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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

Sep
22
Sat
10:00 am Just A Call Away PATH 5K @ Destihl Brewery
Just A Call Away PATH 5K @ Destihl Brewery
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am
Welcome to the Second Annual PATH Crisis Run/Walk. The proceeds from this benefits will help aid Adult Protective Services in their investigation of abuse allegations for those 19-59 with a disability and anyone over 60 years of age in McLean and Livingston County.  
8:00 pm Glow Run 5K @ Prairie Vista Golf Course
Glow Run 5K @ Prairie Vista Golf Course
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Fleet Feet Glow Run 5K is a fun event for runners and walkers of all ages with all race proceeds to benefit St. Jude. This is a unique opportunity to run on a golf course at night. Race route is one loop on rolling hills through Prairie Vista Golf... Continue Reading
Sep
23
Sun
7:00 am TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons
TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am
TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons | Moline | Illinois | United States
The TBK Quad Cities Marathon, a USATF certified course, captures the essence of our nation’s heartland with its consistent connection to the Mississippi River, amazing views, and Midwest charm. Rated a fairly flat and fast course, it is a great Boston qualifier! The race features one of the finest, most... Continue Reading
Sep
25
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
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep
29
Sat
7:30 am St. Jude Walk/Run featuring the ... @ St. Jude Walk/Run featuring the We Care Half Marathon
St. Jude Walk/Run featuring the ... @ St. Jude Walk/Run featuring the We Care Half Marathon
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am
Join us for an enjoyable walk, fun or competitive 5k, or the We Care Half Marathon!
8:00 am 5th Annual Swifty Swine 5K Trail... @ 5th Annual Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run
5th Annual Swifty Swine 5K Trail... @ 5th Annual Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am
5th Annual Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run @ 5th Annual Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run | Clinton | Illinois | United States
• Participants will be grouped into the following age categories for determining prizes: 12 and under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Trophies will be presented to 1st and 2nd male and female in each age category • Each participant will receive a unique, handmade finisher’s medal!  • Entry fee:... 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. Sign up today for a low membership fee of $20 or register your entire family for only $25.

ABC#140, for Seedling Theatre

By Merlin Anderson | Sep 7, 2018

ABC Run #140 on September 2 was a success with $915 donated to Seedling Theatre thanks to the generosity of everyone involved. Thanks much to: (a) Laurel & Larry Schumacher for being awesome hosts at their new home in Normal. (b) 42 attendees (and three other contributors) that donated a… Continue Reading

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

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.