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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

Sep
26
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Trail Run @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Tuesday Night Trail Run @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm
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 of 4 or 7 miles are also an option. Runners of... Continue Reading
Sep
28
Thu
5:30 pm LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm
Warmer weather and longer days means it’s time to get back to the lake! Run with us at Lake Bloomington from March 16 – November 2! We run from the park near Green Gables, most starting at 5:30 pm. The 4.37 mile “Loop” course is most popular, especially this early... Continue Reading
Sep
30
Sat
8:00 am Weekend Snackpac 5k/10k/1 mile Walk @ South Elementary School
Weekend Snackpac 5k/10k/1 mile Walk @ South Elementary School
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am
Packet Pick-Up: morning of the race @ 7:00am RFID Timed by CnN Timing Illinois Valley Striders Grand Prix Series Race Pancake Breakfast included with registration fee Door Prizes: Must be present to win
9:00 am 5th Annual Trinity 5K Run/Walk S... @ 5th Annual Trinity 5K Run/Walk Shuffle
5th Annual Trinity 5K Run/Walk S... @ 5th Annual Trinity 5K Run/Walk Shuffle
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am
5th Annual Trinity 5K Run/Walk Shuffle @ 5th Annual Trinity 5K Run/Walk Shuffle | LaSalle | Illinois | United States
Fifth annual Trinity 5K race runs through the streets of scenic LaSalle, starting and finishing at Trinity Catholic Academy. Registration opens at 7am; race time begins at 9am. Race is timed, with awards to top three finishers in age groups, including overall male/female, and first male/female Trinity students. Pre-registration fee... Continue Reading
9:00 am Heart of the Eagles 5k @ George Evans Jr. High School
Heart of the Eagles 5k @ George Evans Jr. High School
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am
This is the 4th annual 5k run/walk fundraiser held at Evans Jr. High School to raise funds to support our students. This event not only raises funds to help our students, but this event connects our students with our community. Please consider joining us for a beautiful fall race!  ... Continue Reading
Oct
1
Sun
8:00 am ABC Run #132 @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
ABC Run #132 @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Benefiting Heartland Head Start Save the date – more information to come!    

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#131, for Seedling Theatre, 8-12-17

By Merlin Anderson | Aug 15, 2017

ABC Run #131 on August 12 was a success with $819 donated to Seedling Theatre thanks to the generosity of everyone involved. Thanks much to: (a) Laurel & Larry Schumacher for being awesome hosts. (b) 34 attendees (and 8 other contributors) that donated a total of $819. (c) Often Running,… Continue Reading

Profile on Ryan Leuty

By Karen Dudek | Aug 1, 2017

Profile on Ryan Leuty How many years have you been running? Started running in high school.  I have been an off-and-on “runner” for most of my life. In the last year, I’ve been training diligently for the first time ever. Who inspired you? I read Matt Fitzgerald’s How Bad Do… Continue Reading

ABC Run#130, 7-16-17, for St. Jude

By Merlin Anderson | Jul 16, 2017

ABC Run #130 was hosted by Meryl Brown on July 16. A nice total of $1,647 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the generosity of 26 attendees plus 7 runners that could not make it but donated anyway. The donations will help members of the “We… Continue Reading

Profile on Paul Bliss

By Karen Dudek | May 28, 2017

Profile on Paul Bliss How many years have you been running? I started running track and cross country in ’78 (39 years). I was in 8th grade and our PE teacher made our class run around the entire campus, maybe a mile, because a few 9th graders were misbehaving. As… Continue Reading

ABC#129/Multi-Sport Day

By Merlin Anderson | May 24, 2017

ABC#129/Multi-Sport Day on May 20 was a great success with $2,235 donated to Timber Pointe Outdoor Center! Although the weather was terrible and attendance was down to 40 compared with 108 last year, we lucked out by having some larger than usual donations and some donations from those that could… 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.