LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm

Location: Lake Bloomington, meet at Green Gables

  • Street running, inner loop (4.37 miles), outer loop (7.44 miles) or any distance
  • Stay after your run for great food, drinks and company at Green Gables!
Heart of the Eagles 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am

Location: Bloomington IL

Cost: $25

It is school, community, and parents that allow our Evans Eagles to soar to new heights! This is why our school’s theme for the 2014-2015 school year is “Get Connected”. We plan to give our students experiences that connect them to their school, their community, and the world though the use of field trips, guest speakers, and service learning opportunities. Join us as we make this vision a reality!

Lincoln Area YMCA Harvest Run/Kids Run
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am

Location: Lincoln IL
Cost: $17

5K run and 1 mile for adults and 1 mile fun run for children 12 and under in dowtown Lincoln. Proceeds go towards the Harvest of Talents fund, which supports world hunger.

The Bulldog Race 5K and Kids Fun Run
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am

Location: Mahomet, IL

Each year over 150 Mahomet-Seymour Junior High students participate in track and field and 70 participate in cross country. Last year, this race raised enough money to purchase 230 new uniform tops and new track & field record boards that will be displayed in the MSJH Orange Gym. We pride ourselves on how well these student-athletes represent the school and the new uniforms looked good and impressed many people during the 2014 track season. There is continued need for improved training equipment, additional uniform shorts, and supplies. All proceeds from this event will go towards purchasing these items for the MSJH track and cross country teams.

GCMS Education Foundation MONSTER DASH 5K Walk/Run
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am

Location: Gibson City

The course starts and ends at the Gibson City North Park located at the corner of 13th and Church Streets. It is run on the streets of Gibson City. Refreshments provided, wear a costume to enter the costume contest.

Spooky Sprint 5k & Fun Run
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm

Location: Minier IL
Cost: $20

A family friendly event where participants can wear a costume to run the event. Costume judging begins at 4:15pm and race begins at 5:00pm. Awards given: best costume, fastest time, age groups: under 10, 10-18, 19-54, 55+.

Allerton Park
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am

Location: Monticello

Entry Fee:

  • Before October 20st, 2014 – $22; shirt only available with early registration ($17 with no shirt option)
  • LATE ENTRY (online ONLY):
    October 20–24th, 2014 $22, No shirt
    October 25 at BodynSole $22, No shirt
  • No Refunds and No Race Day Registration

Packet Pickup:
Bib and Shirt can be picked up from Body N Sole on Saturday, October 25th between noon and 5 pm.  Packets may also be picked up race day between 7 and 8:45 am.

More race details

St Mary’s 5K Chili Crusade
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm

Location: Bloomington

Cost: $25


The race runs throughout historic Bloomington, IL. Mostly on the Constitution Trail with one loop in St. Mary’s 
Cemetery. The race will start and end on the trail near St. Mary’s School. 

Packet pick up Saturday October 25th, 10:30am –3pm at St. Mary’s Chili Cook off, located at the McLean County 
Fair grounds, West Expo Building. 

Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s School.

LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm

Location: Lake Bloomington, meet at Green Gables

  • Street running, inner loop (4.37 miles), outer loop (7.44 miles) or any distance
  • Stay after your run for great food, drinks and company at Green Gables!
Race the Dead
Oct 31 @ 5:53 pm

Location: Towanda

The Race the Dead Halloween 5K is happening again this year on Halloween Night!  So lose the kids – or bring them along to Kick’s Bar & Grille in Towanda.  Come dressed as a runner, or better yet, wear your favorite costume.

The Run will start, as usual, at SUNSET.  That is 5:53 PM in Towanda. The course will have luminaries, but you may want to bring a flashlight too.  Speed isn’t important, but fun is!  Run down the DEAD part of Old Rt. 66, turn to run to the cemetery, then back to Kick’s for a complementary beverage and whatever food suits your tastes and budget.

Registration starts at 5:00 PM at Kick’s and continues until 5:45.   We plan to start exactly at the stroke of SUNSET (5:53 pm).  The cost for the run is just $5.00.  A limited number of 2014 Race the Dead long sleeve cotton shirts will be available at registration, so arrive early for a perfect fit. These popular shirts will again cost just $15.

Race the Dead 2014

Theresa Tracy Trot, Fighting Pancreatic Cancer
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am

Location: East Peoria Riverfront and Levee District
Registration/Packet pick-up and race start at Bass Pro Shop, 1000 Bass Pro Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

Theresa Tracy Trot is a 4 mile run or 2 mile walk through the Levee District of East Peoria. The race/walk starts on the East Peoria Riverfront near Bass Pro Shop. This is the second annual event and is for any runner or walk of any age group! Come out and enjoy the exercise all while helping fight pancreatic cancer.


Classic 5K Run
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am

location: Bloomington
Cost: $15 – $35Classic-5k-logoInaugural event in Tipton Trails to support scholarship program provided through the Holiday Classic.

Funds raised from this event benefit the Holiday Classic Scholarship fund, which is administered through the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation in Bloomington, IL. Scholarships are made directly to the attending college/university of the winning students.

PDF Registration Form

Canal Connection 10K
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am

Location: Utica

Registration will take place at the grade school in Utica, IL., beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the race. Busses will begin to leave Utica at 8:30 a.m. to transport runners to the starting line, in LaSalle near the west end of the I-M Canal Towpath. A bag will be provided with your race packet in which you may secure your possessions for transportation back to the finish line. ALL RUNNERS MUST REGISTER IN UTICA! For a complete and up-to-date list of entrants go to:

PDF Race Application

Veterans Day 5K
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am

Location: Heyworth
Cost: $20

This 5K is designed to be a fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors Project and Pets for Vets organization. It will be held on November 8th, 2014 which is the Saturday before Veterans Day at 9:00 A.M.

5k Fun Run-St. Jude
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am

Location: Normal

  • Student project in support of St. Jude
  • Registration at 8:00 a.m.
  • Race begins at 9:00 a.m.

Race Application

MCC 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am

Location: Minier

Come help us support Minier Christian Chruch’s Haiti Missions at our INAUGURAL MCC 5K race or 1 mile walk (children & strollers welcome for walk, children 2 and under FREE)*

  • The first 100 registrants will receive an event T-shirt (register by 10/20/14 to guarantee the size of your choice)
  • Race (and walk) start and end at the Minier Christian Church, Stringtown Rd, Minier IL
  • Trophies will be awarded for top finishers in various age categories for male and female 5K runners/finishers
  • Results will be tracked/posted on LRC’s website-post race
  • 5K begins at 10am and 1 mile fun walk begins immediately after 5K
  • Download registration form below or pick up any time during office hours/services at Minier Christian Church
  • Registration prices increase for same day registration – which is at MCC from 8am until 9:30am on 11/8
  • Packet pick up is available (RACE DAY ONLY) at Minier Christian Church between 8-9:30am, 11/8/14

*If you have additional questions please contact Christa Staley.

Download Race Registration Form

Mail completed registration form and check to:
Minier Christian Church
c/o Rick Nystrom
PO Box 391
Minier IL, 61759

Sugar Creek Elementary Cheetah Disco Dash
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm

Location: Bloomington

5K/Fun Run 1 mile run open to public
PTO school fundraiser for Sugar Creek Elementary

PDF Participant Flyer

PDF Registration Form

Jingle Bell RunWalk
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm

Location: Bloomington IL
Cost: varies

Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk Competitive: $20.00 $20.00 till August 1st $25.00 August 2nd to September 15th $30.00 September 16th to November 1st $35 November 2nd to day of Click this option if you DO WANT a chip timed race and to compete in the competitive 5K run. Jingle Bell Run/Walk Non-Competitive: $20.00 $20.00 till August 1st $25.00 August 2nd to September 15th $30.00 September 16th to November 1st $35 November 2nd to day of Click this option if you DO NOT WANT want a chip timed race. Walk with Walgreen’s One Mile Walk: $20.00 $20.00 till August 1st $25.00 August 2nd to September 15th $30.00 September 16th to November 1st $35 November 2nd to day of Want to participate in the Jingle Bell Run but you are unsure about walking or running a 5K? Choose this option and do our one mile route led by local Walgreens workers and staff. Child Registration Non-Competitive 5K Run: $15.00 If your child is 12 years of age or younger and DOES NOT WANT a chip timed race, please select this registration type. If they would like a chip timed race, select the adult competitive registration. Kids 200 yard Santa Sprint: $10.00 5 years and younger (only youth size small, medium and large) Participants will receive a tshirt, medal, milk and cookies with Santa. $10.00 till August 1st $15.00 August 2nd to September 15th $20.00 9/16 to day of race

Run for the Library 5K run/walk
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am

Location: Mahomet IL
Cost: $25

The 9th annual Run for the Library, a fall tradition for runners in and around the Mahomet area, will be held at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 22.

The 5K run/walk, a fundraiser for Friends of the Mahomet Public Library and Mahomet Rotary Club, will start at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lake Pavilion.

The gently rolling course takes runners and walkers through the park’s woods and prairie, tracing the banks of the Sangamon River and the area’s scenic lakes.

For the first time this year, runners will benefit from “chipped timing” provided by Second Wind Running Club of Champaign, allowing them to more accurately gauge their performance on the course. Awards are presented to the top overall runners as well as the top three runners in each age group.

Runners can register from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on the day of the race, or online at Entries on or before Nov. 1 are $25, with the price increasing to $30 after that date. Children under 12 can run at a reduced rate of $10.

Proceeds from the race are split 50-50 between the two organizations.

The Friends of the Library support programs for children and youth, the library’s endowment fund and equipment and technology purchases.

Mahomet Rotary supports an array of local and international causes, including Mahomet Area Youth Club, Mahomet Parks and Recreation and Mahomet-Seymour schools. In past years, Rotary’s portion of the proceeds have also supported construction of a new shelter in Lake of the Woods’ Buffalo Trace area, a popular destination for local runners.

Local businesses provide sponsorship for the popular annual event. This year’s major sponsors are Mahomet Landscapes, New Creations Contracting and Owens Funeral Home.

Furrow Euro XC + CX
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am

Location: El Paso
Cost: $20 – $20

A three-mile cross country run over gently rolling hills, creeks, logs, and straw bales on the EPGXC home cross country course at Furrow Farm in El Paso. Bring the kids for the free Tiny Titans half-mile fun run, and stick around to watch the cyclocross races starting at noon. Better yet, bring your bike and make it a twofer. All pre-registered runners receive race shirt and soup buffet (with some darn good soups).

LRC Board Meeting
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

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

Deer Run Run
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am

Location: Evergreen Lake, Comlara Park

PDF Registration Form