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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
AMITA Health sponsored half marathon 5k & 10k
|The Hoffman Estate 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.|
The 5k race route is mostly flat with a few slight hills. The 5k starts at 8:00 a.m. There is a water stop along the route. The 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. Post-run hydration and snacks will be available to all participants.
5k Overall 1st place Male and Female will receive trophies. There are also Male and Female Age Group Awards for top 3 finishers in each of the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
All Kids Fun Run participants will receive a ribbon.
5k Participants registered by July 14th will receive a race t-shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed for late/race day registration. The 5k fee is $25 per person. A family rate of $50 includes 3 shirts, and additional shirts can be purchased for $10 each. Separate paper forms are required for each entrant on the family rate.
The fee for the Kids ½ Mile Fun Run for ages 10 and under is $2.
Late/race day registration and packet pickup will be from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Saturday, July 28th at Veterans Park.