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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

Nov
17
Sat
12:00 pm Furrow Euro @ Furrow Euro
Furrow Euro @ Furrow Euro
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm
A three-mile cross country race with some small hills, some creek crossings, and a lot of delicious hot soup afterwards. Free (dry) wool socks with entry. 2018 furrow euro entry form
Nov
22
Thu
8:30 am Long Grove Turkey Trot 5K and 8K
Long Grove Turkey Trot 5K and 8K
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am
Long Grove Turkey Trot 5K and 8K @ Long Grove | Illinois | United States
Event Charity: Northern Illinois Food Bank
Nov
24
Sat
8:30 am Grant Park Turkey Trot 5K & 10K @ Arvey Field at Grant Park
Grant Park Turkey Trot 5K & 10K @ Arvey Field at Grant Park
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am
Grant Park Turkey Trot 5K & 10K @ Arvey Field at Grant Park | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Event charity: Playworks
8:30 am Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Mara... @ Busse Woods Forest Preserve
Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Mara... @ Busse Woods Forest Preserve
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am
Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon & 5K @ Busse Woods Forest Preserve | Elk Grove Village | Illinois | United States
Event charity: Misericordia Start area parking: Busse Lake Boating Center Elk Grove Village, IL Finish area parking: 3800 Golf Rd Rolling Meadows, IL -NO packet pickup at this location -5 minute shuttle to start line
10:00 am Santas On The Run III 5K @ John F. Kennedy Grade School
Santas On The Run III 5K @ John F. Kennedy Grade School
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am
Santas On The Run III 5K @ John F. Kennedy Grade School | Spring Valley | Illinois | United States
Santas On The Run will benefit the Hall Township Food Pantry. You can run this 5K for time, or you can do it partake in the Holiday spirit. Preregistration includes your choice of a: Long Sleeve T-Shirt, a sweatshirt or hoodie. All participants are encouraged to wear their hat and... Continue Reading
Dec
4
Tue
7:00 pm LRC Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal
LRC Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal
Dec 4 @ 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#141, for Heartland Head Start

By Merlin Anderson | Oct 8, 2018

The weather forecast was ominous but 39 participants had a great time and Heartland Head Start received donations totaling $590, including two donations from runners that could not attend. Thanks everyone! ABC#141 was a true adventure. We wondered if many would join us, considering the odds of bad weather. Then… Continue Reading

ABC#140, for Seedling Theatre

By Merlin Anderson | Sep 7, 2018

ABC Run #140 on September 2 was a success with $915 donated to Seedling Theatre thanks to the generosity of everyone involved. Thanks much to: (a) Laurel & Larry Schumacher for being awesome hosts at their new home in Normal. (b) 42 attendees (and three other contributors) that donated a… Continue Reading

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

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.