Calendar

Mar
1
Sun
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 1 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Mar
3
Tue
ABC Run/Walk #106, for Austin & Mason Spencer
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Let’s combine the last Anderson Tuesday night run of the season (March 3, Lasagna night!) with an Adventure Benefiting Children run for a great cause — helping the Spencer family from Downs who have two boys (Austin and Mason) who have had to have bone marrow transplants. One is back in school but the other is very sick and has not left the Cincinnati children’s hospital since August 1st. They are working with COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association) to raise money to help with expenses see http://cotaforteamspencer.com/

As with all ABC runs, this event is free. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to: Children’s Organ Transplant Association (or COTA) and write “Austin & Mason Spencer” on your memo line.

Doors open at 5:00, a 4-mile run/walk starts at 5:30 with meal to follow. If not running or walking, join us for the meal. The menu will include Meg’s famous lasagna, bread, salad and more! Bring something to share if you wish.

Catch the Wave
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm

Catch the Wave is a program geared toward getting you up and moving. It is a 10-week training program, beginning in February, designed to help beginning runners learn the basics of running and better fitness. If you’re a new runner, a casual recreational runner or just a want-to-get-back-in-to-it runner, Catch the Wave is for you.

The short-term goal of the program is to help participants prepare for the Lake Run 4.37 mile race at Lake Bloomington held on the first Saturday in May.

The long-term goal of the program is to help participants develop a better understanding of the sport of running and get on the road to a life of better fitness and health.

The ultimate goal is for you to get fit, make some friends and have FUN!

Get more details!

LRC Board Meeting
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm

Lake Run Club Board Meetings are open to all LRC members.

Mar
4
Wed
Ride the Wave
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm

Ride the Wave is a fun, supportive 11 week program from mid-February through April, preparing participants for the Lake Run 7K or 12K, always held the first Saturday in May. Runners must be able to run 3 miles without stopping in order to enjoy the weekly workouts that will help you run longer and/or faster.

Get more details!

Mar
7
Sat
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 7 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Blarney Blitz 5K
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am

Location: Peoria

Participants will receive:

  • 2015 Blarney Blitz Ceramic or Stoneware Beer Stein
  • Your first two drinks and post-race food at Kellehers! Domestic Draft Beer and Soda (Available beers determined by Kellehers)
  • $5 RC Cash
  • Win 1 of 5 Golden Tickets! That’s right, check your beer stein and win 1 of 5 $50 Gift Certificates to Running Central!

AWARDS: Overall Male & Female and Top 3 in the following age groups for men and women: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ (Awards based on Gun Time)

DASH4CASH: The Dash4Cash features 2 events in conjunction with the Blarney Blitz. Men’s and Women’s ~75 meter sprint – This race will be open to any paid race participant and take place 10 minutes before the start of the main event. The winner of each race will be given $50 CASH! “First to the Flag” cash incentive – There will be a visible marker placed somewhere in the first half of the race. The first male and female to this point will receive $50 CASH! If that individual is also the men’s or women’s overall winner, they will receive an additional $100 CASH bonus!

No refunds. No bib transfers. No event transfers.

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Miller Park Zoo Stampede
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am

Location: Bloomington

This is the first race of the year on the Lake Run Club (LRC) Circuit. The 5K winds through Miller Park and the adjoining neighborhood, and is accurately measured and electronically timed by the LRC.  It is mostly flat with a few rolling hills.  5K/3K participants who register by March 1 will receive a long sleeve race t-shirt.  All participants are invited to stop back at the Zoo to visit the animals!

FEE (non-refundable):

  • $25: 5K/3K Entry Fee through March 1 (includes a race shirt)
  • $35: 5K/3K Entry Fee beginning March 2 (race shirt as supplies last)
  • $5: Fun Run Entry Fee
  • -$2: LRC or MPZS member discount

AWARDS:

  • 5K, overall male/female
  • All Fun Run participants receive a medal

GOING THE EXTRA MILE:
Raise additional money and enjoy the exclusive experience of preparing treats for an animal in the Zookeeper’s kitchen.

  • $100 Cockatoo
  • $200 Galapagos Tortoise
  • $300 Red Panda

Please turn in collected money during check-in/packet pick up. It is necessary to put the following information in an envelope with the money collected: amount collected, name, phone and email address.  Thank you for Going the Extra Mile!

CHECK-IN, PACKET PICK UP & SAME DAY REGISTRATION:

  • 4:00-6:00 pm March 6: Pre-Packet pick up at Miller Park Pavilion or
  • 8:00-9:15 am March 7, at the Miller Park Pavilion. No registration after 9:15am.

For additional information contact Susie at (309) 434-2243 or susie.mpzs@yahoo.com

All proceeds from this race benefit Miller Park Zoological Society, the non-profit support organization for Miller Park Zoo.

 

Mar
8
Sun
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 8 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Mar
10
Tue
Catch the Wave
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm

Catch the Wave is a program geared toward getting you up and moving. It is a 10-week training program, beginning in February, designed to help beginning runners learn the basics of running and better fitness. If you’re a new runner, a casual recreational runner or just a want-to-get-back-in-to-it runner, Catch the Wave is for you.

The short-term goal of the program is to help participants prepare for the Lake Run 4.37 mile race at Lake Bloomington held on the first Saturday in May.

The long-term goal of the program is to help participants develop a better understanding of the sport of running and get on the road to a life of better fitness and health.

The ultimate goal is for you to get fit, make some friends and have FUN!

Get more details!

Mar
11
Wed
Ride the Wave
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm

Ride the Wave is a fun, supportive 11 week program from mid-February through April, preparing participants for the Lake Run 7K or 12K, always held the first Saturday in May. Runners must be able to run 3 miles without stopping in order to enjoy the weekly workouts that will help you run longer and/or faster.

Get more details!

Mar
13
Fri
Spring Marathon Training Program Informational Meeting
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We will have 4 informational meetings following the kick-off meeting. All meetings will run from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

  • January 30: Stretching and Recovery – Before and After the Workout
  • February 13: Hydration and Nutrition for Runners
  • February 27: Strength Training for Runners – Low Cost with Big Results
  • March 13: Tips & Strategies from a panel of experts

Bloomington Police Department
2nd Floor, OsBorn Meeting Room
305 S. East Street, Bloomington

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

 

Mar
14
Sat
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 14 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Mar
15
Sun
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 15 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm

Location: Bloomington VFW

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 food and live music. The race course was near the Schooners Eatery for many years, but was moved to its current location in 1994.

PDF Race Application

 

Mar
17
Tue
Catch the Wave
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm

Catch the Wave is a program geared toward getting you up and moving. It is a 10-week training program, beginning in February, designed to help beginning runners learn the basics of running and better fitness. If you’re a new runner, a casual recreational runner or just a want-to-get-back-in-to-it runner, Catch the Wave is for you.

The short-term goal of the program is to help participants prepare for the Lake Run 4.37 mile race at Lake Bloomington held on the first Saturday in May.

The long-term goal of the program is to help participants develop a better understanding of the sport of running and get on the road to a life of better fitness and health.

The ultimate goal is for you to get fit, make some friends and have FUN!

Get more details!

Mar
18
Wed
Ride the Wave
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm

Ride the Wave is a fun, supportive 11 week program from mid-February through April, preparing participants for the Lake Run 7K or 12K, always held the first Saturday in May. Runners must be able to run 3 miles without stopping in order to enjoy the weekly workouts that will help you run longer and/or faster.

Get more details!

Mar
21
Sat
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 21 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Mar
22
Sun
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 22 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Mar
24
Tue
Catch the Wave
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm

Catch the Wave is a program geared toward getting you up and moving. It is a 10-week training program, beginning in February, designed to help beginning runners learn the basics of running and better fitness. If you’re a new runner, a casual recreational runner or just a want-to-get-back-in-to-it runner, Catch the Wave is for you.

The short-term goal of the program is to help participants prepare for the Lake Run 4.37 mile race at Lake Bloomington held on the first Saturday in May.

The long-term goal of the program is to help participants develop a better understanding of the sport of running and get on the road to a life of better fitness and health.

The ultimate goal is for you to get fit, make some friends and have FUN!

Get more details!

Mar
25
Wed
Ride the Wave
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm

Ride the Wave is a fun, supportive 11 week program from mid-February through April, preparing participants for the Lake Run 7K or 12K, always held the first Saturday in May. Runners must be able to run 3 miles without stopping in order to enjoy the weekly workouts that will help you run longer and/or faster.

Get more details!

Mar
28
Sat
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 28 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Penguin in the Park 5K
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am

location: Decatur IL
Cost: $25

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 28, 2015! The Penguin will be making a special return to his alma mater, Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois since his official retirement announcement for a race that embraces the Penguin in all of us—a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

Starting at 9:00am, the race takes place in Fairview Park on a rolling bike path; afterwards, we move to the post-race party inside to Millikin’s Griswold Gym for awards, warm food, and inspiration from the Penguin.

Mar
29
Sun
Spring Marathon Training Program Long Run
Mar 29 @ 7:00 am

Organized long runs will begin January 17 and 18 at 7:00 am. Runs will start from The Coffeehouse located in Uptown Normal – 114 E. Beaufort Street.

More information or to register for the Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Run For Hope 10K & 5K
Mar 29 @ 10:30 am

Location: Bloomington

The 2015 Run for Hope 10K is the second annual race that benefits Home Sweet Home Ministries. The race begins and ends at Home Sweet Home Ministries Warehouse Operations Center (1700 West Washington St. in Bloomington) and runs west along the Constitution Trail. This distance and route offers runners a unique opportunity to race in the beautiful open country of West Bloomington and McLean County. **New this year: we will be adding a 5K! All participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag with other fun swag. Race starts at 10:30am with awards to be presented immediately following.

PDF Race Application
Online Registration

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