Full Calendar

Mar
3
Sat
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 animals) will be given to 1st place overall male & female, and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place male and female in each age division.

There will be a 5k Race, 3k Walk and Fun Run (1/4 mile for children 10 and under).

Registration is available online at www.mpzs.org.

  • $25: 5k/3k entry fee through February 23 (receive a free long sleeve race shirt)
  • $35: 5k/3k entry fee beginning February 24 (race shirt as supplies last)
  • $40: 5k/3k entry fee day of (race shirt as supplies last)
  • $5: Fun Run entry fee (does not include race shirt, but can be ordered)

See you at the Zoo!

Mar
6
Tue
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
Mar
13
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm

 

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, 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.

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.

Mar
18
Sun
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 food and live music. The race course was near the Schooners Eatery for many years, but was moved to its current location in 1994.

 

 

Mar
20
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm

 

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, 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.

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.

Mar
24
Sat
Alton Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk @ Alton Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am

Our certified, flat, fast course is perfect for marathon training, setting PRs and the first-time half marathoner. Come join us in March!

Penguin in the Park 5K @ Penguin in the Park 5K
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its 13th anniversary onMarch 24, 2018! After his namesake, the Penguin, John Bingham, inspires us all to get out there and be active. Penguin in the Park is the largest 5K in the Decatur area. This race embraces the Penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

This year will once again include the 300 meter “Penguin Dash” for the younger penguins that will take place before the start of the 5K at 8:30 am.This is a great opportunity to include youth in a sport and activity that is life long. Make Penguin in the Park a family activity this year. Penguin Dash participants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and goody bag along with a finisher ribbon.

Starting at 9:00am, the 5K 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, and warm food.

Mar
27
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm

 

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, 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.

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.

Mar
31
Sat
Run For Hope 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run @ Run For Hope 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am

The 2018 Run for Hope is the fifth annual race that benefits Home Sweet Home Ministries. The races include a 10K, a 5K and a Kids Fun Run that all begin and end at Home Sweet Home Ministries Warehouse Operations Center (1700 West Washington St. in Bloomington) and run west along the Constitution Trail. These distances and routes offer runners a unique opportunity to race in the beautiful open country of West Bloomington and McLean County. All participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag with other fun swag.