Full Calendar

Mar
25
Sat
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.

 

 
 
 
 
Penguin in the Park @ Fairview Park
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its 12th anniversary on March 25, 2017! The Penguin, John Bingham, will be making his only public appearance in 2017 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 will once again include the 300 meter “Penguin Dash” for the younger penguins 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. Penguin Dash 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.

PDF Race Application 

Mar
28
Tue
Tuesday Night Trail Run @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm

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. Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages. Make it an adventure to look forward to each week!

Fee: Free, donations appreciated. No registration required.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – get directions.

Mar
30
Thu
LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm

Warmer weather and longer days means it’s time to get back to the lake! Run with us at Lake Bloomington from March 16 – November 2!

We run from the park near Green Gables, most starting at 5:30 pm. The 4.37 mile “Loop” course is most popular, especially this early in the season. But the “Dog Days” 5K is popular too, or even the 2 mile route to Carver’s Corner and back. Whatever suits your current training plan. All paces are welcome, including walkers.

Don’t miss the once a month Thirsty Thursday when we’ll provide free draft beer at Green Gables after the run. And, for one lucky runner, a fabulous door prize.

Thirsty Thursdays

  • March 16
  • April 6 – The new race directors of the Lake Run, Julie Whittenburg and Caitlin Harrison, will be present to accept votes and suggestions for the beers that will be served after the Lake Run! 
Apr
1
Sat
Lincoln Presidential Half @ Lincoln Presidential Half
Apr 1 @ 7:30 am

Run Where Lincoln Walked
On April 1, 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, visit www.lincolnhalf.com

2016 Rails to Trails Bare Bones 10K @ Rock Island Trail - Alta Rd. Trailhead
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am

A 10K Run/Walk along the beautiful Rock Island Trail. Participants will receive a race specific short sleeve shirt. Participants will also receive light snacks after the race at the Alta Rd. Trailhead parking lot.

Directions

  • To access the Alta trailhead, take Interstate 74 to State Route 6 and head northeast for 5.5 miles. Take Exit 5 and turn north onto Allen Road. About 0.4 miles ahead, follow the main traffic flow to the left, as the road westward becomes Alta Lane/West Alta Road/County Highway 21. The trailhead is a half-mile ahead, on the right.
  • To reach the midway trailhead from I-74, take SR 6 north to Exit 2/US 150. Turn right at the exit and travel west on US 150 for just shy of a half-mile. Take SR 91 north through the towns of Dunlap and Princeville, for about 19 miles, and then turn right on County Line Road. The trailhead is on the right in a half-mile.
  • To access the Toulon trailhead from I-74, take Exit 71 to SR 78 north for 17 miles and turn right on SR 17. Follow it for just over 4 miles, through Toulon to the trailhead on the left, just east of town.

 

Run for the Library @ Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am
  • 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk
  • Proceeds support the Friends of the Mahomet Public Library and the Rotary Club of Mahomet
  • Registration opens January 1, 2017
Apr
4
Tue
LRC Board Meeting @ Jesse's Grill - Marriott Hotel
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm

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

Lake Run Club 2017 Board Meeting Dates

  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 9
  • June 6
  • August 8
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
Tuesday Night Trail Run @ Sugar Grove Nature Center  in Funks Grove
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm

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. Snacks and water are provided, and you are encouraged to bring other beverages. Make it an adventure to look forward to each week!

Fee: Free, donations appreciated. No registration required.

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of Bloomington, IL – get directions.

Apr
6
Thu
LRC Thursday Spring/Summer Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm

Warmer weather and longer days means it’s time to get back to the lake! Run with us at Lake Bloomington from March 16 – November 2!

We run from the park near Green Gables, most starting at 5:30 pm. The 4.37 mile “Loop” course is most popular, especially this early in the season. But the “Dog Days” 5K is popular too, or even the 2 mile route to Carver’s Corner and back. Whatever suits your current training plan. All paces are welcome, including walkers.

Don’t miss the once a month Thirsty Thursday when we’ll provide free draft beer at Green Gables after the run. And, for one lucky runner, a fabulous door prize.

Thirsty Thursdays

  • March 16
  • April 6 – The new race directors of the Lake Run, Julie Whittenburg and Caitlin Harrison, will be present to accept votes and suggestions for the beers that will be served after the Lake Run!