2017 Lake Run

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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

6:00 pm Winter Equinox ASE @ TBD
Winter Equinox ASE @ TBD
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm
Save the date! More details to come.
12:00 pm The Saturday Before Christmas Run @ Green Gables - Lake Bloomington
The Saturday Before Christmas Run @ Green Gables - Lake Bloomington
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm
The Saturday Before Christmas Run @ Green Gables - Lake Bloomington | Hudson | Illinois | United States
Save the date! More details to come.
1:00 pm YouthHope’s Resolution Run 5K @ YouthHope's Resolution Run 5K
YouthHope’s Resolution Run 5K @ YouthHope's Resolution Run 5K
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm
YouthHope's Resolution Run 5K @ YouthHope's Resolution Run 5K | Moline | Illinois | United States
Join us for YouthHope’s 2018 Resolution Run 5K to start your New Year on the right foot! Commit to a healthy year with this fun event supporting low-income and at-risk kids in the Quad Cities. Enjoy a beautiful outdoor course through Moline, Illinois. Then come warm up for the indoor... Continue Reading
1:00 pm 30th Annual Chilly Chili Run @ Green Gables - Lake Bloomington
30th Annual Chilly Chili Run @ Green Gables - Lake Bloomington
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm
30th year for this unique, low key, fun run 4.5 miles on the scenic inner loop at Lake Bloomington Unique and weird “water” stop Awards for top 3 women and top 3 men finishers Awards for the best dressed man and women and least dressed man and women Awards are... 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.

Profile on Julie Sibley

By Karen Dudek | Nov 19, 2017

Profile on Julie Sibley How many years have you been running? Technically I started running in 1993 when I was a junior in high school.  I joined the cross country team because I wanted to try to be “sporty” and they didn’t cut anyone from the team.  I couldn’t run… Continue Reading

ABC#133, 11-11-17, for Adopt-A-Family

By Merlin Anderson | Nov 13, 2017

Great day! Thanks so much to the 41 participants who joined us at Pat & Stacy Sheridan’s home on November 11 to support the Adopt-A-Family program with donations totaling $810. This will provide a great Christmas for our assigned family. Those that submit their donations to their corporate matching gift… Continue Reading

ABC#132, 10-1-17, for Heartland Head Start

By Merlin Anderson | Oct 5, 2017

Great event at Sugar Grove Nature Center on October 1: 68 participants donated an awesome total of $1,020 to Heartland Head Start which will be used for playground equipment! Thanks so much to everyone who attended, and to those who sent donations, for all your support. Thanks much to Angela… Continue Reading

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


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.