Full Calendar

Mar
30
Sat
Penguin in the Park @ Fairview Park
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk is coming again this spring! After his namesake, the Penguin, John Bingham, inspires us all to get out there and be active. Penguin in the Park is the largest 5K in the Decatur area. This race embraces the Penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

This year will once again include the 300 meter “Penguin Dash” for the younger penguins that will take place before the start of the 5K at 8:30 am. This is a great opportunity to include youth in a sport and activity that is life long. Make Penguin in the Park a family activity this year. Penguin Dash participants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and goody bag along with a finisher ribbon.

Starting at 9:00am, the 5K race takes place in Fairview Park on a rolling bike path; afterwards, we move to the post-race party inside to Millikin’s Griswold Gym for awards and warm food.

Event Start Location
Fairview Park, Decatur, IL

Awards following the race at Griswold Gym, Millikin University, 1184 W. Main St, Decatur, IL 62522

Packet Pickup / Expo
Staley Credit Union, 3330 N Woodford St, Decatur, IL 62526

Mar
31
Sun
Run For Hope 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run @ Run For Hope 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am

The 2019 Run For Hope is the sixth annual race that benefits Home Sweet Home Ministries. The races include a 10K, a 5K and a Kids Fun Run that all begin and end at Home Sweet Home Ministries Warehouse Operations Center (1700 West Washington St. in Bloomington) and run west along the Constitution Trail. These distances and routes offer runners a unique opportunity to race in the beautiful open country of West Bloomington and McLean County.

 

May
11
Sat
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

May
18
Sat
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.

Jul
20
Sat
6th Annual Village of Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5k and Family Fun Run @ AlWood High School
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am

The 3.1 Mile run begins at AlWood High School; 301 E 5th Avenue, Woodhull at 8:00 a.m.

Early registration fee is $20.00 if received by July 13 and includes a performance t-shirt.  After July 13 registration fee increases to $25.00 through the morning of the race; shirt sizes on race day are not guaranteed. Race day registration and packet pick-up, at the Park Pavilion south of the High School, will begin at 6:45 a.m. and conclude at 7:45 a.m. sharp.

The 5K course is flat and fast winding thru the streets of Woodhull and the rural countryside north of town.

Awards go to the top three finishers in each male and female age division.
The top male and female Woodhull finishers and top male and female Ridgewood Cross Country Alumni will also earn trophies.
Walkers are welcomed and are eligible for age group awards.
Trophies will be awarded in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 and over category.

Results, fruit, drinks, and snacks will be available after the race.

Free Family Fun Run (1/4-mile loop) for the little ones w/ free t-shirt and ribbon for the kids. Fun Run set to start at approximately 9:30 a.m. after 5K trophy presentations are completed.

The race kicks off a day of free events for kids in the park celebrating summer fun (this year including a sanctioned StrongMan Competition) including a pork chop lunch and ice cream social, topped off by supper on Main Street and a free admission street dance featuring Staggard the Band (8:00 p.m. to midnight) to round out the evening.

Event Registration Paper Form

Aug
31
Sat
River Run @ River Run
Aug 31 @ 7:30 am
River Run @ River Run

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!

Sep
14
Sat
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) 5K Grow & Go @ Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) 5K Grow & Go @ Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters

Ready, Set, Go & Grow! The IAA Foundation proudly presents its annual 5K Grow & Go to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table. Learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Ag in the Classroom (IAITC), a program that provides free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel, & farming.

Accurately measured course has a cross-country feel with well-maintained grass, pavement, and a few rolling hills. Finishing times & results provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal. Pre-registered runners receive a t-shirt and a healthy, hot breakfast after the race.

Unique to the event is a 1/4 mile “Kids Race” for children 10 & under. All children receive an award, a healthy, hot breakfast, and opportunity to take part in hands-on learning activities.

Post-race, join us for an indoor open house featuring interactive learning stations from IAITC program, hot breakfast, and awards ceremony.

Sep
22
Sun
TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am
TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons

The TBK Quad Cities Marathon, a USATF certified course, captures the essence of our nation’s heartland with its consistent connection to the Mississippi River, amazing views, and Midwest charm. 

Rated a fairly flat and fast course, it is a great Boston qualifier! 

The race features one of the finest, most scenic river views in the country. It covers 5 races, 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 island, all along the mighty Mississippi River.

The 26.2 mile run starts and ends at 1201 River Drive in downtown Moline, IL. The event benefits many worthy causes. Our primary cause is prostate cancer research & screening.