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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

Aug
14
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove | McLean | Illinois | United States
  Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. March 13th through October 30th, 2018 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,... Continue Reading
Aug
17
Fri
8:00 pm Danvers Days Neon Nights 5K @ Olympia North Elementary
Danvers Days Neon Nights 5K @ Olympia North Elementary
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
Evening 5K with plenty of glow sticks and etc for all to enjoy!
Aug
18
Sat
8:00 am Colfax End of Summer Celebration 5K @ Octavia Park
Colfax End of Summer Celebration 5K @ Octavia Park
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am
This 5K Fun Run is a non-timed event that will be run throughout the town of Colfax. It is being held in conjunction with the ‘End of Summer Celebration’ which will be going on all day in the town. All proceeds from the run will go to the Colfax Restoration... Continue Reading
8:30 am Emden ALS Awareness 5K @ Stag-R-Inn
Emden ALS Awareness 5K @ Stag-R-Inn
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am
Emden ALS Awareness 5K @ Stag-R-Inn | Emden | Illinois | United States
The ALS 5K begins and ends at the Stag-R-Inn. This is our 7th Annual run.  We have averaged around 350 participants for every race. As part of the entrance fee you will receive a race shirt, a drink ticket good for a soft drink or beer from the Stag-R, a... Continue Reading
Aug
21
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove | McLean | Illinois | United States
  Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. March 13th through October 30th, 2018 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,... Continue Reading
Aug
25
Sat
6:00 am Painful Elimination @ Evergreen Lake/COMLARA Park
Painful Elimination @ Evergreen Lake/COMLARA Park
Aug 25 @ 6:00 am
Painful Elimination @ Evergreen Lake/COMLARA Park | Hudson | Illinois | United States
15 Hour elimination run. Also makes a great training run if your not up to going 15 hours. 4.25 mile loops. Go to the event sign up page for a full description.  

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. Sign up today for a low membership fee of $20 or register your entire family for only $25.

ABC#139, for St. Jude

By Merlin Anderson | Jul 16, 2018

ABC Run #139 was at our house on July 15. An all-time ABC record of $4,057 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the great generosity of 40 attendees plus 11 others that could not make it but sent us checks or donated online. A special moment… Continue Reading

ABC#137, Baby Fold, 4-14-18

By Merlin Anderson | Apr 16, 2018

The weather wasn’t good but we had great participants. An awesome $2,618 was donated to The Baby Fold by 49 participants plus a couple others that could not attend. What a wonderful surprise considering that a day before the event, the weather forecast called for thunderstorms. Aimee Beam, Norris Porter,… Continue Reading

ABC Run #136, 3-10-18

By Merlin Anderson | Mar 11, 2018

ABC Run #136 was Saturday, 3/10/17 at Robyn Walter’s home. Great event with $735 donated to Project OZ by 50 runners that attended plus two that donated in advance because they were unable to attend. Thanks so much for supporting Project OZ! If you are a State Farmer and you… Continue Reading

ABC Run #135, 2-4-2018

By Merlin Anderson | Feb 6, 2018

After two years of great weather, we experienced slippery, cold, and windy conditions. In spite of the weather, 30 hardy souls gathered at Children’s Home + Aid to run and generously support the children in our community with donations that totaled $740. Children’s Home + Aid will benefit even more… Continue Reading

ABC Run #134, January 13, 2018

By Merlin Anderson | Jan 14, 2018

The cold (8 degrees) and wind (double digit) did not deter us from starting the 14th year of ABC runs in style. A total of $825 was donated to Sugar Grove Nature Center by 33 participants, plus one check from someone who could not attend. At 9:00 we gathered together… 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.