Full Calendar

Danvers Days Neon Nights 5K @ Olympia North Elementary
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm

Evening 5K with plenty of glow sticks and etc for all to enjoy!

Colfax End of Summer Celebration 5K @ Octavia Park
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am

This 5K Fun Run is a non-timed event that will be run throughout the town of Colfax. It is being held in conjunction with the ‘End of Summer Celebration’ which will be going on all day in the town. All proceeds from the run will go to the Colfax Restoration Project, a project to spruce up and beautify the town of Colfax. The town pool will be open and free admission, arts and crafts, games, a dinner at the town park in the evening, live music and finally fireworks at dusk.

End of Summer Celebration Registration Form

Emden ALS Awareness 5K @ Stag-R-Inn
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am
Emden ALS Awareness 5K @ Stag-R-Inn | Emden | Illinois | United States

The ALS 5K begins and ends at the Stag-R-Inn. This is our 7th Annual run.  We have averaged around 350 participants for every race. As part of the entrance fee you will receive a race shirt, a drink ticket good for a soft drink or beer from the Stag-R, a meal which includes pulled pork, sloppy joe, chips, cookies, and a drink. There is also a silent auction/raffle, 50/50 drawing, a bags tournament, and a DJ during the event. A medal is awarded to the top male and female runners. Prizes are awarded to the top 3 male and female runners in seven age categories.

ALS 5k Printable Race Entry Form

Painful Elimination @ Evergreen Lake/COMLARA Park
Aug 25 @ 6:00 am

15 Hour elimination run. Also makes a great training run if your not up to going 15 hours. 4.25 mile loops. Go to the event sign up page for a full description.


Get Your 6.6 on Route 66! @ Get Your 6.6 on Route 66!
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am

At 8 am on Saturday, August 25, 2018, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 5th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. All proceeds will go to local projects. Favorites such as the pre-race shot of pure maple sirup and commemorative shot glasses, awesome t-shirts, and post-race food, drinks, and entertainment on the square will be back. Also returning will be Ruby’s Rescue & Retreat with adoptable dogs and puppies, a classic car show, and a team trivia event (with a $100 gift card to Bloomington Meats for the winning team!). New this year: face painting by the Zoo Lady and all music performed LIVE by local musicians! See the race webpage for more details.

Pontiac 5K for United Way @ Caterpillar
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am

Run or walk the 4th annual 5K for United Way that starts and ends at Caterpillar in Pontiac and winds through 4H Park.

Dawson Lake Dash 5K @ Moraine View State Park
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am

The Dawson Lake Dash is a 3.1 mile road race around the rolling hills of Dawson Lake in scenic Moraine View State Park in LeRoy, Illinois. All race proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Central Illinois.

Awards for overall male and female winners and 1st – 5th place men and women in ten year age groups.


River Run
Sep 1 @ 7:30 am
River Run @ Rockford | Illinois | United States

Event featuring a half marathon, 5k, 3k wheel-a-thon, and Kid’s Zone.

IVS Bridge to Bridge 4 Mile Run @ Running Central
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am
IVS Bridge to Bridge 4 Mile Run @ Running Central | Peoria | Illinois | United States

Since it’s inaugural running in 2012, the Bridge to Bridge 4 mile race has become one of the more popular events in the area.

IVS Bridge to Bridge starts on Water Street, outside Running Central (311 SW Water St, Floor 1, Peoria, Illinois 61602), at 7:00 am, and goes over the Bob Michel Bridge, tours the Downtown East Peoria Levee District, and then returns to Peoria over the Cedar Street Bridge, and finishes back at Running Central. 

All water on the course at water stations, at start, and at finish, is reverse osmosis water!

Packet pick up will be at Running Central Saturday, Sept 1., from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Race day, Sept 3, late registration and last minute packet pick up will be from 5:45 am to 6:45 am at Running Central.

IVS Member Discount Code available at www.ivs.org. IVS Member log in required. 

IVS Bridge to Bridge Run is an IVS Grand Prix Series race.

Spor-tek sweat wick T-shirt not guaranteed for registrations after August 31.

Awards: The top finishing man and women will receive an engraved trophy! Acrylic plaques for 1st, 2nd, 3rd finishers will be given to M & F in AGs: 0-14, 1, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Awards presentation will start about 8:30 at the CEFCU Center Stage, 200 NE Water St,

Post race party is at CEFCU Stage after finishing the race.
Food will be served immediately!
Biaggis pasta, chicken with white sauce and vegetarian red sauce both with bread on the side.
Water,energy drinks and beer to drink!
Assorted snack foods and cookies to finish off with.

36th Annual Polka Pace Race and Polka Dot Fun Run
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am

The Polka Pace Race is a 5K run through the streets of Havana, including a jaunt through our scenic Riverfront Park and down our historic brick streets. The race begins and ends in the downtown area on Main Street. The Polka Pace Race route is a U.S.A. Track and Field certified course.

Along with the Polka Pace Race there will be a 1mile Polka Dot Fun Run for children 10 and under.

2018 will mark the 36th annual running of the Polka Pace Race, the race is held during Havana’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, which offers an assortment of activities for the entire family. For more information on the Polka Pace Race or Oktoberfest, please visit the Havana’s Chamber of Commerce at www.scenichavana.com or Mason District Hospital at www.masondistricthospital.org

Registration Forms at www.scenichavana.com and www.masondistricthospital.org
Online Registration at https://www.itsyourrace.com

Event details and schedule (Walkers and Strollers are welcome)

• Entry fee includes: Race registration, race bag, gift, long sleeve race shirt, beer ticket for over 21.
• Early Registration – Now thru August 24, 2018 – Cost: $25.00
• Late Registration – August 25, 2018 thru September 8, 2018 – Cost $35.00

Cash prizes for top 3 finishers both male and female. ($50, $25, $10)
Glass pint drinking glasses for top 3 finishers both male and female age groups.
Prizes for top 3 finishers in Polka Dot 10 and under Fun Run.

Packet Pickup – September 6, 2018 from 3:00 pm 6:00 pm at Mason District Hospital’s Main Lobby and Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:30 am until 7:30 am downtown Main Street.

Running Event Times
• Local High School Cross Country runners begin at 7:30 am
• 5K Race begins at 8:00 am
• Walkers begins at 8:05 am,
• Fun Run begins at approximately 9:00 am,

Timing by J3 Timing, Times will be posted at Awards following the race.

Music/Photo Ops

Awards will be immediately following the race under the tent on the corner of Main and Plum.