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Members enjoying the Constitution Trail

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

Aug
30
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Aug 30 @ 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
Sep
3
Sat
7:30 am River Run @ River Run
River Run @ River Run
Sep 3 @ 7:30 am
River Run @ River Run | Rockford | Illinois | United States
Flat and fast 5k and 1/2 marathon along Rockford’s riverfront. 2k wheelathon for RAMP and FREE kids fun run
8:00 am Cross Country 5K at The Chrisman... @ Cross Country 5K at The Chrisman Cow Chip Classic Invitational
Cross Country 5K at The Chrisman... @ Cross Country 5K at The Chrisman Cow Chip Classic Invitational
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am
Cross Country 5K at The Chrisman Cow Chip Classic Invitational @ Cross Country 5K at The Chrisman Cow Chip Classic Invitational | Chrisman | Illinois | United States
About This Activity The Chrisman Cow Chip Classic Cross Country Meet has been in existence for over 30 years! Chrisman’s home cross country course is behind the school and in part of a cow pasture – hence the fun name for the annual meet. We do our best to pick... Continue Reading
Sep
5
Mon
8:00 am 41st Annual Delavan Fall Festiva... @ Delavan Fall Festival 41st Annual 5k/10k Road Race
41st Annual Delavan Fall Festiva... @ Delavan Fall Festival 41st Annual 5k/10k Road Race
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am
This 10k course is a 6.2 rolling out and back guaranteed to provide a challenge. Split times will be available at the turnaround and water stations throughout. The 5k course is on the 10k course and will turn around at approximately the 1.5 mile mark. Download Race Application  
Sep
6
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep
10
Sat
8:30 am Big Steps 1 Mile, 5K/10K Fun Run... @ Big Steps 1 Mile, 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk
Big Steps 1 Mile, 5K/10K Fun Run... @ Big Steps 1 Mile, 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am
Big Steps 1 Mile, 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk @ Big Steps 1 Mile, 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk | Galesburg | Illinois | United States
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Knox County YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign. At the Y, memberhsip and participation is open to all, with no one turned away due to their inability to pay. Help us strenghten our community with the fun fitness event! Free breakfast and awards ceremony... 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.

ABC Run#121, for Seedling Theatre

By Merlin Anderson | Aug 18, 2016

ABC Run #121 on August 13 was a great success. An amazing $1,035 was donated to Seedling Theatre thanks to the generosity of everyone involved. Thanks much to: (a) Laurel & Larry Schumacher for being awesome hosts. (b) 51 attendees (and 5 other contributors) that donated a total of $1,035…. Continue Reading

Profile on Mike Eckhoff

By Karen Dudek | Aug 16, 2016

Profile on Mike Eckhoff How many years have you been running?  I started regularly running at some point in the winter of 2011/2012.  Somewhat on a whim, I decided that I’d try to run a half marathon (Illinois), so I started training around that time frame.  I had run some… Continue Reading

ABC#120, for St. Jude on 7-17-16

By Merlin Anderson | Jul 17, 2016

ABC Run/Walk #120 was hosted by Meryl & Mike Brown on July 17. An awesome $2,000 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the generosity of 29 attendees plus 14 runners that could not make it but donated anyway.  The donations will help members of the “We… Continue Reading

Profile on Jennifer Williams

By Karen Dudek | Jul 14, 2016

Profile on Jennifer Williams How many years have you been running? I’ve been running, off and on, for about 5 years. I’ve been running more consistently for a little over two years. Who inspired you? Well, I have to give the credit to my husband, Andy Williams. When you live… Continue Reading

Profile on Donna Griffin

By Karen Dudek | Jun 27, 2016

Profile on Donna Griffin How many years have you been running?   Officially since 2010!  I was a power walker/treadmill jogger since 1995. Who inspired you? My first Catch the Wave mentors!  Dawn Dieckgrafe, Cheryl Dwyer, and Pam Walden!!! Why did you join the Lake Run Club? My first experience… 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.