Wherever your starting line is, the Lake Run Club and our members are excited to take this journey with you, help you achieve your goals, and appreciate the scenery along the way.
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.
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.
ABC #113 on November 3 combined the first Tuesday night run of the season at the Anderson’s with “soup and chili night”, generating a cool $512 in donations for the Boys & Girls Club. Thanks so much to the 49 participants for the fun and your donations. The run and… Continue Reading
Profile on Jeffrey McCarther How many years have you been running? I participated in the Catch the Wave Program for 3 yrs in a row from 2009-2011 but never did any more running after each Lake Run Club Race. Then one day I saw that there was a free NoBo… Continue Reading
October 4 was a great morning to run so 36 enthusiastic participants showed up at Sugar Grove Nature Center and supported Heartland Head Start with a nice total of $510 in donations. Thanks so much to our hosts: Angela Funk (Director, Sugar Grove Nature Center), Odemaris Mancilla-Sibaja (Dual Language Specialist… Continue Reading
Profile on Kirsten Pieper How many years have you been running? Since March 2009, but I took 9 months off for cancer treatment. Why did you start running? I was 39 ½ years old, and I read an article in some magazine that said “Whatever weight / fitness level you… Continue Reading
ABC Run #111 on August 23 was another heartwarming success. An amazing $2,333 was donated to Seedling Theatre thanks to the generosity of everyone involved. Thanks much to: (a) Laurel & Larry Schumacher for being such great hosts, (b) the 66 attendees that stuffed a great total of $1,133 in… Continue Reading
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.