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Miller Park Zoo Stampede @ Miller Park Zoo
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am
Miller Park Zoo Stampede @ Miller Park Zoo

5k run, 3k walk, and Fun Run (¼ mile for children 10 and under).

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 overall male and female, as well as 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female in each age category.

Bib/shirt Pickup is available from 4:00PM-6:00PM Friday and 8:00AM-9:15AM race morning at the Miller Park Pavilion.

Printable 2019 Zoo Stampede registration form

St. Patrick’s Day 5K @ Bloomington VFW
Mar 17 @ 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 race course was near the Schooners Eatery for many years, but was moved to its current location in 1994.

The post-race takes place at the VFW Hall Post 454 in Bloomington.
  • Early Packet Pick-Up: 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Saturday, March 16 at the Bloomington VFW Post 454
  • Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Bloomington VFW Post 454

Proceeds will be donated to Veterans Helping Veterans.




33rd Annual Lori’s Walleye Run 5K @ Hall High School
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am

Certified course with splits every mile. Electronically timed. Water stops on course. Traffic control on paved city streets. Course has several rolling hills. A performance wear unisex quarter zip pullover is guaranteed only to pre-registered participants (postmarked on or before 3/14/19). Awards to overall top male and female and top three male and female in 16 age groups starting at 9 and under, up to 80 and over (5 year age groups on all others, i.e. 30-34, 35-39, etc.)

Paper registration form

Run for the Library @ Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am

10K run and 5K run/walk through the beautiful Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve. The course is a 5K loop. 10K participants will run it twice.

Spring Chance BQ.2 Marathon @ Fabyan Forest Preserve
Apr 13 @ 6:30 am
Spring Chance BQ.2 Marathon @ Fabyan Forest Preserve

Take the best shot at qualifying for Boston with an experienced race team whose goal is to do everything possible to get you and a small group of other runners to the starting line in Hopkinton. With a multi-loop, fast, flat, and scenic course, the Spring Chance BQ.2 provides runners with the best chance at qualifying for Boston.

7th Annual Run for Respect 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk @ Pontiac Township High School
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

JOIN US! Help us Spread The Word To End The Word by replacing the r-word with the NEW r-word: RESPECT! All proceeds from the Run for Respect benefit Pontiac Township High School’s Special Olympics and Peers In Action programs.
This year’s theme is ROCK RESPECT!

RACE: Accurately measured, chip-timed, flat 5K which begins and ends at Pontiac Township High School.
– 5K starts at 10:00am and 1 mile walk starts after the 5K runners take off (on the high school track).
– Water stop at mile 2.

AWARDS: 5K, overall male/female, male/female age groups.

REFRESHMENTS: Light refreshments provided.

REGISTRATION/ENTRY: 5K and Fun Run participants registering by 4/5/2019 will receive a dry-blend T-shirt. No guarantees for shirts after 4/5/2019.
Adult 5K/1 mile run $20.00 (nonrefundable)
Students 5K/1 mile run $10.00, includes college students (nonrefundable)
– $25.00 same day registration for all
​- $2.00 discount for Lake Run Club Members
Team : Come as a team (3 or more) and earn special recognition and a team plaque! ​

Paper registration form

Lake Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
May 4 @ 8:30 am

$2 discount for LRC members
$1 discount for Illinois Valley Striders, Starved Rock Runners, Springfield Road Runner, Decatur Running Club, and Second Wind

Four distances:

More details:

  • Course is flat to gently rolling around Lake Bloomington
  • Footpounder classes, Male and Female
  • Chip Timing by itsracetime.com
    • Your results stream live online in real time
  • Finishers medals for 1/2 marathon participants

Partial proceeds from this event will benefit local charities.

Park to Park @ Miller Park Zoo
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am

This inter-city race starts on Wood Street near Miller Park in Bloomington, east on Wood Street, then north on Main Street, through downtown Bloomington, turns west on Gregory, then north on the Constitution Trail to The Corn Crib in Normal. View Park to Park Course Map.

The race originated in 1985 as the Intercity 10K. After two years the race was changed to a 5 mile run. For years, the 5 mile run was a little longer than 5 miles. In 1993, the Lake Run club began organizing the event and made the 5 mile course accurate.

Packet Pickup and In-Person Registration:
July 3rd: 4-7 pm at Often Running
July 4th: 6-7 am at Miller Park Pavilion

Shuttle Service:
Shuttle service is available between the Corn Crib and Miller Park. Prior to the race, buses will leave the Corn Crib beginning at 5:45 and ending at 6:15. After the race concludes, buses will leave the Corn Crib up through the Awards Ceremony.



Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk @ Warrensburg-Latham High School
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am
Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk @ Warrensburg-Latham High School

Saturday, July 27, 2019. $30 entry fee for 5K run/walk and $15 entry fee for kids fun run payable to the VILLAGE OF WARRENSBURG (mail in advance to Tricia Campbell at 755 E. North Street, Warrensburg, IL 62573) or pay on race day.

Race begins at 8am. Packet pick-up and race day registration begins at 7:15 am at the Warrensburg-Latham High School (WLHS). Free t-shirt to all participants (while available), food and beverages provided after the event, water stop provided along the route. Route will be an out-and-back beginning and ending at WLHS.

HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ McLean County Fairgrounds Interstate Center
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am
HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ McLean County Fairgrounds Interstate Center

Come preview the McLean County Fair with a 5K run or 1 mile family walk in, out, and around the fairgrounds. Race is Sunday before the fair, with McLean County Fair officially starting on July 31, 2019. Come and enjoy pork burgers and other great eats available after the race!

Event Cost:

5K: $25.00 – Pre-register by July 15, 2019 and receive four (4) McLean County Fair tickets, t-shirt and goody bag. $30.00 after July 15, 2019 and on race day (t-shirt if available).

1 Mile Walk: $20.00 – Pre-register by July 15, 2019 and receive two (2) McLean County Fair tickets, t-shirt and goody bag. $25.00 after July 15, 2019 and on race day ( t-shirt if available).

Packet pick up on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 3-5 pm at the fair and on Sunday July 28, 2019 from 7-7:45 am before the race. Enter from south parking lot off Route 9. All proceeds support McLean County youth. By partnering with us, you’re helping increase our youth’s development and leadership skills which they learn through the fair.

To be a sponsor, contact McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation, 2242 Westgate Drive Bloomington, IL 61705 or email mcfair5k@gmail.com.

Paper registration form