Full Calendar

Feb
11
Thu
LRC Thursday Night Winter Run @ Often Running
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Thursday night. Meet at Often Running and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After your run, head to Lunker’s in Uptown Normal for food and drinks.

Feb
13
Sat
2016 Honest Abe 5K @ 2016 Honest Abe 5K
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm

Run Throughout Historic Downtown Lincoln, Illinois Hosted by Land of Lincoln CEO, the race starts at 12:00 Noon at Latham Park. Registration begins at 10:30AM and we will have an indoor facility for lunch and to warm up. A race quality long sleeve T-shirt and Lunch will be provided after the race. You are welcome to dress up as Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Mary Todd etc. and the best dressed will receive a trophy. There will also be trophies for the Top 3 Overall and medals for the Top 3 in each age group (18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+).

 

Registration and Check-in is at Latham Park and the run will be throughout Historic Downtown Lincoln, Illinois (Pekin Street Near the Lincoln Christian Church)
Registration begins at 10:30AM and we will have an indoor facility for lunch and to warm up.

ASE at Pit Row @ Pit Row
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm

We have another LRC ASE (Another Stupid Event) on the calendar for Saturday, February 13th, at Pit Row (208 S Vine St)  in Heyworth.  Mark that date.  As always, the running starts at Noon.

We have two distances available.  There is an easy 5K, or a more challenging 8 mile run.  Maps for the courses will be available. Or you could follow Rich.  Or maybe not.  And of course the weather will be….. what the weather will be.

As at all ASE’s, the event is an informal opportunity to run with others (no clocks, no registration forms, no t-shirts, no fees – just fun!)  Bring a friend, or two, and a few bucks to enjoy the hospitality of Pit Row, including a great $1.75 burger special.

Injured?  Can’t run?  Show up anyway, to enjoy the fun.  The 5K runners will be back at Pit Row by 1:00 to enjoy the hospitality.  Just do it.  Join in!

Questions?  Call Kirby (309 533-8689) or kirby_j_cheek@msn.com

 

 

Feb
16
Tue
LRC Tuesday Night Winter Run @ Meg & Merlin Anderson's House
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Tuesday night. Meet at Meg and Merlin Anderson’s house and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After the last run of the season, stay for a lasagna dinner

Feb
18
Thu
LRC Thursday Night Winter Run @ Often Running
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Thursday night. Meet at Often Running and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After your run, head to Lunker’s in Uptown Normal for food and drinks.

Feb
23
Tue
LRC Tuesday Night Winter Run @ Meg & Merlin Anderson's House
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Tuesday night. Meet at Meg and Merlin Anderson’s house and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After the last run of the season, stay for a lasagna dinner

Feb
25
Thu
LRC Thursday Night Winter Run @ Often Running
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Thursday night. Meet at Often Running and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After your run, head to Lunker’s in Uptown Normal for food and drinks.

Mar
1
Tue
LRC Tuesday Night Winter Run @ Meg & Merlin Anderson's House
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Tuesday night. Meet at Meg and Merlin Anderson’s house and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After the last run of the season, stay for a lasagna dinner

LRC Board Meeting @ Uptown Station, Ron Hill Room (3rd Floor)
Mar 1 @ 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.

Mar
3
Thu
LRC Thursday Night Winter Run @ Often Running
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Thursday night. Meet at Often Running and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After your run, head to Lunker’s in Uptown Normal for food and drinks.

Mar
5
Sat
Miller Park Zoo Stampede @ Miller Park Zoo Stampede
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am

Miller Park Zoological Society’s (MPZS) 19th annual Zoo Stampede
5k Run, 3k Walk, & Fun Run (¼ mile for children 10 and under)

The 5k winds through Miller Park and the adjoining neighborhood. The race route is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The 5k starts at 10:00 am, followed by the 3k. 5k & 3k participants who register prior to March 1 will receive a long sleeve t-shirt.

5k & 3k participants will be treated to Avanti’s Gondolas after the race.

The Fun Run starts at 9:30 am, and everyone receives a medal.

Zoo Stampede participants are invited to stop back at the Zoo to visit the animals.

Registration received by March 1 for the 5k/3k is $25.00
($2.00 discount for LRC or MPZS members).
Registration received after March 1 is $35.
The Fun Run fee is $5.00.small Stampede logo 2016 color

Mar
8
Tue
LRC Tuesday Night Winter Run @ Meg & Merlin Anderson's House
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Tuesday night. Meet at Meg and Merlin Anderson’s house and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After the last run of the season, stay for a lasagna dinner

Mar
10
Thu
LRC Thursday Night Winter Run @ Often Running
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm

Free Group Run!

Tired of running by yourself? Beat the winter blues and join the Lake Run Club’s group runs on Thursday night. Meet at Often Running and run with a group, friend or by yourself. All running abilities are welcome and distance can be modified (street running). After your run, head to Lunker’s in Uptown Normal for food and drinks.

Mar
12
Sat
Blarney Blitz 5K @ Blarney Blitz 5K
Mar 12 @ 8:00 am

The Blarney Blitz 5K is Central Illinois’ St. Patrick’s Day themed race and party!

We kick off the St. Paddy’s celebration with a 5K run/walk at 8:00 AM, and then finish up at Kelleher’s Irish Pub on Water St. for a St. Paddy’s Party with LIVE music from the Irish Band “Turas!”

Age Group Awards are given to top overall male and female and to the top 3 in 10 year age groups. More specific details at www.blarneyblitz.com

Participants receive a race specific 19.5oz drink stein, 1 drink token, party attire, light Irish fare, and LIVE music at the after party!

Bottenfield Elementary School Huckstadt Hustle 5k @ Bottenfield Elementary School
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am
  • Fast, flat course in Champaign, a timed run/walk around Bottenfield Elementary school’s surrounding neighborhood.
  • Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finisher, as well first and second place male and female finishers in the following age groups: 3rd-5th grade, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
  • Race t-shirts will be provided to all runners/walkers pre-registered by March 1, 2016. The pre-registration price for adults (15 and older) is $20 and students (14 and under) is $17, through March 1.

The race, called the “Huckstadt Hustle 5k”, has been named after Bottenfield’s former PE teacher, Wendy Huckstadt.

Wendy served in Unit 4 for 14 years, and taught physical education at Bottenfield for 10 years. She passed away in October of 2013, after battling cancer. Wendy was known to motivate students’ and families to live an active and healthy lifestyle. She enjoyed fundraising for various national organizations focused on health. One of Wendy’s proudest accomplishments was founding Bottenfield’s Mileage Club, which encouraged all students to be active by running laps during recess. In her memory, Bottenfield’s staff have re-established that club, giving all elementary students the chance to be active.

In addition, this year Bottenfield has created the first ever Bottenfield Cross Country team. This group of 3rd to 5th graders run after school twice a week in order to prepare them for their ultimate goal, to finish a 5k race! With nearly 70 members, the Bottenfield Cross Country team will end their season by participating in the Presence Health 5k the night before the Illinois Marathon. These students have already logged hundreds of miles as a group and continue to learn valuable lessons in health, fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Proceeds from the race will be used to allow any Bottenfield Elementary student (Grades 3-5) to run in the Presence Health 5k, regardless of financial means.

Mar
13
Sun
St. Patrick’s Day 5K @ Bloomington VFW
Mar 13 @ 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.

 

 

Mar
15
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Mar 15 @ 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

Mar
19
Sat
Penguin in the Park 5K @ Penguin in the Park 5K
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its 11th anniversary onMarch 19, 2016! The Penguin will be making his only public appearance in 2016, at his alma mater, Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois This is 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!

This year includes the new addition of a 300 meter Tot Trot that will take place before the start of the 5K. 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. Tot Trot participants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and goody bag along with a finisher ribbon.

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.

Mountain Goat 8.8 mile @ Mountain Goat 8.8 mile
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am

No details at this time. Just a spot saving entry

Mar
22
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Mar 22 @ 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

Mar
26
Sat
Bunny Rock 5K & Egg Hunt @ Montrose Harbor
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am
  • 9:00 am 5K Race Start
  • 10:15 am Egg Hunt (Ages 2-10)

All 5k Participants will receive a finisher medal, bunny ears, sunglasses, a dri-fit t-shirt, and goody bag. The Bunny Rock Chicago 5k is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system.

Free parking is available around the streets at Montrose Harbor. We strongly encourage carpooling or taking public transportation. The Wilson red & purple CTA lines are only a few blocks away from the start as well.

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Run for Hope @ Home Sweet Home 5k
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am

no details at this time. Just a place holder

Mar
29
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Mar 29 @ 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

Apr
2
Sat
Lincoln Presidential Half @ Lincoln Presidential Half
Apr 2 @ 7:30 am

Run Where Lincoln Walked
On April 2, Springfield will welcome 2,000 visitors to the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon. This nationally recognized race starts and finishes at the famous Old State Capitol and then winds through our 16th president’s picturesque hometown and past some of nation’s most significant historic sites, including the Lincoln home, law office, and tomb.
Each finisher received a unique Lincoln penny medal. As in year’s past, the race shirt (men’s and women’s sizes) and awards feature a specially commissioned work of art depicting Springfield’s favorite son in a manner never seen before.
Following the race, participants enjoy live music and refreshments on the lawn of the Old State Capitol and get a chance to mingle with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln and Civil War reenactors.
To learn more, visitwww.lincolnhalf.com

Apr
5
Tue
Tuesday Night Runs in Funks Grove @ Sugar Grove Nature Center
Apr 5 @ 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