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46th Annual Lincoln-Douglas Runs @ Metamora Township High School
Jun 23 @ 7:30 am

46th Annual Lincoln – Douglas 3 mile & 8 mile runs and a half mile kids fun run. The 3 mile & 8 mile runs start in front of MTCO at 7:30 am and finishes at the historic Metamora Courthouse. Kid Fun Run for 12 and under starts at 8:00am and is free for all participants. 

CHECK-IN: Runners are to pick up their numbers or register at Metamora Twp. HS from 6:30 to 7:15 AM. 

FACILITIES: Restrooms and shower facilities will be provided at Metamora Twp. High School. 

This race is part of the LRC circuit race series.


Robert’s Run for Dyslexia 5K @ Maquet's Rail House
Jun 23 @ 7:30 am
Robert's Run for Dyslexia 5K @ Maquet's Rail House | Pekin | Illinois | United States

In 2014, a motivated 17 year old, Robert Lawrence, started Robert’s Run for Dyslexia as his Eagle Scout project. The 5K/1 mile walk/kids fun run event is geared to educate the community and spread awareness. Robert was diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade and was tutored at the Center in fourth grade for 2 years. He credits the Center and his tutor for significantly impacting his life.

Robert has since achieved many successes! Robert graduated high school as a member of The National Honor Society. He ran varsity cross country for Pekin High School and was a singer-dancer for “The Notables” Pekin Show Chorus. Currently he is attending college and plays an important role on the board of DAN as a student representative, and stays very active in fundraising for the Center that is dedicated to serving students like him.

All money raised goes to a scholarship fund built to assist families with tuition for tutoring.

Packet pickup (two locations):
Wednesday June 20, 2018 10am-noon
Dyslexia Awareness Network Learning Center
Thursday June 21, 2018 4-6pm
2900 W. Lake Ave, Peoria, IL (Lower Level)
Running Central Downtown Peoria.

Award medals given after race.

  • Kids fun run: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals
  • Overall male and female winner
  • Age group awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place:
    18 & under

Printable race entry form: Registration Handout 2018

5K Freedom Fun Run @ 5K Freedom Fun Run
Jun 30 @ 7:30 am

Kick off your Independence Day weekend with this patriotic themed 5K. This down and back course will wind through the woods of Lake Lou Yaeger and pass by two water stations. This event is electronically timed.

2018 Adult Registration Form

Downs Freedom 5K @ Tri Valley Middle School
Jun 30 @ 7:30 am
Downs Freedom 5K @ Tri Valley Middle School | Downs | Illinois | United States

The Downs Freedom 5K is an AWESOME local small town race, bringing the community together for a fun filled day of running (or walking)! Whether you’re looking for a new PR (this course is the FLATTEST 5k around!) or you’re looking for a family friendly experience, this 5K is for YOU! We have a ton of new things planned for 2018 – you DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS 5K!!!

Download PDF Flier

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.



Running Over MSA 5K @ Twin Rocks Farm
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am
Running Over MSA 5K @ Twin Rocks Farm | Chatsworth | Illinois | United States

The “Running Over MSA 5K” Run/Walk will be held on a Cross-Country Course, which will be partially through the prairies and partially through the woods.

100% of the proceeds from the “Running Over MSA 5K” will go to The MSA Coalition.
The Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Coalition® is a 501(c)3 charitable organization devoted to a four pillar mission:

  • Supporting patients and caregivers affected by multiple system atrophy
  • Educating patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals
  • Financing and encouraging meaningful research toward identifying a cause and finding a cure for MSA
  • Advocating for issues important to the MSA community, including creating greater awareness

All paid “Running Over MSA 5K” participants will receive an Event T-Shirt, Lunch Voucher, and Swag Bag (while supplies last). Additional T-Shirts and event decals will be available for purchase at the registration table, the day of the event. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 Male and top 3 Female finishers and the top male and female finishers will receive a $25 gift card to Fleet Feet Sports of Bloomington.

A light lunch will be available for all “Running Over MSA 5K” participants. More information on the lunch will be provided at a later date.

Download PDF Race App

Dog Days 5k @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm

5k run/walk – out and back course. 

Great tees and food and drink after!

Shirt Choices:

  • Small – XXLarge
  • W-XSmall – W-XLarge
  • No shirt option available

Download PDF Dog Days 5K Race App

Fisherman’s Trail 7.5k Trail Race @ Fisherman's Trail
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am

Race will be held at Fisherman’s Trail, Evergreen Lake, Hudson IL.

The course is 100% trail (hard pack dirt single track for the most part). The course provides a little something for trail runners of all experiences. This event is designed to be a great opportunity to introduce trail running to those interested and looking for the perfect event to jump in and get your shoes dirty. The course will be approximately 5 miles.

There will be race day registration.

NOTE: All pre-registrants (by 6/23) will get a shirt AND their choice of Shady Hollow socks OR a Shady Hollow buff. Race day registrants will NOT get a shirt but WILL get their choice of socks OR a buff. Shirt size selection below. Socks/buffs do not need to be indicated on the registration form but will be available at packet pickup.

All profits from Shady Hollow events go to good causes.

Directions to follow.

The Glo Run Chicago @ The Glo Run Chicago
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm

The Chicago Glo Run is our famous run for those who like to take selfies in front of everything. The Glo Run is a night time 5k thru a Neon Luau themed glowing wonder world of a course. You will be taking selfies galore in front of huge glowing pineapples, giant glowing luau dancers, light shows and more.

Fit America Half Marathon 10k & 5k
Jul 21 @ 7:30 am

AMITA Health sponsored half marathon 5k & 10k