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Members enjoying the Constitution Trail

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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

Oct
1
Sat
8:00 am Captain Ryan A. Beaupre Memorial 5k @ Captain Ryan A. Beaupre Memorial 5k
Captain Ryan A. Beaupre Memorial 5k @ Captain Ryan A. Beaupre Memorial 5k
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am
5k around IWU during homecoming!
8:00 am Weekend Snackpac 5K,10K,1 Mile Walk @ Weekend Snackpac 5K,10K,1 Mile Walk
Weekend Snackpac 5K,10K,1 Mile Walk @ Weekend Snackpac 5K,10K,1 Mile Walk
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am
Weekend Snackpac 5K,10K,1 Mile Walk @ Weekend Snackpac 5K,10K,1 Mile Walk | Chillicothe | Illinois | United States
IVS Grand Prix Series Race RFID Timed: CnN Timing Pancake Breakfast included with registration Door Prizes
9:00 am Run the Woods 5K & 8K @ Run the Woods 5K & 8K
Run the Woods 5K & 8K @ Run the Woods 5K & 8K
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am
More info to come Cost $25 through 8/31. Then increase to $30 Enjoy running the trails of the Easter Seals camp at Lake Bloomington. Registration fee includes pancake breakfast for race participants. Breakfast tickets are also available for friends & family. Run the Woods 2016 Registration Form – Non Mailer (1)... Continue Reading
Oct
2
Sun
8:00 am KRYPT KICKER 5K RUN/WALK @ Old Courthouse Museum
KRYPT KICKER 5K RUN/WALK @ Old Courthouse Museum
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am
Timed Event placing winners in each age group as follows 6-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 +. This is a run/walk event to raise money for the ICHS to maintain the Old Courthouse Museum. This is a rain or shin event. The race coincides with our Harvest Daze Fall... Continue Reading
Oct
4
Tue
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Oct 4 @ 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)
Oct 4 @ 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.

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.