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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

May
25
Fri
5:30 pm El Paso Hometown Days 5K Run @ El Paso Hometown Days 5K Run
El Paso Hometown Days 5K Run @ El Paso Hometown Days 5K Run
May 25 @ 5:30 pm
The Kiddie 1-Mile Fun Run starts at 5:00 PM and the 5K Run starts at 5:30 PM with awards to be presented at approximately 6:15 PM. Awards will be presented for overall male and female finishers in each age group. Additional Information For the safety of all participants absolutely no headphones or dogs will be permitted... Continue Reading
May
28
Mon
7:00 am Memorial Mile @ Miller Park
Memorial Mile @ Miller Park
May 28 @ 7:00 am
Memorial Mile @ Miller Park | Bloomington | Illinois | United States
The Memorial Mile is a one mile race that benefits Great Plains LIFE Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk students graduate from high school and assisting them to find educational opportunities after they graduate. This race will be a one mile, timed race that will primarily follow the... Continue Reading
7:30 am Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile ... @ Lower Glen Oak Park
Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile ... @ Lower Glen Oak Park
May 28 @ 7:30 am
Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk @ Lower Glen Oak Park | Peoria | Illinois | United States
Race begins at lower Glen Oak Park, Peoria, IL.  Route goes through Springdale Cemetery, passing Soldiers Hill. Fees are: March & April: $25.00 May: $30.00 Race Weekend: $35.00 1 Mile walk fee: $20.00 $5.00 discount for Veterans Packet pick up: Friday, May 25 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Running Central, 311... Continue Reading
May
29
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
May 29 @ 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
5
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 5 @ 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
7:00 pm LRC Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal
LRC Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm
Lake Run Club Board Meetings are open to all LRC members. Lake Run Club 2018 Board Meeting Dates February 6 March 6 April 3 May 1 (tentative) June 5 August 7 October 2 December 4

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.