Full Calendar

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.

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

Hudson Lions Prowl 5k and 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run @ Veterans Park
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am
Hudson Lions Prowl 5k and 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run @ Veterans Park

Race begins and ends at Veterans Park, 209 Front Street in Downtown Hudson.

5k consisting of a mostly flat course with a few slight hills.
5k starts at 8:00 a.m.
Water stop along course.
Kids ½ Mile Fun Run for ages 10 and under at 9:00 a.m.
Post-race hydration and snacks for all registrants.

5k overall male and female will receive trophies.
Male and female age group awards for top 3 finishers (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 June 27th will receive a race t-shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after June 27th.
5k fee: $25 per person.
Kids ½ Mile Fun Run (ages 10 and under): Free (waiver signed by parent/guardian required). Fun run registration does not include a shirt.

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Saturday, July 20 at Veterans Park
Race day registration is available; shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after June 27th.

9:00 a.m. Saturday July 20 at Veterans Park.

Registration Form

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!

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.

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.