Captain Ryan A. Beaupre Memorial 5k
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am

Location: Bloomington IL
Cost $35

Memorial 5k race around IWU’s campus to raise money for a scholarship fund.

Heartland Harvest 5K Run/1K Walk
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am

Location: Normal

The Heartland Harvest 5K takes advantage of the campus’s beautiful fall scenery and leads runners/walkers through Heartland Community College’s Normal Campus to the Corn Crib and back, finishing with a celebration and awards on the campus quad. Money raised through sponsorships and registration fees support the Heartland Community College Foundation scholarship program.

Download PDF Race Application

Defender Dash 5K and Family Fun Run
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am

Location: Streator

Family Fun Run is a quarter of a mile fun run (not timed) for kids and families beginning at 9:30am. 5K race will be timed by J3 Timing and begins at 10:00am. Come join us!

Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary 6th Annual Oktoberfest 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm

Location: Bloomington

Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary Presents: 6th Annual Oktoberfest Run (5K Run and 1 Mile Walk)
Sunday, October 11th, 2015

  • Check-In: 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Start Time for 5K Run & 1-mile Walk: 1:00pm

1750 GE Road, Bloomington
(North side of GE Road between Veterans Parkway & Hershey Street)

Early Packet Pick-up will be available
Saturday, October 10th: 4pm- 6pm at Fleet Feet Sports
(105 Krispy Kreme Drive, #5; Bloomington)


  • By Mail: (fill out bottom of flyer) – Download Race Application
  • Online: Register
  • At Fleet Feet Sports: during early packet pick-up
  • In person: the day of the event (11:30am – 12:30pm)

Oktoberfest 2015 Registration Form

Friends of EverBloom 5K Road Race
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am

Location: Bloomington IL
Cost: $25

Start/Finish Line at the COMLARA Park Swimming Beach parking lot. Race is done on 99% pavement and 1% gravel.
MEN 19 AND UNDER, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50 AND OVER
WOMEN 19 AND UNDER, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50 AND OVER
AFTERWARDS: Food & Awards
REGISTRATON: Pre-Register by on-line at, mail or in person at McLean County Parks Visitor Center at COMLARA Park OR Day Of Registration will be available until 8:30 a.m.New FOE Logo

Grove Gator Run 5k/1 mile walk
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am

Location: Normal IL
Cost: %15

5k Fun Run and 1 mile walk to benefit the Grove Elementary PTO

Run 4 Babies 5K
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am

Location: Urbana IL
Cost: $30

Enjoy 2 laps around the lake in Crystal Lake Park in Urbana, Illinois, home of the University of Illinois, in support of the Living Alternatives pregnancy resource center in Champaign. The relatively flat course creates a good opportunity for a personal record, while allowing runners to improve their strategy by repeating the same course at the halfway point. This is the first in a circuit of races planned for Living Alternatives’ pregnancy resource centers throughout Illinois and Indiana.

Age groups are 5-year brackets, beginning with 14 & Under, all the way up to 70 & Above. Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each bracket, as well as to the top overall male & female finishers.Run 4 Babies 2015 Logo

The Snyder Shriner 5k Walk/Run
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am

Location: Bloomington

A competitive timed 5K with a walk option starting at 9:00 am. There will be an after party at The Double Tree Hotel with award to top finisher and fund raising team and individuals. Proceeds will go to The Shriner’s Hospitals.

Volunteers needed! Contact Tracy for more information.


Peoria Marathon & River City Races
Oct 18 @ 7:00 am

Location: Peoria

The is a multi-race event in Peoria, IL that hosts 5 events and benefits St. Jude Runs. The races include a 1.2 mile youth run, 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, and a USATF Certified Marathon.

Participants will receive various items for registering including a finisher’s medals based on which race they run.

Age group awards are available. 2015-Peoria-Marathon-logo

Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: Normal IL
Cost: $15


Illinois State University invites you to participate in the 2015 Town and Gown 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk as part of Homecoming 2015! The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk is back for a third year and is perfect for runners, run/walkers, and walkers of all ages! Register by October 8 to get the early-bird rate and to be guaranteed a dri-fit race shirt.

When: 8 a.m., Saturday, October 24
5k entry fee: $15 for all ages, includes dri-fit race shirt and goodie bag
After October 8, the entry fee will increase to $20 for all ages.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Entry Fee: $10 for all ages; runners, run/walkers, and walkers are welcome. Participants will receive dri-fit race shirt and goodie bag. There is no charge for small children in strollers.

A full list of Homecoming events at!

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5 K-9
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am

Location: Bloomington 


Course: Union Park to Tipton Trails (formerly GE Park)

All proceeds go toward the rescue and rehoming of abandoned, neglected and abused dogs.

Download PDF Race Flyer

Heart of the Eagles 5k
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm

Location: Bloomington

The Heart of the Eagles 5k is a run with the purpose of raising funds for Evans Jr. High School. The money raised will be used for students to connect with our community through learning opportunities, service projects, and field trips not possible with current funding. This event brings the school and community together, and it allows Evans Jr. High School students and staff to show their dedication to both their school and community. The course has also been adjusted for accuracy.

Dusk To Dark 5K Run/Walk & Kids Activities
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm


  • Accurately measured 5K run/walk
  • Glow stick lighting
  • Runners start at 6:00pm with walkers following
  • Free childcare during the race
  • Stroller runners welcome


  • 4:30-6:00
  • Fun run held at 5:45 (approximately 1/4 mile)
  • All kids receive a medal
  • Halloween themed games
  • Trunk-n-Treating

Best Costume Gets a Prize!

Packet pick-up: October 24th starting at 4pm at Mulberry School. Please spread the word – your friends and family may still register for the race on Saturday. Please note: T-Shirts are only guaranteed to those who registered by October 16th .

About the Race:

  • Start and finish at Mulberry School 1101 Douglas St Normal
  • Most of race is on Constitution trail
  • ccurately measured course, mostly flat, with a few rolling hills
  • unners start at 6pm (walkers start shortly after)
  • Kids’ Fun Run held approximately at 5:45pm
  • Water stop on course, Strollers welcome
  • Awards will be given for the following categories: Best Adult Costume, All Kids’ Fun Run participants, Top 3 male and female overall finishers, Top teen finisher, Top age 12 and under finisher
  • All proceeds (rain or shine) are donated to Mulberry School.
  • There are portable restrooms and a drinking fountain at the turn-around in Rosa Parks Commons.

The Race Director may delay or cancel the event if the conditions on race day are unsafe. In the event of a cancellation, no refunds of the entry fee or any other costs in connection with the event will be given.

View race course map


St. Mary’s 5k Chili Crusade
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm

Location: Bloomington

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 24th, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm at St. Mary’s Chili Cook off, located at the McLean County Fair grounds, West Expo Building. On site packet pick up, Sunday October 25th from 11:45 am-12:45 pm (prior to the race).

  • 1 Free admission to the 7th Annual Chili Cook Off when you pick up your packet (children 13 and under are free)
  • Timing provided by The Lake Run Club
  • Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s School

Awards: Top Age Group Finishers Male/Female
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, and 60+

GREAT Post Race Party!
Chili, Hot dogs and MORE!!!!
PDF Registration Form

Race the Dead
Oct 30 @ 5:53 pm

Location: Towanda

Race the Dead…if you Dare!


Ghost Chase 5k run and 1 mile walk
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am

Location: Chillicothe
Cost $20

Accurate, flat and fast 5k course. We encourage costumes for the 1 mile walk. Unique awards will be given to overall, age group winners and best costume winners. Refreshments after the race as well as drink tickets.
A motorcycle scavenger hunt/poker ride will be held in conjunction with the race. Proceeds benefit the IVC Band program.

Canal Connection
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am

Location: Utica

Point to point.  Featuring a downhill slope for the first .75 mile stretch. Runners will then enter the I-M Canal Towpath and run the next approx. 4.2 miles on a flat, unpaved surface (crushed limestone). Race finishes on a paved street near the elementary school in Utica, IL. Split times at each mile along the course. 2 water stations will be available with ambulance crews covering the entire course.

PDF Race Application
$2.00 discount for members of: Starved Rock Runners, Ltd., Lake Run Club, Illinois Valley Striders & Springfield Road Runner Club


Sugar Creek PTO – Cheetah Run
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm

Location: Bloomington

This will be Sugar Creek Elementary’s 4th annual walk/run event. All proceeds go to the Sugar Creek PTO. The 10K, 5K and 1 Mile course is open to the public for participation. The event will be held at Tipton Trails Park in Bloomington, IL. Participants are invited to wear their Halloween costumes from the day before.

1st place male and 1st place female awards provided for the following 5K and 10K categories:

  • Sugar Creek Kindergarten and 1st Grade
  • Sugar Creek 2nd and 3rd Grade
  • Sugar Creek 4th and 5th Grade
  • Non-Sugar Creek Kindergarten and 1st Grade
  • Non-Sugar Creek 2nd and 3rd Grade
  • Non-Sugar Creek 4th and 5th Grade
  • 12-14 years old
  • 15-19 years old
  • 20-29 years old
  • 30-39 years old
  • 40-49 years old
  • 50-59 years old
  • 60+ years old


Nov 7 @ 9:00 am

Location: Lincoln IL
Cost: $35

This Race will benefit our Local VFW Post 1756 Veterans Relief Fund. Fund’s used specifically to help with the needs of the Veterans.

Each Participant will bring their own “Ruck” backpack with non perishable goods to donate to the local food pantries after the event is finished.
This event will take place on the wilderness trails and is to give the participants a feel of what the military is like.

The online registration should be up and running by Monday September 21.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am

Location: Normal IL

The Arthritis Foundation’s long-running Jingle Bell Run is a festive race that helps champion arthritis research and brings people from all walks of life together, to say Yes to furthering a great cause. This annual event is a fun way to get out, get moving and raise funds and awareness. Whether you prefer to walk or run, wear your ugly Christmas sweater or tie jingle bells to your shoes, this 5K is sure to spread smiles, holiday cheer and a winning spirit.

Another Stupid Event
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm

Tentative November ASE. More details to come!




Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile
Nov 26 @ 8:30 am

Location: Canton, IL

Earn your pie, and help your community. Run or walk with family and friends this Thanksgiving. All proceeds go to those who cannot afford Y memberships or programs. Kids, adults, families, and individuals of all fitness levels are welcome!

PDF Race Application

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LRC Board Meeting
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

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

Santa Hustle 5k Chicago
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am

Santa Claus is comin’, and is running to your town! Join us and many of your Santa friends at the Santa Hustle Chicago 5k on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

See Chicago unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the streets and paths of the lakefront. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas images, and so much more, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. It is bound to be a Christmas tradition you do with your family and friends year after year.

And to make your jingle tingle, NEW for Santa Hustle this year includes a dri-fit half-zip along with the Santa Hat and Beard.

So, if you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an epic after party at Navy Pier then grab your favorite friends and family, get in the holiday spirit, and make your way to the Santa Hustle 5k!


Da Deer Run Run 8K
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am

Location: Comlara Park, Hudson

8K run. The Deer Run Run is held at Comlara County Park. The euro-style cross country run will take you on scenic trails, through streams, up and down hills, and over barriers while allowing you to see nature and wildlife up close.

PDF Race Application