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Zoo Stampede @ Miller Park
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am

Registration is underway for the Miller Park Zoological Society’s (MPZS) 20th annual 5k Run, 3k Walk, and Fun Run (¼ mile for children 10 and under) Zoo Stampede.

Participants will run/walk part of the route through the Zoo. Special trophies, made in part by the Zoo animals will be awarded to 5k – 1st place overall male and female, as well as 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female in each age category.

The race route is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The 5k starts at 10:00 am, followed by the 3k. Participants who register prior to February 27 will receive a long sleeve t-shirt. The Fun Run starts at 9:30 am, and everyone receives a medal. All Zoo Stampede participants are invited to stop back at the Zoo to visit the animals.
Stampede registration can be completed online at www.mpzs.org. Registration received by February 27 for the 5k/3k is $25.00 ($2.00 discount for LRC or MPZS members). Registration received after February 27 is $35. The Fun Run fee is $5.00.

MPZS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the rich history of Miller Park Zoo through fundraising, education, and community outreach. For additional information, including registration, visit the web site www.mpzs.org or call MPZS at (309) 434-2243.

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Interclub Social @ Medici
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm

Come get your social on!

The Lake Run Club, Tri-Shark Triathlon Club, The McLean County Wheelers and the Central Illinois Masters Swimmers are getting together for an Interclub social. We will gather in the bar area of Medici in Uptown Normal. This is an informal gathering to hangout, tell stories and meet others. Come join us!

Blarney Blitz 5K @ Running Central
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am

This flat 5K course takes place along Peoria’s riverfront with the start and finish outside of Kelleher’s Irish Pub on SW Water St. near the corner of Walnut and Water Streets.

After the race, there is a party at Kelleher’s Irish Pub where we’ll have LIVE music from the Irish band Turas. Plus, race participants will receive 1 drink token and a small spread of light appetizers. Participants will have the option to purchase additional tokens for $3 each during registration.Each participant will receive a race specific 20oz drink stein, 1 drink token, party attire, and entrance to the post-race party with LIVE Irish music from Turas!

**Please note – Race swag (stein and party attire) are limited first 1000 participants registered.


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Sharin’ of the Green” St. Patrick’s Day Parade @ Often Running
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm

Walk with the LRC in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We typically meet at Often Running to get organized. More details to come!

Parade Info

St. Patrick’s Day 5K @ Bloomington VFW
Mar 12 @ 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.




ABC Run #127 @ Robyn & Gregg Walter's home
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Benefiting McLean County Child Protection Network

  • ABC#127 (“Miles for Mimosas”) will be on March 18 at 8:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:00).
  • ABC#127 will be hosted by Robyn Walter at 1407 Norma Drive, Bloomington
  • ABC#27 will support the Mclean County Child Protection Network.
    • The Child Protection Network (CPN) is the umbrella organization for the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program. For more information, go to http://mcleancpn.org/

As always ABC runs are free. Donations of cash or checks are greatly appreciated (make checks payable to “McLean County Child Protection Network”).

Run 3 miles, 6 miles, or as much as you want. Water/Gatorade will be near the Japanese Gardens (3 miles from Robyn’s home).

Brunch! After the run/walk (or just show up to eat), Robyn will be serving:

  1. Meg’s coffee cake
  2. A couple of casseroles
  3. Fruit
  4. Beverages — OJ, coffee, chocolate milk, and for those who would like an extra special recovery drink: Mimosas!
  5. Bring something to share if you wish.


Brave the Creek 5K and Fun Run @ Brave the Creek 5K and Fun Run
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am

Dee-Mack Intermediate School PTO’s 1st Anual Brave the Creek 5k and Fun Run
One Mile Fun Run – 9:00 am
5k – 9:30 am
Course/Location: The 5k course will be an out and back course beginning at Dee-Mack Intermediate School and will travel east out of town. The one mile fun run will take place on school grounds.
T-shirts will be guaranteed to anyone who registers prior to March 1.
T-shirt Pick up: Friday, March 17 from 7:30am-5:00pm/8:00 on race day at Dee-Mack Intermediate School.
Even proceeds from the “Brave the Creek” 5k and Fun Run will directly benefit students at Dee-Mack Intermediate School. Funds will be used to purchase technology to be used in the classrooms.

Mountain Goat 8.8 Mile @ Kickapoo State Park
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am

The most challenging 2.2 mile walk or 4.4 mile run or 8.8 mile run in the Midwest. Grand Slam Event #2 of the 2017 season. Post-race party at Turtle Run in Danville with food, drinks, music and prizes.

About this Race
This race is a 2.2 mile hilly road out and back consisting of 6 challenging hills with each loop. 2.2 mile non-competitive walkers will do 1 loop and runners have the choice of the 4.4 mile with 2 loops/12 hills or the 8.8 mile with 4 loops/24 hills. Awards given out at finish line. Medals to all 2.2 Walk finishers (NO RUNNING!), Custom Medals to Top 25 males and Females in the 4.4. And Custom medals to the top 150 finishers of the infamous 8.8. run. 2-hour time limit for all events. Party at Turtle Run in Danville. #2 of the 2017 Kennekuk Grand Slam. This race is in memory of our dear friend Benny Branson.

Race Day registration for 2.2 Mile Walk, 4.4 Mile Run & 8.8 Mile run begins at 9:30 am at “the Pavilion” shelter in Kickapoo Park. Fantastic post-race party at Turtle Run Banquet Center in Danville. Free Beer and pop. Fantastic chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers and sides for $10. Pay at the party. DJ Music and dancing. We Train Hard, Race Hard and then we Party Hard. We’re Kennekuk!

Event Details and Schedule
All races start promptly at 11:00. Race day registration begins at 9:30. Park only in paved spots in the park and give yourself plenty of time to get to the start. For more info email the race director at MHOLST3@Icloud.com or KRR@Kennekuk.com.

Spring Equinox ASE @ TBD
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm

Save the date! More details to come.

7th Annual Alton Half Marathon & 5K run/walk @ 7th Annual Alton Half Marathon & 5K run/walk
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am
The Alton Half Marathon offers a course that is ideal for setting PRs, marathon training runs & for the first time half marathoner. It is a flat, fast course that showcases the mighty Mississippi river, historic downtown Alton & the crosses the Clark Bridge twice. We are a smaller race with a professional feel and growing fan base. Each year we have participants from several states and several runners who join us every year.