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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.

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
24
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
May 24 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center | McLean | Illinois | United States
Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., March 15th through November 1st, 2016 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, and is well marked.  Easy-to-follow road routes... Continue Reading
May
28
Sat
7:30 am Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K @ Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K
Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K @ Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K
May 28 @ 7:30 am
Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K @ Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K | Jacksonville | Illinois | United States
The Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K is the longest consecutive competitive running event in Jacksonville. This is the Race’s 24th year. Proceeds from this year’s Race go to the Jacksonville Area Community Food Center. Both courses start and finish on the east side of the Passavant campus. The courses travel through... Continue Reading
May
30
Mon
7:00 am The Memorial Mile @ The Memorial Mile
The Memorial Mile @ The Memorial Mile
May 30 @ 7:00 am
The Memorial Mile @ The Memorial Mile | Bloomington | Illinois | United States
The 2016 Memorial Mile is the inaugural one mile race that benefits the Great Plains LIFE Foundation “Stay 4” Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk students graduate from high school and assisting them to find educational opportunities after the graduate. This race will be a one mile, timed... Continue Reading
8:00 am Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile ... @ Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile ... @ Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
May 30 @ 8:00 am
The Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing 2nd Annual Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile walk will be held Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 8:00 a.m. The run begins in lower Glen Oak Park and goes through Springdale Cemetery. Patriotic sunglasses will be given to the first 100 registered; dog... Continue Reading
May
31
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
May 31 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center | McLean | Illinois | United States
Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., March 15th through November 1st, 2016 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, and is well marked.  Easy-to-follow road routes... Continue Reading
Jun
3
Fri
5:30 pm Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm
Children ages 1-12 are invited to run on Friday evenings during the summer at Illinois Wesleyan University’s track or Parkside Elementary’s cross-country course. This family program is non-competitive and intended to help teach kids that exercising and running can be fun. Children will be grouped according to age with the... 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. Apply today for a low membership fee of $20 or register your entire family for only $25.

Profile on Erin Dwyer

By Karen Dudek | Apr 21, 2016

Profile on Erin Dwyer Don’t you love it when people make excuses as to why they can’t run? “I would love to run, but I’m just so busy.” “I have bad knees.” “My feet are messed up.” “My back hurts all the time so I had to stop running.”  Well,… Continue Reading

Milestone Reached at ABC#118

By Merlin Anderson | Apr 17, 2016

April 16 was a wonderful day to run. Great weather, 50 great participants, an amazing $2,420 donated to The Baby Fold by the 50 participants plus contributions from four that could not attend. This is the fourth year in a row that donations to The Baby Fold have been $2,000… Continue Reading

Profile on AP Prescott

By Karen Dudek | Mar 20, 2016

Profile on AP Prescott How many years have you been running? A little more than three years. Who inspired you? I don’t know if anyone inspired me to start running, but I can say that my motivation was strong. I was 300+ pounds and incredibly out of shape. I wanted… Continue Reading

ABC#117, for Child Protection Service

By Merlin Anderson | Mar 19, 2016

ABC Run #117 was Saturday, 3/19/16 at Robyn Walter’s home. Great event with a really nice total of $711 donated by 33 runners that attended plus 3 runners that donated early because they were unable to attend. Thanks so much to everyone!     It was a great day to… Continue Reading

ABC#116 “Super Bowl Sunday Run”

By Merlin Anderson | Feb 7, 2016

Awesome day! Great weather for the 53 participants that gathered at Children’s Home + Aid to run and to support the children in our community with donations that totaled $1,209, a Children’s Home & Aid ABC run PR! Laura Cordero, Development Assistant at Children’s Home + Aid, got the event… 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.