line  


Starting line is between playground and tennis courts. 2 loops around Washington Park totaling 5 km (3.1 mi) First loop keeps to outside from lake to MacArthur Blvd Second loop keeps inside park.