Full Calendar

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.

Race With Your Heart 5K & 10K @ Eureka Lake
Jun 8 @ 7:30 am
Race With Your Heart 5K & 10K @ Eureka Lake

This 5K & 10K run goes along the beautiful Eureka Lake and through the nature trails. The 5K and 10K run starts at 7:30am and the 2 mile walk starts at 8:45am. This event benefits Heart House, a shelter for women and children who are homeless or domestic violence victims.

Race flyer with additional information

Safe House 5K Family Run/Walk @ Connie Links Amphitheater
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am

Come run or walk in Global Hands of Hope’s Safe House 5K family run/walk or 1/2 mile kid’s run to raise funds for the expenses associated with a safe house for young girls at risk for or already experiencing abuse in the village of Bukeka, Uganda. Global Hands of Hope Uganda, in partnership with LifeSong for Orphans, has recently built a safe house for 40 girls attending the Suubi (“Hope”) School. Now we are trying to raise funds for the expenses associated with caring for these precious girls with full-time “house moms” (social workers) and other resources. 

The Safe House Run is on Saturday, June 8 at the Allers Shelter just up the hill from the Connie Link Amphitheater in Normal, IL. The race will be entirely on the Constitution Trail.

Registration fee is $35 for the 5K, $15 for the kid’s 1/2 mile run, and includes a t-shirt for the event if you register by May 25th. T-shirts and post-race drinks and snacks will be provided by our sponsors. Race bib and packet pick-up starts at 9:00 am the day of the race. Kid’s run is at 9:30, 5K at 9:50 am.

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.

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

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