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What started as two friends enjoying a run around Lake Bloomington on a Thursday night is now Central Illinois’ premier run club; providing fun and challenging races, programs, services, and social events for all ages and abilities. The Lake Run Club is a not-for-profit organization that’s powered by volunteers to promote running and racing in the Bloomington-Normal area.  

Our community is open to everyone, and is accepting new members. Whether you’re a casual runner or a marathon enthusiasts, we’re looking forward to running with you on many future adventures. We may take running seriously, but the fun and friendly roots of the club are still alive and well, and we want you to join in on the fun. See why the Lake Run Club is a thriving community of over 700 members.

Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Trail Run @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Tuesday Night Trail Run @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm
Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove invites you to venture on out to enjoy the trails (or roads if you prefer) on Tuesday evenings. The usual trail route is 5 miles, and is well marked. Easy-to-follow road routes of 4 or 7 miles are also an option. Runners of... Continue Reading
Jun
29
Thu
5:30 pm LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm
Warmer weather and longer days means it’s time to get back to the lake! Run with us at Lake Bloomington from March 16 – November 2! We run from the park near Green Gables, most starting at 5:30 pm. The 4.37 mile “Loop” course is most popular, especially this early... Continue Reading
Jul
1
Sat
7:30 am 2017 Village of Downs 5K Freedom... @ 2017 Village of Downs 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Free Kids Run
2017 Village of Downs 5K Freedom... @ 2017 Village of Downs 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Free Kids Run
Jul 1 @ 7:30 am
2017 Village of Downs 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Free Kids Run @ 2017 Village of Downs 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Free Kids Run | Downs | Illinois | United States
The 7th annual Village of Downs Freedom Run offers a 5k race, timed by the Lake Run Club and a non-timed 1 mile walk, as well as a non-timed Free Kid’s Fun Run for children 10 and under. Registration for the race is available online now through Fri, June 30,... Continue Reading
7:30 am 5K Freedom Fun Run Walk @ Lake Lou Yaeger: Picnic Area 3
5K Freedom Fun Run Walk @ Lake Lou Yaeger: Picnic Area 3
Jul 1 @ 7:30 am
5K Freedom Fun Run Walk @ Lake Lou Yaeger: Picnic Area 3 | Litchfield | Illinois | United States
Celebrate Independence Day weekend with this patriotic 5K. This race winds through the grounds of Lake Lou Yaeger. Download PDF Race App  
8:00 am 4th of July Jamboree 5K Fun Run @ LeRoy Elementary School
4th of July Jamboree 5K Fun Run @ LeRoy Elementary School
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am
Download PDF Race Application 
Jul
4
Tue
7:30 am Firecracker 5K @ Firecracker 5K
Firecracker 5K @ Firecracker 5K
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am
The Firecracker 5K Run/Walk will begin at 7:30am on the square in downtown Clinton (this is not a timed race). Participants are encouraged to dress in their best Red, White and Blue attire. After the race, the Celebrate Clinton Association will be offering a free breakfast, so be sure to... Continue Reading

Become a Lake Run Club Member

We invite you to see all that the Lake Run Club has to offer. Visit our blog for runner profiles and updates. Race discounts, networking and social events, volunteering, awards, special opportunities and circuit points are just a few of the benefits of becoming a member. Apply today for a low membership fee of $20 or register your entire family for only $25.

Profile on Paul Bliss

By Karen Dudek | May 28, 2017

Profile on Paul Bliss How many years have you been running? I started running track and cross country in ’78 (39 years). I was in 8th grade and our PE teacher made our class run around the entire campus, maybe a mile, because a few 9th graders were misbehaving. As… Continue Reading

ABC#129/Multi-Sport Day

By Merlin Anderson | May 24, 2017

ABC#129/Multi-Sport Day on May 20 was a great success with $2,235 donated to Timber Pointe Outdoor Center! Although the weather was terrible and attendance was down to 40 compared with 108 last year, we lucked out by having some larger than usual donations and some donations from those that could… Continue Reading

ABC#128, 4-15-17, for The Baby Fold

By Merlin Anderson | Apr 19, 2017

April 15 had many happy returns. Great weather, great participants, and an awesome $3,078 donated to The Baby Fold by the 94 participants and three others that could not attend. Both the total attendance and the amount contributed are records for The Baby Fold ABC Runs. Aimee Beam, VP of… Continue Reading

ABC Run#127, 3-18-17

By Merlin Anderson | Mar 20, 2017

ABC Run #127 was Saturday, 3/19/17 at Robyn Walter’s home. Great event with a total of $825 donated by 42 runners that attended plus two runners that mailed a check. Thanks so much for supporting the McLean County Child Protection Network! If you are a State Farmer and you donated… Continue Reading

ABC#126, 2-5-17, for Scott Early Learning Center

By Merlin Anderson | Feb 7, 2017

Another awesome day! This year, 54 participants gathered at Children’s Home + Aid to run and generously support children in our community with donations that totaled $900. Children’s Home + Aid will benefit even more when some of the State Farm employees/retirees apply under State Farm’s matching grant program. If you contributed… Continue Reading

Racing 

Each race day takes hours and hours of preparation by runners and organizers in order to do their best. In addition to providing training programs to bring out the best in you, we offer volunteer opportunities where members of the Lake Run Club community can support running in Central Illinois.

The Lake Run Club sponsors five races throughout the year, including St. Patrick’s Day Run, The Lake Run, Park to Park, Dog Days, and our Evergreen Lake 5K run. For all area events during the year, view our race calendar.

Planning and organizing a race? Complete an Area Race Calendar Request to have your race information added to our calendar and shared with the racing community. Looking for additional help with your race? Contact us to inquire about our finish line services, bibs, racing clocks, and other related planning and race-day help, and view our services and resources page.