Full Calendar

Jul
29
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm

Kids Run for Fun – July 22 – CANCELLED

Due the excessive heat watch scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, we are CANCELLING Fun Run for Friday, July 22.

Safety of our participants and volunteers is our top priority and it’s too big of a risk for this Friday. We will see you all back at Parkside on Friday July 29.

We’ll be back at IWU on August 5 and 12. August 12 is Trophy Night!

Speaking of trophies – we’re having a trophy drive at Often Running this week through next Friday, July 29. Feel free to drop off your gently used kids run trophies. Thanks!

Keep cool, everyone!

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:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday July 15Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday July 22 – Cancelled Due to Heat
  • Friday July 29Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Aug
2
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., March 15th through November 1st, 2016

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.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

LRC Board Meeting @ Uptown Station, Ron Hill Room (3rd Floor)
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

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

Lake Run Club 2016 Board Meeting Dates

  • February 2
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • August 2
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6*

The December meeting is usually held at a different location.

Aug
5
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm

Kids Run for Fun – July 22 – CANCELLED

Due the excessive heat watch scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, we are CANCELLING Fun Run for Friday, July 22.

Safety of our participants and volunteers is our top priority and it’s too big of a risk for this Friday. We will see you all back at Parkside on Friday July 29.

We’ll be back at IWU on August 5 and 12. August 12 is Trophy Night!

Speaking of trophies – we’re having a trophy drive at Often Running this week through next Friday, July 29. Feel free to drop off your gently used kids run trophies. Thanks!

Keep cool, everyone!

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:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday July 15Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday July 22 – Cancelled Due to Heat
  • Friday July 29Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Aug
6
Sat
Evergreen Lake 5K @ Evergreen Lake, Comlara Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am

2016 EVERGREEN LAKE 5K & ¼ MILE FUN RUN

Benefiting McLean County Park & Recreation

Accurate 5K (3.1 miles) course on paved roads adjacent to beautiful Lake Evergreen at Comlara Park near Hudson, Illinois. Race will start near the swim area/boat dock. Course will follow the run portion of the Evergreen Sprint Triathlon course.

Early Registration & Packet Pick Up:

  • Friday, August 5th
  • 5 – 7 pm
  • Often Running

Day of Registration & Packet Pick Up:

  • Saturday, August 6th
  • 7 -7:45 am
  • Tent near parking lot at Comlara Park

Entry Fees:

  • NO REFUNDS AND NO TRANSFERS
  • $20 for 5K if postmarked by Saturday, July 30th
  • $25 for 5K on Race Day or if postmarked after July 30th
  • $2 DISCOUNT for Lake Run Club members on 5K race
  • $3 for ¼ mile Fun Run
  • NO DISCOUNT ON DAY OF RACE ENTRY FEE

Entrants registered prior to Saturday, July 30th are guaranteed a custom designed performance tech tee.

Download PDF Race App

 

Tom Short 5k Trail Run – 14th Annual @ Tom Short 5k Trail Run - 14th Annual
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am

5k trail run, Very Competitive Race, Team competition, Great post race food, Post race family swim and The Annual Big Splash Competition

Glow Crazy 5K , Fun Run, and After Party @ Glow Crazy 5K , Fun Run, and After Party
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

Fun Run (ages 0-12) starts at 7:30. 5K begins at 8. After party begins at 9. This is a glow in the dark event, so wear your best glowing running gear. Flashlights/headlamps are encouraged. No strollers please. Call 217-446-6601 for more details.

$25 until July 15th (includes tshirt), $35 after July 15th (no shirt) Fun Run: $10 (no shirt)

Aug
9
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., March 15th through November 1st, 2016

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.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Aug
11
Thu
Elvis is Alive in Downstate Illinois @ Green Gables - Lake Bloomington
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm

“Fun” Run to Celebrate Elvis!

  • 4.37 mile or less course (run what you feel like)
  • Costumes of Elvis and Priscilla encouraged
  • May be some “fabulous” prizes
  • You pay for whatever you want to eat and drink at Green Gables

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Aug
12
Fri
Kids Run For Fun @ IWU Track or Parkside Elementary
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm

Kids Run for Fun – July 22 – CANCELLED

Due the excessive heat watch scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, we are CANCELLING Fun Run for Friday, July 22.

Safety of our participants and volunteers is our top priority and it’s too big of a risk for this Friday. We will see you all back at Parkside on Friday July 29.

We’ll be back at IWU on August 5 and 12. August 12 is Trophy Night!

Speaking of trophies – we’re having a trophy drive at Often Running this week through next Friday, July 29. Feel free to drop off your gently used kids run trophies. Thanks!

Keep cool, everyone!

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:

  • Friday June 3 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 10 – IWU Track
  • Friday June 17 – Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday June 24 – IWU Track
  • **No run Friday July 1 for the 4th of July weekend**
  • Friday July 8Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday July 15Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday July 22 – Cancelled Due to Heat
  • Friday July 29Parkside Junior High School
  • Friday August 5 – IWU Track
  • Friday August 12 (Trophy Night) – IWU Track

Register for the 2016 Kids Run for Fun Online

Download PDF Registration Form

Aug
13
Sat
9th Annual Mendota CornaPalooza 5K, 10K Race & Fitness Walk @ 9th Annual Mendota CornaPalooza 5K, 10K Race & Fitness Walk
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am

Presenting the 9th Annual CornaPalooza! The race starts & ends at Lake Mendota (1901 Tom Merwin Drive). Race participants follow signs & enter Lake Mendota property from Route 251/52 & Tom Merwin Drive. Follow signage for designated parking. The course will take you west outside of Mendota to take on the rolling hills & sights of rural Mendota. 10K course will include a 1-mile stretch of compacted gravel road. All runners will experience a mile or more of Lake Kakusha TRAIL!
• Pre-registration / Registration Opens at 6:30 a.m.
• Race starts at 8:00 a.m.
• Official CornaPalooza T-shirt for participants
(size nor shirt guaranteed for late registrants)
• USATF CERTIFIED 5K & 10K Courses
• Awards will be presented to the 1st overall male & female runners in the 5K & 10K runs. 1st through 3rd places will be awarded medals in each age group.
• All 14 & under receive participation ribbons.
• Entry fees: $20 if postmarked by 7/29/16
$25 7/30/16-8/13/16

http://www.lakerunclub.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/14/2016-Race-Application.pdf

Aug
16
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., March 15th through November 1st, 2016

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.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Aug
19
Fri
Danvers Days Neon Nights 5K @ Danvers Park
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

Evening 5K with plenty of glow sticks and etc for all to enjoy!

Aug
20
Sat
Mahomet 1/2 Marathon, 5K and Youth Run @ Mahomet 1/2 Marathon, 5K and Youth Run
Aug 20 @ 7:00 am

The Mahomet 1/2 Marathon, 5K and Youth Run event is a major fundraiser for after-school and summer programs for the Mahomet Area Youth Club (MAYC). The half marathon and 5K races start and finish at Mahomet-Seymour High School. Walkers are welcome in the 5K event.T he USATF-certified courses follow village streets and county roads, with chip timing provided by It’sRaceTime. Water and Gatorade stations are alternately located at approximately one-mile intervals on the courses, and volunteer timers provide elapsed time at five locations throughout the course. Participants will find a generous offering of after-race refreshments at the hospitality tent sponsored by the Mahomet Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as free post-race massages and athletic training services provided by area professionals.

Get Your 6.6 on Route 66! @ Get Your 6.6 on Route 66!
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am

At 8 am on Saturday, August 20, 2016, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 3rd 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, with the focus on a new mural that will be painted on one of our historic downtown buildings from August 17 to 20, 2016.

There will be festivities on Friday, August 19, and fun new features during the event on Saturday, such as a classic car show and an opportunity to see the new mural being painted. Favorites such as the pre-race shot of pure maple sirup and commemorative shot glasses, awesome t-shirts, food from Nacho Mama’s, great live music, and the chance to visit with adoptable dogs from Wish Bone Canine rescue are back as well!

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ALS Awareness 5k @ Stag-r-Inn
Aug 20 @ 8:30 am

For the competitive runner, it is a chip timed race with prizes. For the casual runner or walker, it’s all about joining the cause and having a good time. If you don’t want to run or walk the full 5k, there is a shortcut you can take. The more participants, the more money we raise to help find a cure for ALS.

All walkers and runners will get a T-shirt, post race fruit and water, a free drink ticket you can use at the Stag-R-Inn, and a post-race meal. Following the race, you can continue to hang out at the Stag-R and enjoy drinks, food, bags tournament, DJ, and more!

Aug
23
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., March 15th through November 1st, 2016

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.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Aug
27
Sat
Painful Elimination @ Painful Elimination
Aug 27 @ 6:00 am

Run a 4.25 mile loop in under an hour-14:00pace. Easy right? But here’s the catch-(and the fun part)-Everyone starts each loop together on the hour mark. If you complete the course in 45 minutes, you get 15 minutes rest before the next loop. If you complete the loop in 59 minutes, you get 1 minute rest. Get it? You must be standing at the start line ready to run on each hour-or running towards the start line-if not-you are eliminated! Aid station will be set up very near the start line. If you run the loop in 1 hour and one second, you are done for the day. We keep running all day till only one is left. Or fifteen hours. Nice finisher prizes for runners finishing 7 Hours, 12 Hours, and 15 Hours This is a bring your own aid station event. We will provide the fluids.

Pontiac 5K Run/Walk for United Way @ Caterpillar
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am

This is a 5K run/walk to raise money for the United Way of Pontiac. We will also have a kids run and activities. There will be raffle drawings the day of the event.

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

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., March 15th through November 1st, 2016

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.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Sep
3
Sat
River Run @ River Run
Sep 3 @ 7:30 am

Flat and fast 5k and 1/2 marathon along Rockford’s riverfront. 2k wheelathon for RAMP and FREE kids fun run

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Cross Country 5K at The Chrisman Cow Chip Classic Invitational @ Cross Country 5K at The Chrisman Cow Chip Classic Invitational
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am

About This Activity
The Chrisman Cow Chip Classic Cross Country Meet has been in existence for over 30 years! Chrisman’s home cross country course is behind the school and in part of a cow pasture – hence the fun name for the annual meet. We do our best to pick up all of the “cow chips” before the race starts, and all of the cows are put away in the barn so that humans and cows never find themselves nose to nose in the middle of the course!

The high school meet is one of, if not the only, FLIGHTED cross country race in the state of Illinois. What does that mean? All of the runners of the same “rank” in pecking order on their respective teams race against each other. So, all of the #7 ranked runners on each team will race against each other first. Next up, all of the #6 ranked runners on each team will race against each other, and so on. This race is a student-athlete favorite not only because of the unique way that the runners compete against each other, but also because of the fun name. The rolling hills on the course also make it a little more interesting and challenging as compared to most other courses in the area.

The 5K cross country race for the public will start at 8am, prior to the high school meet that starts at 9am. The public will run the same grass course as the high school runners. It is a hilly and will be more challenging than a flat, road course.

Event details and schedule
Please be sure to check in with us by 7:30AM on the day of the race. Registration will close promptly at 7:30AM so that we can prepare for the race start at 8AM.

Please bring your own water, Gatorade or other drinks so that you stay well-hydrated. It will likely be hot and humid, despite the 8AM start time. Due to the grassy terrain, there will not be any water or Gatorade handed out along the course.

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

Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., March 15th through November 1st, 2016

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.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – Get Directions

Trail Runners in the Corn Crib

Sep
10
Sat
Big Steps 1 Mile, 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk @ Big Steps 1 Mile, 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Knox County YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign. At the Y, memberhsip and participation is open to all, with no one turned away due to their inability to pay. Help us strenghten our community with the fun fitness event!

Free breakfast and awards ceremony at 156 East after the race!

http://www.lakerunclub.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/14/5K-Brochure-2016.pdf

Vine to Wine 1/2 Marathon and 5K @ Vine to Wine 1/2 Marathon and 5K
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am

The scenic 1/2 marathon race route loops Governor Bond Lake in beautiful Bond County and features wide country roads, a few rolling hills, and picturesque scenery. The 5K route includes some history as you run across an historical wooden bridge and enjoy the beautiful surroundings..

At the conclusion of the race, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and live music. The Family Vine offers food and drink including wood-fired pizza, wine and beer for your dining and drinking pleasure after the race.

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