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Robert’s Run for Dyslexia 5K @ Maquet's Rail House - Race Start/Finish
Jun 22 @ 7:30 am
Robert's Run for Dyslexia 5K @ Maquet's Rail House - Race Start/Finish

Robert Lawrence, a former cross country runner, started this race as his Eagle Scout project in 2014. He wanted to give back to the learning center that helped him overcome his reading, spelling, and writing difficulties. He graduated high school in 2016 with high honors and earned a spot in the National Honor Society. This fall he is transferring to U of I for environmental sustainability from his junior college. Robert continues to promote this race and wants to spread awareness of dyslexia and inform the community that it affects up to 1 in 5 people. These students are brilliant and smart, but need a different way of learning. Specific training is needed for students with dyslexia to learn and overcome their difficulties. Unfortunately these are not services you will see in the school system. The Dyslexia Awareness Network provides one-on-one trained tutors for these students. This annual race benefits a scholarship fund to help families with tutoring costs. Robert and DAN are excited for Robert’s Run 6th year!

Race registration: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22557/roberts-run-for-dyslexia

Start/finish at Maquet’s Rail House
After party same location

Maquet’s Rail House
221 Curt St. Pekin, IL 61554
Parking in rear of building.
Date: June 22, 2019

$15 students (18 & younger)
$30 adults
$25 virtual race: can’t make it that day, but want to support the kids.
$35 race day

T-shirt and pancake breakfast included in registration. Register by June 9th to guarantee a shirt. Masseuse will be ready to loosen you up before the race.

Quarry Crusher Run Chicago @ Vulcan Materials McCook Quarry
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am
Quarry Crusher Run Chicago @ Vulcan Materials McCook Quarry

Join us in Chicago at McCook Quarry, Vulcan’s largest facility in the United States, as we host Chicago’s first ever Quarry Crusher Run & Walk. This is not your typical trail event!

3.2 mile (or 5.6 mile Double Crusher) run & walk.
Challenging limestone surface course.
Experience inclines/declines of up to 11%.
Descend nearly 300 feet down into the earth.
See the inner workings of an active limestone quarry!

Downs Freedom 5k @ Tri-Valley Middle School
Jun 29 @ 7:30 am
Downs Freedom 5k @ Tri-Valley Middle School

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 one of the FLATTEST around!) or you’re looking for a family-friendly experience, this 5K is for YOU! We have a ton of new things planned for this year – you DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS 5K!!! We also have a one mile walk and a FREE Kids Fun Run! Register today! Shirts available for registrations by 6/15!!!

***Also, new in 2019, we introduce the 5-5-5 Summer Series! Run in the Downs Freedom 5k, Park 2 Park 5miler, and Dog Days 5k, and receive a special award tumbler!

Come Together, Be Empowered 5K Walk/Run @ Fairview Park
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am
Come Together, Be Empowered 5K Walk/Run @ Fairview Park

The ninth annual Come Together will be held June 29, 2019. This community event focuses on the fight against ovarian, breast and cervical cancer. The logo is a symbol of efforts in educating all women about these diseases and brings them under one umbrella of education, awareness, screening, and treatment. 100% of the revenue raised will stay in the Decatur community. By participating in this event, you, along with our sponsors, are helping us raise funding for not-for-profit organizations and their gynecological cancer programs.

8:30 a.m. start run/walk (7:15 a..m. events/exhibits).

Trojan Trackbackers 5K @ Maroa City Hall
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am

Flat 5k run through the streets of Maroa before the Freedom Fest parade begins.

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.



Knoxville Firecracker 5k Run/Walk @ Knoxville Track Complex
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am
Knoxville Firecracker 5k Run/Walk @ Knoxville Track Complex

Pre-registration fee: $20.00/race day fee: $25.00 (“Swag Bags” only guaranteed with pre-registration). Make checks payable to: Knoxville Firecracker 5K. Drop off registration and payment or send to: 6140Run, 218 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL 61401.

You can view pre- and post-race photos and follow race updates at www.knoxvillefirecracker5k.teampages.com

Packet pick-up at 6140RUN on Wed. July 3, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, or race day 7 – 8:10 am

Trophies to top 3 male and female finishers. Medals to 4th – 10th male and female finishers. Chip timed.


Paper registration form

Running Over MSA 5K @ Twin Rocks Farm
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am
Running Over MSA 5K @ Twin Rocks Farm

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, a lunch provided by Subway, 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 in each division (Youth – 18 and Under & Adult – Over 18).

A light lunch will be available for all Running Over MSA 5K participants. We will have Subway sandwich platters, drinks, and Subway cookies for all 5K participants.

Event Registration Paper Form

Strike Out ALS 5k & 1 Mile @ Guaranteed Rate Field
Jul 13 @ 7:00 am
Strike Out ALS 5k & 1 Mile @ Guaranteed Rate Field

Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation for the Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk, & Roll at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 13, 2019. The Strike Out ALS event presents participants at any skill level with an opportunity to compete for those who can’t and race towards a cure for ALS.

Perfect for both competitive runners and families, the race features a timed 5k run beginning at 8:00am and an untimed one mile event starting at 9:15am. Participants start at the iconic home plate of Comiskey Park and finish with a lap around the warning track of the ballpark. Runners and walkers can stay for an after-party at the ChiSox Bar & Grill to celebrate finishing the race and enjoy food and drink specials.

The 5k fee is $40 and registration for the one mile distance is $25. Prices will increase on race day and registration will open at 7:00am. Free parking is available at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Dog Days 5K @ Green Gables
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm

The Lake Run Club Presents:

Dog Days 5K

July 13th, 2019 at 6 PM
Rain or shine
A Starved Rock and LRC circuit race

A portion of Lake Bloomington’s inner loop, with a start and finish next to Green Gables.

Splits given at miles one and two.
Two water stops.
Asphalt roads – use caution!

Awards given to overall male and female winners and top three male and female finishers in the following age groups:
8 & under; 9-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-70; 71 & over.

Packet pick-up is Friday, July 12, from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.
Race day check-in from 4:30 pm-5:45 pm near Green Gables in Hudson, IL.

PLEASE NOTE: No headsets or strollers will be allowed during the race!

For more information and printable race entry form: Dog Days 5K