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

8:00 am Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run... @ Warrensburg-Latham High School
Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run... @ Warrensburg-Latham High School
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am
Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk @ Warrensburg-Latham High School
Saturday, July 27, 2019. $30 entry fee for 5K run/walk and $15 entry fee for kids fun run payable to the VILLAGE OF WARRENSBURG (mail in advance to Tricia Campbell at 755 E. North Street, Warrensburg, IL 62573) or pay on race day. Race begins at 8am. Packet pick-up and... Continue Reading
8:00 am HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ McLean County Fairgrounds Interstate Center
HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ McLean County Fairgrounds Interstate Center
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am
HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ McLean County Fairgrounds Interstate Center
Come preview the McLean County Fair with a 5K run or 1 mile family walk in, out, and around the fairgrounds. Race is Sunday before the fair, with McLean County Fair officially starting on July 31, 2019. Come and enjoy pork burgers and other great eats available after the race!... Continue Reading
8:00 am Evergreen Lake 5k @ Lake Evergreen, Comlara Park
Evergreen Lake 5k @ Lake Evergreen, Comlara Park
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am
Evergreen Lake 5k @ Lake Evergreen, Comlara Park
2019 EVERGREEN LAKE 5K Entry Form  
8:30 am ALS Awareness 5k @ Stag-R-Inn
ALS Awareness 5k @ Stag-R-Inn
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am
This is a great event for all ages and all types of runners and walkers. For the competitive runner, it is a chip-timed race with prizes. For the casual runner or walker, it’s all about joining the cause and having a good time. If you don’t want to run or... Continue Reading
8:00 am Colfax End of Summer Celebration... @ Octavia Park
Colfax End of Summer Celebration... @ Octavia Park
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am
A nice, friendly 5K through the small town of Colfax. No hills and a great 5K for the novice to the most experienced runner. End of Summer Celebration Registration Form End of Summer 5K Information
8:00 am Get Your 6.6 on Route 66! @ Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup (start line)
Get Your 6.6 on Route 66! @ Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup (start line)
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am
Get Your 6.6 on Route 66! @ Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup (start line)
At 8 am on Saturday, August 24, 2019, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 6th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. All proceeds will go to local projects. Favorites such as the pre-race... 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.


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.

ABC#148, for St. Jude

By Merlin Anderson | Jul 18, 2019

ABC Run #148 was at our house on July 14. An awesome total of $3,030 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the great generosity of 24 attendees plus 17 others that could not make it but sent us checks or donated online. The donations exceeded my… Continue Reading

5-5-5 Summer Series Wrap Up

By Tanya Giannotti | Jul 14, 2019

Congratulations to our THIRTY SIX 5-5-5 Summer Series award winners! Three races in two weeks: Downs Freedom, Park2Park, and Dog Days! Great job showing up, beating the heat, and crossing that finish line!  A HUGE thank you to series director Holly-Rae Van Hoof, who also directed the Downs Freedom 5k alongside… Continue Reading

ABC#147/Multi-Sport Day

By Merlin Anderson | May 19, 2019

ABC#147/Multi-Sport Day on May 18 was a success with 65 participants and $1,830 donated to Timber Pointe Outdoor Center! Thanks so much to everyone who attended, donated, organized, brought food, and enhanced the day with your enthusiasm and friendship. The weather was great, maybe just a little warm for running… Continue Reading

Next Generation Fitness Testing

By Tod Williamson | Apr 11, 2019

Our club, with the hundreds of members, have a considerable amount of experience regarding fitness and running. Topics such as training to run a faster 5k, how to increase mileage without injury, training for your first Marathon could be obtaining by discussing these topics with club members. One topic often… Continue Reading

ABC#146, The Baby Fold, 4-6-19

By Merlin Anderson | Apr 8, 2019

What a beautiful day! A great total of $1,628 was donated to The Baby Fold by 38 participants plus a few others that could not attend. Aimee Beam, Sam Guillory, and Lori Bultemeir, of The Baby Fold, were great hosts, greeting us and providing beverages. Before we ran, we recognized… Continue Reading

Spotlight On……………….. Scott Richardson

Scott’s background story is not only transformative, but inspiring. From starting to ride his bike to lose weight, to beating cancer and competing in triathlons, to ultimately completing his first ultramarathon, Scott is an example to all athletes that when you put your mind to something, great things happen. Read More about “LRC Featured Runner”