Full Calendar

Neon at Night 5K Fun Run @ Student Fitness Center on Illinois State University's campus
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm

Brighten your night and join us for the Neon at Night 5K Fun Run! Participants are encouraged to wear neon colors as they run through campus at night.

Taking Steps to End Child Abuse 5k Color Run/1-mile walk @ Fairview Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am
Taking Steps to End Child Abuse 5k Color Run/1-mile walk @ Fairview Park

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM: check-in begins.
10:00 AM: balloon release.
10:15 AM: 1-mile walk start.
10:30 AM: 5k start.

The annual race is in memory of young Jack and Duncan Leichtenberg of LeRoy, victims of the 2009 murder-suicide by their father after he failed to return them to their mother from a visit.
Please join us on Saturday, April 27th for our 9th annual run/walk to help change lives. All proceeds from the race go to the Family Visitation Center, the only one of its kind in the McLean County area. The center provides a safe, neutral, child-friendly environment for supervised visitation and exchanges for families where there is an active order of protection in place.

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

Five distances:

  • 4.37 mile run (7K)
  • 4.37 mile competitive walk (7K)
  • 7.44 mile run (12k)
  • 1/2 marathon (13.1 mile)
  • 3 mile walk
  • Map of Lake Run Courses

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
  • 4.37 mile competitive walk: overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards (No age group for this event)

Partial proceeds from this event will benefit local charities.

Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen
May 11 @ 8:00 am
Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen

Please join us for the Run for the Fallen Half Marathon Run, 5k Run/Walk, and 3k Run/Walk by honoring and supporting Gold Star Families and our Fallen Heroes. All races will be held primarily within three beautiful Winnebago County Forest Preserves; Kishwaukee, Blackhawk Springs and Espenschied. Much of the half marathon is on trails ranging from grassy double-track to twisting and technical single-track. The remainder is on paved roads and paths. The 5k Run/Walk utilizes a mix of paved and gravel. The 3K Run/Walk utilizes paved roads. Both races traverse a stretch of private property that is only open to registered racers on the day of the race. Scenic, well-marked, and with plenty of aid stations, these two events are ideal for first timers, but can also be a challenging race for experienced trail runners. Both courses will be supported and remain open for four hours, 8 AM to noon. The Gold Star Mission is a nonprofit organization that seeks to Honor and Support Gold Star Families by preserving the memory of our Fallen Heroes through service to others in need.

Oneida Greig Memorial Library 5K Run/Walk @ Greig Memorial Library
May 11 @ 8:00 am

Flat and fun race through the streets of Oneida. Held rain or shine.
Free kids block race following 5k.
Restrooms available. Drinks and snacks served after race.
All proceeds go to support the Greig Memorial Library.
$50 gift card and medal awarded to first male and female finisher.

Downloadable Entry Form

Bridge the Gap to Health Race @ Clat Adams Park
May 18 @ 8:00 am
Bridge the Gap to Health Race @ Clat Adams Park

The Bridge the Gap to Health Race is in its 19th year. There will be a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon for our competitive runners, along with a 5k leisure walk and the Paul Arndt Kids Fun Run for families.

HeyDays 5K @ Heyworth Library Parking Lot
May 18 @ 8:00 am

This is a fundraiser for our high school cross country team to attend a long distance running camp located at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

Registration Form

Springdale Salute 5k Run to Benefit Veterans @ Lower Glen Oak Park
May 27 @ 8:00 am

5th ANNUAL Springdale Salute – Memorial Day 5K Run/1 mile walk.
Start time: 7:45 a.m. Begins at lower Glen Oak Park, Peoria Il; route goes through Springdale Cemetery, passing Soldiers Hill.
Fees are: Before April 30 – $25.00
May – $30.00
Race Weekend – $35.00
$5.00 discount for Veterans.
Awards 1st & 2nd place in each age category.
Packet pick up: Friday, May 24 10:00 a.m.-600 p.m. at Running Central, 311 SW Water Street, or race day, May 27 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
1 Mile walk fee: $20.00.
Proceeds from the event will benefit IVFCH home repair projects for Veterans.

Jog for Joey 5k @ El Paso-Gridley High School
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am
Jog for Joey 5k @ El Paso-Gridley High School

This is our 3rd annual Jog For Joey 5k Run/Walk. Joey Gardner was a 2016 graduate of EPGHS who passed away suddenly in 2017 from ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia). Joey had an impact on the community before his passing through his humble, kind spirit, and love for all those he encountered. All funds raised from this race support The Joey Gardner Memorial Scholarship Fund.

2nd Annual River Bottom Country Runs
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am


Three challenging race lengths: 5K, 10K and 8 miles ~ all in the country with beautiful scenery and to test your strength.

You will be rewarded with beer, bananas and donuts! All proceeds to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.