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Jul
2
Sat
Village of Downs 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Free Kids Fun Run @ Tri-Valley Middle School
Jul 2 @ 7:30 am

The Village of Downs, IL is hosting the 5th annual Freedom Run to raise funds for the 4th of July not for profit celebration.

  • The 5K is timed by the Lake Run Club.
  • The run will start at Tri-Valley Middle School and end on the Tri-Valley High School track.
  • The untimed 1 mile walk will be incorporated into the 5K route.
  • Free Kids Fun Run (10 & under) immediately following 5K on the track.
  • T-shirt to those whose paper registration is postmarked by June 22 or whose online registration is received by June 22.
LeRoy Chamber of Commerce 4th of July 5K Jamboree @ LeRoy Elementary School
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am
  • Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.
  • Prizes for overall adult male and female and children 10 and under boy and girl will be awarded for the 5K.

Register Online or Download PDF Registration Form

Jul
4
Mon
Park 2 Park @ Miller Park Zoo
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am

Location: Bloomington

This inter-city race starts on Wood Street near Miller Park in Bloomington, east on Wood Street, then north on Main Street, through downtown Bloomington, turns west on Gregory, then north on the Constitution Trail to The Corn Crib in Normal. View Park to Park Course Map.

The race originated in 1985 as the Intercity 10K. After two years the race was changed to a 5 mile run. For years, the 5 mile run was a little longer than 5 miles. In 1993, the Lake Run club began organizing the event and made the 5 mile course accurate.

T-Shirt and Bib Pick Up:
  • July 3 at Often Running: 12-4 pm
  • July 4 at Miller Park: 6-7 am

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Jul
5
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm

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 of 4 or 7 miles are also an option.  Runners of various paces attend and distances can be modified.  Don’t miss the post run party in the corn crib!  Refuel and refresh while socializing with others.  Last year was our first trail run series and it was a big hit!  Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages.  Make it an adventure to look forward to each week.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Jul
8
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm

Children ages 1-12 are invited to run on Friday evenings during the summer at Illinois Wesleyan University’s track or Parkside Elementary’s cross-country course. This family program is non-competitive and intended to help teach kids that exercising and running can be fun. Children will be grouped according to age with the younger ones running first (parents may run with young kids). Check in starts at 5:30 pm and the first run begins at 6:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $10 – unlimited weekly attendance and T-shirt
  • $5 – unlimited weekly attendance (no T-shirt)
  • $1 – weekly drop-in (no T-shirt)

Location Schedule:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – TBD
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8 – TBD
  • Friday July 15 – TBD
  • Friday July 22 – TBD
  • Friday July 29 – TBD
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Jul
9
Sat
Run For The Health of It @ Pearce Community Center
Jul 9 @ 7:00 am

Pearce Community Center is hosting its 23rd Annual Run for the Health of It 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk on Saturday, July 9th.

The 5K course has been certified by USA Track and Field. It will take participants through the paved, flat streets of Chillicothe. Water will be provided throughout the course.

The race begins at 7:00AM with registration and check in available from 6:00-6:30AM. The 5K race course and 2 mile walk will begin and end at Pearce Community Center. Refreshments, snacks, and the awards ceremony will take place in the banquet room immediately after the race.

Register by June 26 for only $15. Order a race shirt for only $15 as well. After June 26, fee is $25 and shirts are not available. The entry fee to walk is $10.

Packet pickup will be available Thursday, July 7 from noon to 5:00PM, and again on Friday, July 8 from noon to 8:00PM for everyone who has registered before July 6.

Entry forms are available online at www.signmeup.com, at Pearce Community Center, and online at www.pearcecc.com.

For more information, contact Pearce Community Center at (309) 274-4209 or at www.pearcecc.com

Download PDF Race Application

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Nancy Jo Olds-Bohm 5K, 1 Mile Memorial Walk & Kid’s Fun Run @ Nancy Jo Olds-Bohm 5K, 1 Mile Memorial Walk & Kid's Fun Run
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am

Certified 5K miles, Splits at miles 1 and 2
Electronically timed
Finish time available at conclusion of race
Flat, fast course with a few gentle hills and looped through city streets, water stops at miles 1 & 2

EntryForm 2016

 

Jul
12
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm

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 of 4 or 7 miles are also an option.  Runners of various paces attend and distances can be modified.  Don’t miss the post run party in the corn crib!  Refuel and refresh while socializing with others.  Last year was our first trail run series and it was a big hit!  Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages.  Make it an adventure to look forward to each week.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Jul
15
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm

Children ages 1-12 are invited to run on Friday evenings during the summer at Illinois Wesleyan University’s track or Parkside Elementary’s cross-country course. This family program is non-competitive and intended to help teach kids that exercising and running can be fun. Children will be grouped according to age with the younger ones running first (parents may run with young kids). Check in starts at 5:30 pm and the first run begins at 6:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $10 – unlimited weekly attendance and T-shirt
  • $5 – unlimited weekly attendance (no T-shirt)
  • $1 – weekly drop-in (no T-shirt)

Location Schedule:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – TBD
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8 – TBD
  • Friday July 15 – TBD
  • Friday July 22 – TBD
  • Friday July 29 – TBD
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Jul
16
Sat
Dog Days @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Course:

  • A portion of Lake Bloomington’s Inner-Loop with a start and finish next to Green Gables
  • Splits given at miles 1 and 2
  • 2 Water Stops
  • Asphalt Roads-Use Caution

Entry Fees:

  • $18.00 if postmarked before July 15
  • $25.00 after July 15
  • $15.00 if you do not want a shirt
  • NO DISCOUNTS after July 15 and NO RACE DAY DISCOUNTS
  • $2 discount to LRC members and Starved Rock Runners
  • Doggone nice technical shirts to the first 150 that are pre-registered
  • NO REFUNDS AND NO TRANSFERS

Packet pick-up is Friday, July 15 at Often Running from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm.

Download PDF Race App

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Jul
17
Sun
ABC Run/Walk #120 @ Meryl Brown's House
Jul 17 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Adventure Benefiting Children #120 (and pool party), to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be Sunday, July 17, 7:30 a.m. (doors open at 7:00).

ABC runs are free but donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Cash or checks (make checks payable to St. Jude).

Meryl Brown will host this event at 17 Long Cove Ct., Bloomington.

Bring your swimsuit — pool party!

Suggested route is 5 miles. Water/Gatorade will be on the trail near Vernon crossing, 2.5 miles from Meryl’s house.

After the run, feast on fantastic food & drink. Meg’s coffee cake, & much more. Bring something to share if you wish.

Jul
19
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm

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 of 4 or 7 miles are also an option.  Runners of various paces attend and distances can be modified.  Don’t miss the post run party in the corn crib!  Refuel and refresh while socializing with others.  Last year was our first trail run series and it was a big hit!  Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages.  Make it an adventure to look forward to each week.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Jul
22
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm

Children ages 1-12 are invited to run on Friday evenings during the summer at Illinois Wesleyan University’s track or Parkside Elementary’s cross-country course. This family program is non-competitive and intended to help teach kids that exercising and running can be fun. Children will be grouped according to age with the younger ones running first (parents may run with young kids). Check in starts at 5:30 pm and the first run begins at 6:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $10 – unlimited weekly attendance and T-shirt
  • $5 – unlimited weekly attendance (no T-shirt)
  • $1 – weekly drop-in (no T-shirt)

Location Schedule:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – TBD
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8 – TBD
  • Friday July 15 – TBD
  • Friday July 22 – TBD
  • Friday July 29 – TBD
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Jul
23
Sat
MCIA 5K Run @ Tipton Trails - GE Shelter
Jul 23 @ 7:00 am

5K Run/Walk – A fundraiser for United Way of McLean County and Spandana’s New Life Society

It is a fun event for runners and walkers of all ages.

Download Race Flyer

Hudson Lion’s Prowl 5k @ Hudson Lion's Prowl 5k
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am

Saturday July 23 8:00 AM at Veterans Park in downtown Hudson on Front Street just North of Illini Bank
Pre-registration is to be mailed before July 9. Pre-registration before July 9 guarantees a T-shirt for runners and walkers and also a medallion for the walkers.

Late Registration will be on July 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 at Veterans Park. The 5K run starts at 8:00 AM.
Water is available along the race route. Water and snacks are available after the race. A great course for a PR.

5K Run Fee: $25
The registration will be $25 per person. There will be a family rate of $50 (3 shirts included). Additional shirts for the family may be purchased for $10 each. A separate form is required for each entrant.
Awards categories for top 5K finishers: Male & Female age group winners (14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+). The overall Male &Female will also receive trophies.

5K Run Entry Form 2016

Jul
26
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm

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 of 4 or 7 miles are also an option.  Runners of various paces attend and distances can be modified.  Don’t miss the post run party in the corn crib!  Refuel and refresh while socializing with others.  Last year was our first trail run series and it was a big hit!  Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages.  Make it an adventure to look forward to each week.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Jul
29
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm

Children ages 1-12 are invited to run on Friday evenings during the summer at Illinois Wesleyan University’s track or Parkside Elementary’s cross-country course. This family program is non-competitive and intended to help teach kids that exercising and running can be fun. Children will be grouped according to age with the younger ones running first (parents may run with young kids). Check in starts at 5:30 pm and the first run begins at 6:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $10 – unlimited weekly attendance and T-shirt
  • $5 – unlimited weekly attendance (no T-shirt)
  • $1 – weekly drop-in (no T-shirt)

Location Schedule:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – TBD
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8 – TBD
  • Friday July 15 – TBD
  • Friday July 22 – TBD
  • Friday July 29 – TBD
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Aug
2
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm

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 of 4 or 7 miles are also an option.  Runners of various paces attend and distances can be modified.  Don’t miss the post run party in the corn crib!  Refuel and refresh while socializing with others.  Last year was our first trail run series and it was a big hit!  Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages.  Make it an adventure to look forward to each week.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

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
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm

Children ages 1-12 are invited to run on Friday evenings during the summer at Illinois Wesleyan University’s track or Parkside Elementary’s cross-country course. This family program is non-competitive and intended to help teach kids that exercising and running can be fun. Children will be grouped according to age with the younger ones running first (parents may run with young kids). Check in starts at 5:30 pm and the first run begins at 6:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $10 – unlimited weekly attendance and T-shirt
  • $5 – unlimited weekly attendance (no T-shirt)
  • $1 – weekly drop-in (no T-shirt)

Location Schedule:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – TBD
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8 – TBD
  • Friday July 15 – TBD
  • Friday July 22 – TBD
  • Friday July 29 – TBD
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Aug
6
Sat
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 Evergreen Sprint Triathlon course.

Early Registration & Packet Pick Up:

  • Friday, August 5th
  • 5 – 7 pm
  • Often Running

Day of Registration & Packet Pick Up:

  • Saturday, August 6th
  • 7 -7:45 am
  • Tent near parking lot at Comlara Park

Entry Fees:

  • NO REFUNDS AND NO TRANSFERS
  • $20 for 5K if postmarked by Saturday, July 30th
  • $25 for 5K on Race Day or if postmarked after July 30th
  • $2 DISCOUNT for Lake Run Club members on 5K race
  • $3 for ¼ mile Fun Run
  • NO DISCOUNT ON DAY OF RACE ENTRY FEE

Entrants registered prior to Saturday, July 30th are guaranteed a custom designed performance tech tee.

Download PDF Race App

 

Glow Crazy 5K , Fun Run, and After Party @ Glow Crazy 5K , Fun Run, and After Party
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

Fun Run (ages 0-12) starts at 7:30. 5K begins at 8. After party begins at 9. This is a glow in the dark event, so wear your best glowing running gear. Flashlights/headlamps are encouraged. No strollers please. Call 217-446-6601 for more details.

$25 until July 15th (includes tshirt), $35 after July 15th (no shirt) Fun Run: $10 (no shirt)

Aug
9
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm

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 of 4 or 7 miles are also an option.  Runners of various paces attend and distances can be modified.  Don’t miss the post run party in the corn crib!  Refuel and refresh while socializing with others.  Last year was our first trail run series and it was a big hit!  Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages.  Make it an adventure to look forward to each week.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Aug
11
Thu
Elvis is Alive in Downstate Illinois @ Green Gables - Lake Bloomington
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm

“Fun” Run to Celebrate Elvis!

  • 4.37 mile or less course (run what you feel like)
  • Costumes of Elvis and Priscilla encouraged
  • May be some “fabulous” prizes
  • You pay for whatever you want to eat and drink at Green Gables

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Aug
12
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm

Children ages 1-12 are invited to run on Friday evenings during the summer at Illinois Wesleyan University’s track or Parkside Elementary’s cross-country course. This family program is non-competitive and intended to help teach kids that exercising and running can be fun. Children will be grouped according to age with the younger ones running first (parents may run with young kids). Check in starts at 5:30 pm and the first run begins at 6:00 pm

Pricing:

  • $10 – unlimited weekly attendance and T-shirt
  • $5 – unlimited weekly attendance (no T-shirt)
  • $1 – weekly drop-in (no T-shirt)

Location Schedule:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – TBD
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8 – TBD
  • Friday July 15 – TBD
  • Friday July 22 – TBD
  • Friday July 29 – TBD
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form