At 8 am on Saturday, August 24, 2019, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 6th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. All proceeds will go to local projects. Favorites such as the pre-race shot of pure maple sirup and commemorative shot glasses, awesome t-shirts, awards, and post-race food, drinks, and entertainment on the McLean Village square will be back. Also returning will be the classic car show and Ruby’s Rescue & Retreat with adoptable dogs and a silent auction featuring great local items and gift packages. Proceeds of the silent auction benefit their dog rescue in McLean.
What better way to kick off your Labor Day weekend than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford.
RAMP and OrthoIllinois are partnering to offer the 5th Annual 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, 1/2 Marathon Run, and a Kids Zone! The four events take place in the morning of Saturday, August 31st. All proceeds from these events will go directly to RAMP. Register online by August 15th to be guaranteed an event t-shirt!
One team, one day, 82 miles! The KT82 Relay is a six-person (or three-person ultra) team event that challenges runners to each run three separate legs of different distances as your team works together towards the finish line – a cookout and post-race party in beautiful Hermann, Missouri, in the heart of Missouri wine country.
The KT82 starts in St. Louis County and mostly runs on the Katy Trail through the historic towns of Augusta and Marthasville, en route to the finish line in Hermann. The Katy Trail is a terrific running venue, with scenic vistas, bluffs, views of the Missouri River, and numerous vineyards. The course includes 18 legs and 82 miles of running. Four of the legs involve more challenging, single track trails.
Ready, Set, Go & Grow! The IAA Foundation proudly presents its annual 5K Grow & Go to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table. Learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Ag in the Classroom (IAITC), a program that provides free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel, & farming.
Accurately measured course has a cross-country feel with well-maintained grass, pavement, and a few rolling hills. Finishing times & results provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal. Pre-registered runners receive a t-shirt and a healthy, hot breakfast after the race.
Unique to the event is a 1/4 mile “Kids Race” for children 10 & under. All children receive an award, a healthy, hot breakfast, and opportunity to take part in hands-on learning activities.
Post-race, join us for an indoor open house featuring interactive learning stations from IAITC program, hot breakfast, and awards ceremony.
The Shady Hollow Shuffle utilizes the John English and Shady Hollow trail system. Suitable for beginners and experienced trail runners. Walkers also welcome! Courses are a mix of wooded, technical single-track and wide grass horse trails. There may be mud. Seven mile course includes two 1/4 mile sections on gravel road. Beautiful views of Lake Evergreen throughout.
The Tails Humane Society Mutt Strut is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk-a-thon. Proceeds go directly to the animals in our care. Bring your friends, dogs, and friends who are dogs to this fun-filled race! We have chip timing for better accuracy and awards and medals for top overall runners. We also offer pre-registration and same-day registration.
St. Jude Walk/Run events are held across the country in September, but this one is unique in including the We Care Half Marathon! Very flat fast out-and-back course. Family-friendly event with something for everyone! Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The TBK Quad Cities Marathon, a USATF certified course, captures the essence of our nation’s heartland with its consistent connection to the Mississippi River, amazing views, and Midwest charm.
Rated a fairly flat and fast course, it is a great Boston qualifier!
The race features one of the finest, most scenic river views in the country. It covers 5 races, 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 island, all along the mighty Mississippi River.
The 26.2 mile run starts and ends at 1201 River Drive in downtown Moline, IL. The event benefits many worthy causes. Our primary cause is prostate cancer research & screening.