Catch the Wave
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm

Catch the Wave is a program geared toward getting you up and moving. It is a 10-week training program, beginning in February, designed to help beginning runners learn the basics of running and better fitness. If you’re a new runner, a casual recreational runner or just a want-to-get-back-in-to-it runner, Catch the Wave is for you.

The short-term goal of the program is to help participants prepare for the Lake Run 4.37 mile race at Lake Bloomington held on the first Saturday in May.

The long-term goal of the program is to help participants develop a better understanding of the sport of running and get on the road to a life of better fitness and health.

The ultimate goal is for you to get fit, make some friends and have FUN!

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Ride the Wave
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm

Ride the Wave is a fun, supportive 11 week program from mid-February through April, preparing participants for the Lake Run 7K or 12K, always held the first Saturday in May. Runners must be able to run 3 miles without stopping in order to enjoy the weekly workouts that will help you run longer and/or faster.

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Lake Run 3 mile walk, 7K, 12k and 1/2 Marathon
May 2 @ 8:30 am

Location: Lake Bloomington

The first Lake Run, a loop around Lake Bloomington, was held in 1982 and had 224 finishers. The race became an annual event, added a shorter loop and continues to grow each year (1,100 participants in 2012). 2014 marked the 33nd anniversary of this local favorite running event. In addition to the standard age group classifications, the race has footpounder classes for men over 220 lb and women over 190 lb, as well as footpounder light: 190-219 lb (men) and 150lb – 179lb  (women).

New for 2014, is the addition of the 1/2 Marathon distance.  The 1/2 marathon course will feature the best of both inner and outer loop courses.

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the Lake Run encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of our 4.37, 7.44 and 1/2 marathon event.

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

Registration will also be available during the Multi-sport Expo on April 29th from 5:00-8:00pm. Often Running from 4:00-8:00pm on Friday May 1st. Race Day registration from 7:00am-8:15am.  T-shirts may be limited on race day.  Mountain Bike will be given away and HP Slate Tablet Computer!  Must be present to win!

Post Race food and beer tent (Must be 21 yrs old)


New Start Time!!!!

  • 12k and 1/2 Marathon 8:30 am
  • 7K  (4.37 Mile) and 3 mile walk 9:00 AM

Partial proceeds from this event will benefit local charities.


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Cinco de Kilo 5K
May 5 @ 6:00 pm

Location: Peoria IL
Cost: $35

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a 5K & Fiesta!

On Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00pm we’ll start with a 5K on Peoria’s beautiful riverfront trail and end with a Fiesta sponsored by the Rhythm Kitchen! There will be age group awards.

LRC Board Meeting
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

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

TNAM Registration
May 7 @ 5:30 pm
5K Grow N Go
May 9 @ 9:00 am

Location: Bloomington

The IAA Foundation is geared up for the 5th annual Grow & Go, on Saturday, May 9th at 9 a.m., to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table.

Hosted entirely on the grounds of the Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial and GROWMARK Headquarters on Towanda Avenue in Bloomington, the 5K course has a cross-country feel with well maintained grass, pavement and a few rolling hills. Finishing times and results are provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal. Youth 10 and under can participate in the “Cock-a-Doodle Dash” quarter mile race where everyone wins an award!

Participants learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause as proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, a program providing free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel and farming.

After the race/walk participants are invited to join an indoor open house featuring a hot breakfast and family fun activities. Kids enjoy interactive learning stations and activities led by Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom staff and runners will appreciate unique tractor awards for 1st and 2nd place finishers in 5-year age categories.

The 5K registration fee is $20; after May 1st the fee increases to $25. A $5 entry fee covers youth participating in the Cock-a-Doodle Dash. Registered participants receive a t-shirt, water stops, professional timing and a hot breakfast. Those interested in attending the open house and breakfast only can purchase tickets for $7. Runners can go the extra mile and raise funds to support IAITC and earn free registration and other rewards as a “Grow and Go Hero”. Learn more online at

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CopRun 5K
May 9 @ 9:00 am

Location: Pontiac IL
Cost: $25

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 186 (Livingston County Sheriff’s Dept.) presents the 1st CopRun 5K in Odell, Illinois, to benefit the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9am. 5K run and 1 mile walk. Starts and ends at downtown square in Odell, Il. Electronically timed. Post-race refreshments. Overall male and female finisher awards. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards in several age divisons. Tech-fabric t-shirts to PREREGISTERS ONLY (by Apr. 20)

TNAM Registration
May 14 @ 5:30 pm
FCC 5k to Raise 5k
May 16 @ 8:00 am

Location: Clinton IL
Cost: $20

First Christian Church’s 4th Annual 5k to Raise 5k will be at 8am on May 16, 2015. Clinton’s May Days has activities all day immediately after the race. The 5k course will send runners and walkers by many of Clinton’s historical landmarks and end at Mr. Lincoln’s Square. Register by May 1st for only $20 and a guaranteed t-shirt. Medals awarded to top two in the seven male and female categories. The cost is $25 after May 1st.
The event raises funds for annual youth mission trips sponsored by First Christian Church. High school students will journey to Mexico and junior high students will support efforts in Oklahoma.Information and event updatesat the 5k Facebook page @FCC5klogos small

Multisport Training Day & ABC Run
May 16 @ 8:00 am

Location: Timber Pointe, Lake Bloomington

Join the Lake Run Club, the Tri-shark Triathlon Club and Masters Swimmers at scenic Timber Pointe Outdoor Center, Lake Bloomington for a day of outdoor training. This is a great day to get some open water swim training, road runs OR trail runs, and some bike miles on the roads of rural McLean County, or any combination of the three. The events will be fairly informal, but we have a schedule of guided events listed below with varying distances for beginners and the more experienced. All proceeds benefiting Timber Pointe Outdoor Center, Easter Seals.

8:00 AM
ABC Run: 4 & 8 mile courses – This is a traditional ABC run event in that 100% of donations for the run go directly to the charity.
Trail Run: The 5K and 8K Run the Woods trail run course will be available as well.

9:00-10:30 AM
600 meter beginner swim or Long course swim – # of laps determined by each swimmer.

10:30 AM
12 mile bike or 26 mile bike.

12:00 PM
Cookout and beverages.


North Normal Block Party 5K
May 16 @ 8:00 am

Location: Normal

Block Party 5K
North Normal Block Party (Rain or Shine)
8:00 – 3:00 – 1811 N. Linden, Normal – (309) 452 – 7335

  • 5K Race/1 Mile Walk/Kid’s Fun Run – 8:00
  • Pancake and Sausage Breakfast (9:00 – 11:00)
  • Free Carnival for Kids (12:00 -3:00)
  • Free Hot Dogs (12:00-2:00)
  • Live Music
  • Inflatables Face Painting Obstacle Course
  • Games Peddle Cars Balloon Animals Door Prizes and Much Much More

All proceeds go to the Midwest Food Bank

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Tri-Point National Honor Society 5k run and 2 mile fun walk
May 17 @ 2:00 pm

Location: Cullom IL
Cost: $15

$15 by April 14th (must be received by this date) and guarantees a shirt; after April 14th $20 and no shirt guarantee

The 5k run and 2 mile fun walk is used to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Visit our website for a course map and a registration form.

Last Night for TNAM Registration
May 21 @ 5:30 pm
Knapp Burn Foundation 5k
May 23 @ 7:00 am

Location: Bloomington IL
Cost: $30

A fun 5K you can run or walk to help raise awareness and funds for The Knapp Burn Foundation, as well as burn education with the local fire departments. In addition to the 5K there will be fire trucks and demonstrations. Bring family, friends, pets are welcome too. Please share this event with everyone.

Runners will take off before walkers

Dash to the Bash
May 23 @ 9:00 am

Location: Decatur

Dash to the Bash is a 10K/5K/1ml walk fun run for all ages and fitness levels. Sponsored by Decatur Junior Welfare Association, proceeds provide shoes and athletic garments to kids in Macon County.

Registration includes race entry, shirt, drink ticket, and post race brunch. Food and entertainment provided with silent auctions and raffles before the race.

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Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
May 25 @ 7:30 am

Location: Peoria
Cost: $25.00 prior to March 31; April & May $30.00; race weekend $35.00; $5.00 discount to Veterans; $20.00 for the walk.

Race begins in lower Glen Oak Park, Peoria, and travels through Springdale Cemetery. After race party will include a picnic atmosphere. Proceeds from the event will be used for Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing’s home repair projects for Veterans in the Tri County area of Illinois. For more information contact 309-363-3737.

Heyworth Heydays 5K
May 30 @ 8:00 am

Location: Heyworth

Race is an out and back course in Heyworth (city streets). Funds go towards our Heyworth High School students that are raising money to go to a summer distance running camp in Stephens Point, Wisconsin. The students help by working during the event.

Chenoa “4 for the 4th” Run
May 30 @ 9:00 am

Location: Chenoa
Cost: $25

This annual 4 mile run or 2 mile walk benefits the Chenoa 4th of July Committee in order to purchase fireworks for our annual 4th of July show! There will be precision timing, two water stops, and post-race refreshments for race participants.

MDA Memorial 5k Fun Run for ALS
May 30 @ 9:00 am

Location: Peoria
Cost: $25

Every step you take and every mile you log advances MDA’s mission to assist families with health care services and day-to-day support, fund research breakthroughs worldwide, and fight back against dozens of life-threatening muscle diseases.
The money raised at this event stays in Central IL to help the 100 people here living with ALS. Because of you this is a very hopeful time in the race to find treatments and cures.

LRC Board Meeting
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm

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

Volition America Chicago Half Marathon and 5K
Jun 6 @ 7:00 am

Location: Chicago

Join us on June 6, 2015 at Avery Field in Chicago’s historic Grant Park for the Volition America Half Marathon & 5K. This new half marathon series is the first of its kind to honor America through running and is steeped with patriotic distinction.

A stronger America at every finish line.

This chip timed event offers scenic views along Lake Michigan and the Chicago Lakefront. Athletes will wind though landmarks such as: Museum Campus, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, McCormick Place and 31st Street Beach. After victoriously crossing the finish line you can refuel with a variety of refreshments and enjoy live entertainment in Avery Field.

Volition America is a movement built to support the personal ambition and wellness of every American. Born from the unmistakable spirit of Major Dan Rooney, it embodies the start of a better way of living—a way of improving this country we all call home. It’s about creating a life that answers to individual choices in support of personal liberty. Today, the Volition America mission is experienced through our series of half marathon events. Tomorrow, and every day forward, it’s proudly displayed as a badge of honor.

As a run club member, use the discount code: RUNCLUB15 for 15% off your Volition America race registration.

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Run for the Sun 2-15
Jun 6 @ 8:00 am

location: Washburn IL
Cost: $25

Join us for the 2nd annual ‘Run for the Sun’ race to benefit the Sun Foundation! Run for the Sun is a 4 mile trail/road run taking place at the Sun Foundation and Woodford/Marshal State Fish & Wildlife Area in rural Washburn, IL on June 6, 2015 with an 8 am start. Prizes will be awarded to the top competitors in each age bracket.

Registration fees: Early Bird: $25 (through May 9th) General: $30 (through May 31st) Late: $35 (through race day)
There will also be a noncompetitive 1 mile Fun Run option for those who want a slightly more relaxed run.
Registration fees for the fun run: $15 (includes a race t-shirt) $5 (no shirt, just fun)

All proceeds will go to support the Sun Foundation’s children’s programs.

Pick up June 5th, at Running Central 10am to 7pm or 7 am to 7:30 am day of the event at the Sun Foundation.
Emily Dawson, Race Director Sun Foundation – 1276 Sun Road, Washburn, IL Questions email Emily Dawson


Race With Your Heart
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am

Location: Eureka

Our largest fundraiser of the year!   In the past we have held our Race for the Heart in September, but beginning in 2015, it will be moved to June.   Come join us for a leisurely 2 mile walk on a flat surface around Eureka Lake or enter into one of our two competitive races; 4 mile or a 10K.   We have awards in various age classes but everyone goes home a winner because it supports the Heartline and Heart House mission.

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Rockin & Runnin 5K for Kids of St. Jude
Jun 6 @ 4:30 pm

Location: Minonk IL
cost: 5K registration fee $25.00 prior to May 15th with guarantee of shirt and $30.00 after May 15th and NO guarantee of shirt. Kids Fun Run is $10.00.

Minonk to Peoria St. Jude Runners are hosting the Rockin & Runnin 5K and Kids Fun Run for St. Jude on Sat. June 6th, 2015. Kids Fun Run begins at 4:30 PM and 5K at 5:00 PM. Registration fee includes dri-fit shirt, entry into beer tent, meal and amazing live music from Gas Road Riot and Jury’s Out until midnight! Come join us for a night of Fun and help raise money for the kids of St. Jude! Route begins and ends in downtown Minonk. Timing and Finish line provided by Lake Run Club.