Kids Run for Fun

Run with us until August 10!

Spring Group Runs

Come, Run, Socialize!


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

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
Jul 24 @ 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
8:00 am Hudson Lions Prowl @ Hudson Lions Prowl
Hudson Lions Prowl @ Hudson Lions Prowl
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am
The 5k race route is mostly flat with a few slight hills. The 5k starts at 8:00 a.m. There is a water stop along the route. The 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. Post-run hydration and snacks will be available to all participants. 5k Overall 1st place Male and Female... Continue Reading
8:00 am Oneida GML 5k Run/Walk @ Greig Memorial Library
Oneida GML 5k Run/Walk @ Greig Memorial Library
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am
Oneida GML 5k Run/Walk @ Greig Memorial Library | Oneida | Illinois | United States
Flat and fast run thru the streets of Oneida. Held rain or shine. Free kids block race following 5k. Restrooms available. Drinks and snacks served after race. All proceeds go to support Greig Memorial Library.  
8:00 am Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run... @ Warrensburg Corn Festival
Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run... @ Warrensburg Corn Festival
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am
Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk @ Warrensburg Corn Festival | Warrensburg | Illinois | United States
Saturday, July 28, 2018. $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
9:00 am Jog For Joey 5K @ El Paso, IL
Jog For Joey 5K @ El Paso, IL
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am
Jog For Joey 5K @ El Paso, IL | El Paso | Illinois | United States
In the first year of the event, almost 400 participants and spectators attended! We are looking to break the 500 mark this year! The 2nd Annual Jog for Joey is a charity 5k event in El Paso, IL that strives to raise proceeds for the Joey Gardner Memorial Scholarship. Joey... Continue Reading
8:00 am HogWild 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk @ Interstate Center
HogWild 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk @ Interstate Center
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am
HogWild 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk @ Interstate Center | Bloomington | Illinois | United States
Come preview the McLean County fair with a 5K run or 1 mile walk that will take you out around and through the fair grounds! Race is Sunday before the McLean County Fair, which opens on Wednesday, August 1st. Proceeds support McLean County youth, used to increase our youth’s development and leadership skills... 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#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


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.