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About

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
21
Thu
5:45 pm Super Suds and Solstice Scramble @ Green Gables
Super Suds and Solstice Scramble @ Green Gables
Jun 21 @ 5:45 pm
Super Suds and Solstice Scramble @ Green Gables | Hudson | Illinois | United States
This Thursday, June 21 is the 2018 LRC Summer Solstice Run, occurring as a part of the LRC’s weekly Thursday Evening Group Run at Lake Bloomington. But this one is Particularly Special! In addition to the usual run, everyone can participate in a Prediction Run. Leave your watch at home... Continue Reading
Jun
23
Sat
7:30 am 46th Annual Lincoln-Douglas Runs @ Metamora Township High School
46th Annual Lincoln-Douglas Runs @ Metamora Township High School
Jun 23 @ 7:30 am
46th Annual Lincoln – Douglas 3 mile & 8 mile runs and a half mile kids fun run. The 3 mile & 8 mile runs start in front of MTCO at 7:30 am and finishes at the historic Metamora Courthouse. Kid Fun Run for 12 and under starts at 8:00am and... Continue Reading
7:30 am Lake Escape 5k/10K & Kids Run @ Lake Iroquois Pavilion
Lake Escape 5k/10K & Kids Run @ Lake Iroquois Pavilion
Jun 23 @ 7:30 am
5k, 10k, and kids run around both Lake Iroquois and Bayles Lake in Loda, Il in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Lake Iroquois Association.
7:30 am Robert’s Run for Dyslexia 5K @ Maquet's Rail House
Robert’s Run for Dyslexia 5K @ Maquet's Rail House
Jun 23 @ 7:30 am
Robert's Run for Dyslexia 5K @ Maquet's Rail House | Pekin | Illinois | United States
In 2014, a motivated 17 year old, Robert Lawrence, started Robert’s Run for Dyslexia as his Eagle Scout project. The 5K/1 mile walk/kids fun run event is geared to educate the community and spread awareness. Robert was diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade and was tutored at the Center... Continue Reading
Jun
26
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
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun
30
Sat
7:30 am 5K Freedom Fun Run @ 5K Freedom Fun Run
5K Freedom Fun Run @ 5K Freedom Fun Run
Jun 30 @ 7:30 am
5K Freedom Fun Run @ 5K Freedom Fun Run | Litchfield | Illinois | United States
Kick off your Independence Day weekend with this patriotic themed 5K. This down and back course will wind through the woods of Lake Lou Yaeger and pass by two water stations. This event is electronically timed. 2018 Adult Registration Form

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#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

International Tandem Triskaidekaphobia Challenge

By Merlin Anderson | Dec 27, 2017

This was the 13th annual beer bet with Bob Brandt so we went with a triskaidekaphobia (“fear of the number 13”) theme. I suggested doing a ride with riders from 13 countries but Bob doubled it to 26. A rider could represent a country if (a) born in that country,… 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.