Full Calendar

Jun
27
Tue
Tuesday Night Trail Run @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Jun 27 @ 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 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. Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages. Make it an adventure to look forward to each week!

Fee: Free, donations appreciated. No registration required.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – get directions.

Jun
29
Thu
LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Jun 29 @ 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 in the season. But the “Dog Days” 5K is popular too, or even the 2 mile route to Carver’s Corner and back. Whatever suits your current training plan. All paces are welcome, including walkers.

Don’t miss the once a month Thirsty Thursday when we’ll provide free draft beer at Green Gables after the run. And, for one lucky runner, a fabulous door prize.

Thirsty Thursdays

  • March 16
  • April 6 – The new race directors of the Lake Run, Julie Whittenburg and Caitlin Harrison, will be present to accept votes and suggestions for the beers that will be served after the Lake Run! 
Jul
1
Sat
2017 Village of Downs 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Free Kids Run @ 2017 Village of Downs 5K Freedom Run, 1 Mile Walk & Free Kids Run
Jul 1 @ 7:30 am

The 7th annual Village of Downs Freedom Run offers a 5k race, timed by the Lake Run Club and a non-timed 1 mile walk, as well as a non-timed Free Kid’s Fun Run for children 10 and under.
Registration for the race is available online now through Fri, June 30, 2017 at Noon. The online registration fee is a $20.00 donation to the Village of Downs and a $2.09 Eventbrite fee. Paper forms are available to pre-register with a $20.00 donation. E-mail Kim Jensen at kimbaj27@yahoo.com for a paper form. Checks (payable to Village of Downs) or cash can be used to register the day of the race ($25.00 donation) from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. at Tri-Valley Middle School. No refunds will be given. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit Village of Downs 4th of July celebration.

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2017 Village of Downs Freedom Run Registration Form

5K Freedom Fun Run Walk @ Lake Lou Yaeger: Picnic Area 3
Jul 1 @ 7:30 am

Celebrate Independence Day weekend with this patriotic 5K. This race winds through the grounds of Lake Lou Yaeger.

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4th of July Jamboree 5K Fun Run @ LeRoy Elementary School
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am
Jul
4
Tue
Firecracker 5K @ Firecracker 5K
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am

The Firecracker 5K Run/Walk will begin at 7:30am on the square in downtown Clinton (this is not a timed race). Participants are encouraged to dress in their best Red, White and Blue attire. After the race, the Celebrate Clinton Association will be offering a free breakfast, so be sure to stick around!

Park to Park @ Miller Park Zoo
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am

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.

Packet Pickup and In-Person Registration:
July 3rd: 4-7pm @ Often Running
July 4th: 6-7am @ Miller Park Pavilion

Shuttle Service:
Shuttle service is available between the Corn Crib and Miller Park. Prior to the race, buses will leave the Corn Crib beginning at 5:45 and ending at 6:15. After the race concludes, buses will leave the Corn Crib up through the Awards Ceremony.

 

 

 

Tuesday Night Trail Run @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Jul 4 @ 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 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. Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages. Make it an adventure to look forward to each week!

Fee: Free, donations appreciated. No registration required.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – get directions.

Jul
6
Thu
LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Jul 6 @ 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 in the season. But the “Dog Days” 5K is popular too, or even the 2 mile route to Carver’s Corner and back. Whatever suits your current training plan. All paces are welcome, including walkers.

Don’t miss the once a month Thirsty Thursday when we’ll provide free draft beer at Green Gables after the run. And, for one lucky runner, a fabulous door prize.

Thirsty Thursdays

  • March 16
  • April 6 – The new race directors of the Lake Run, Julie Whittenburg and Caitlin Harrison, will be present to accept votes and suggestions for the beers that will be served after the Lake Run! 
Jul
7
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Jul 7 @ 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:

  • June 2 – IWU Track
  • June 9 – IWU Track
  • June 16 – Parkside Junior High School
  • June 23 – IWU Track
  • **No run June 30 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • July 7 – IWU Track
  • July 14 – Parkside Junior High School
  • July 21 – Parkside Junior High School
  • July 28 – IWU Track
  • August 4 – IWU Track
  • August 11 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track