What's Your Wave? Training Begins February 2018

Register for all Five Lake Run Club sponsored events at one time, in one transaction, at a discount!

Limited Time Offer - High Five registration will close March 1st.

Price: $110 LRC members, $120 for non-members
($15 additional charge if Lake Run Half Marathon is selected)

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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

12:30 pm Look’n For Spring ASE @ Kelly's On 66
Look’n For Spring ASE @ Kelly's On 66
Feb 18 @ 12:30 pm
Look'n For Spring ASE @ Kelly's On 66 | Lexington | Illinois | United States
Look’n For Spring ASE (Another Stupid Event) This year we’re look’n – and running in Lexington. Save the date – February 18! We will meet at 12:30 pm at Kelly’s On 66 (new venue!) and pound out a few miles, or more if you want, running through town. We have a... Continue Reading
10:00 am Zoo Stampede @ Miller Park Zoo
Zoo Stampede @ Miller Park Zoo
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am
It is time to lace up your running shoes for the wildest race in town! The 21st annual Zoo Stampede will take place Saturday, March 3, in Miller Park.  NEW: Chip timed by “It’s Race Time” All participants will be running/walking part of the route through the Zoo.  Unique trophy’s (made in part by the... Continue Reading
7:00 pm LRC Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal
LRC Board Meeting @ Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Lake Run Club Board Meetings are open to all LRC members. Lake Run Club 2018 Board Meeting Dates February 6 March 6 April 3 May 1 (tentative) June 5 August 7 October 2 December 4
5:30 pm Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove | McLean | Illinois | United States
  Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. March 13th through October 30th, 2018 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,... Continue Reading
1:00 pm St. Patrick’s Day 5K @ Bloomington VFW
St. Patrick’s Day 5K @ Bloomington VFW
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm
Get ready for a PR! This 5k course is about as flat as you can get. The race starts and finishes on Lincoln Avenue and is basically an out and back course. The post race takes place at the VFW Hall Post 454 in Bloomington with pork chop sandwiches, other... 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. Sign up today for a low membership fee of $20 or register your entire family for only $25.

ABC Run #135, 2-4-2018

By Merlin Anderson | Feb 6, 2018

After two years of great weather, we experienced slippery, cold, and windy conditions. In spite of the weather, 30 hardy souls gathered at Children’s Home + Aid to run and generously support the children in our community with donations that totaled $740. Children’s Home + Aid will benefit even more… Continue Reading

ABC Run #134, January 13, 2018

By Merlin Anderson | Jan 14, 2018

The cold (8 degrees) and wind (double digit) did not deter us from starting the 14th year of ABC runs in style. A total of $825 was donated to Sugar Grove Nature Center by 33 participants, plus one check from someone who could not attend. At 9:00 we gathered together… Continue Reading

International Tandem Triskaidekaphobia Challenge

By Merlin Anderson | Dec 27, 2017

This was the 13th annual beer bet with Bob Brandt so we went with a triskaidekaphobia (“fear of the number 13”) theme. I suggested doing a ride with riders from 13 countries but Bob doubled it to 26. A rider could represent a country if (a) born in that country,… Continue Reading

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


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.