The wacky urban adventure competition, known as the Great Urban Race, will close out the week of Homecoming fun on Sunday, October 17. Participants in this event will use clues to find checkpoints, complete challenges, and navigate the streets of downtown Bloomington, Uptown Normal, and the Illinois State campus. Illinois State University has been the only college to be selected as a host location for the Great Urban Race for the past two years. Proceeds from each team’s registration will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to outstanding students at Illinois State.

Registration is open and available online. For additional information and pictures from last year’s race, visit