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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

Jul
26
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul
29
Fri
5:30 pm Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm
Kids Run for Fun – July 22 – CANCELLED Due the excessive heat watch scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, we are CANCELLING Fun Run for Friday, July 22. Safety of our participants and volunteers is our top priority and it’s too big of a risk for this Friday. We will see you... Continue Reading
Aug
2
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 2 @ 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
7:00 pm LRC Board Meeting @ Uptown Station, Ron Hill Room (3rd Floor)
LRC Board Meeting @ Uptown Station, Ron Hill Room (3rd Floor)
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm
Lake Run Club Board Meetings are open to all LRC members. Lake Run Club 2016 Board Meeting Dates February 2 March 1 April 5 May 3 June 7 August 2 October 4 November 1 December 6* The December meeting is usually held at a different location.
Aug
5
Fri
5:30 pm Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm
Kids Run for Fun – July 22 – CANCELLED Due the excessive heat watch scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, we are CANCELLING Fun Run for Friday, July 22. Safety of our participants and volunteers is our top priority and it’s too big of a risk for this Friday. We will see you... Continue Reading
Aug
6
Sat
8:00 am Evergreen Lake 5K @ Evergreen Lake, Comlara Park
Evergreen Lake 5K @ Evergreen Lake, Comlara Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am
2016 EVERGREEN LAKE 5K & ¼ MILE FUN RUN Benefiting McLean County Park & Recreation Accurate 5K (3.1 miles) course on paved roads adjacent to beautiful Lake Evergreen at Comlara Park near Hudson, Illinois. Race will start near the swim area/boat dock. Course will follow the run portion of 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.

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

ABC#119/Multi-Sport Day, 5-21-16

By Merlin Anderson | May 25, 2016

Overwhelmed is the word for the day: 106 participants; 20 others donated for shirts even though they could not be there; $3,080 grand total donated to Easter Seals Timber Pointe Outdoor Center! This makes ABC#119/Multi-Sport Day at Timber Pointe on May 21 a huge success! Thanks so much to everyone… Continue Reading

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

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.