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)
$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.
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.
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.
This is a great event for all ages and all types of runners and walkers. For the competitive runner, it is a chip-timed race with prizes. For the casual runner or walker, it’s all about joining the cause and having a good time. If you don’t want to run or walk the full 5k, there is a shortcut you can take. The more participants, the more money we raise to help find a cure for ALS.
All walkers and runners will get a t-shirt, post-race fruit and water, a free drink ticket you can use at the Stag-R-Inn, and a post-race meal. Spectators and non-participants may also enjoy the meal with a freewill donation. Following the race, you can continue to hang out at the Stag-R and enjoy drinks, food, bags tournament, DJ, and more!
The course is all asphalt. The race starts at the Stag-R, winds its way out into the countryside, comes back through town, and finishes back on Main Street in front of the Stag-R-Inn. Awards will be given to the top male and female runners in several categories for each. Even if you can’t walk or run in the race, you can still participate or donate. Contact us for more information!
Awards will be given to the first place male and female finishers. Race categories for top 3 finishers in each category for male and female.
What better way to kick off your Labor Day weekend than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford.
RAMP and OrthoIllinois are partnering to offer the 5th Annual 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, 1/2 Marathon Run, and a Kids Zone! The four events take place in the morning of Saturday, August 31st. All proceeds from these events will go directly to RAMP. Register online by August 15th to be guaranteed an event t-shirt!
The Robin Vogel 5K run/walk is being held to honor and remember Officer Robin Vogel. Robin was a Decatur, IL police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Robin’s patrol vehicle was struck by a drunk driver on 10/1/05. Two days later on 10/3/05 she succumbed to her injuries suffered in the accident. The money raised from this event will go towards a scholarship in Robins name that will be given to a high school senior in the Decatur/Macon County area. Also, a portion of the money raised will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Fallen Officers Fund in Washington DC.