Full Calendar

36th Annual Polka Pace Race and Polka Dot Fun Run
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am

The Polka Pace Race is a 5K run through the streets of Havana, including a jaunt through our scenic Riverfront Park and down our historic brick streets. The race begins and ends in the downtown area on Main Street. The Polka Pace Race route is a U.S.A. Track and Field certified course.

Along with the Polka Pace Race there will be a 1mile Polka Dot Fun Run for children 10 and under.

2018 will mark the 36th annual running of the Polka Pace Race, the race is held during Havana’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, which offers an assortment of activities for the entire family. For more information on the Polka Pace Race or Oktoberfest, please visit the Havana’s Chamber of Commerce at www.scenichavana.com or Mason District Hospital at www.masondistricthospital.org

Registration Forms at www.scenichavana.com and www.masondistricthospital.org
Online Registration at https://www.itsyourrace.com

Event details and schedule (Walkers and Strollers are welcome)

• Entry fee includes: Race registration, race bag, gift, long sleeve race shirt, beer ticket for over 21.
• Early Registration – Now thru August 24, 2018 – Cost: $25.00
• Late Registration – August 25, 2018 thru September 8, 2018 – Cost $35.00

Cash prizes for top 3 finishers both male and female. ($50, $25, $10)
Glass pint drinking glasses for top 3 finishers both male and female age groups.
Prizes for top 3 finishers in Polka Dot 10 and under Fun Run.

Packet Pickup – September 6, 2018 from 3:00 pm 6:00 pm at Mason District Hospital’s Main Lobby and Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:30 am until 7:30 am downtown Main Street.

Running Event Times
• Local High School Cross Country runners begin at 7:30 am
• 5K Race begins at 8:00 am
• Walkers begins at 8:05 am,
• Fun Run begins at approximately 9:00 am,

Timing by J3 Timing, Times will be posted at Awards following the race.

Music/Photo Ops

Awards will be immediately following the race under the tent on the corner of Main and Plum.

Harmony Park Project 5k and Family Fun Run @ Tipton Park - Main Pavilion
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am

This event, featuring a 5k run and 1-mile family walk will benefit The Harmony Park Project. The Harmony Park Project is a partnership of local nonprofits with the purpose of purchasing safe and accessible playground equipment within Bloomington-Normal, IL. The mission of the Harmony Park Project is “to provide a safe and fun environment for children with different abilities to play together.” The creation of this park will benefit countless members of our community.

TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am
TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons | Moline | Illinois | United States

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.

Weekend Snackpac 5K/Walk/Fun Run @ South Elementary School
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am
  • Start/Finish line: South School
  • Timed: Mayhem Race Management
  • Race day packet pickup: 7:00am front of South School
  • NEW this year: 1 mile kids fun run

All registration fees include race shirt and pancake breakfast. All kids fun run participants receive finishers medal.
We will have race day registration!

  • 5K: $30
  • 1 Mile Walk: $25
  • Kids fun run: $25
  • Door prizes: must be present to win
  • Grand Prix Series Race
Easterseals Run The Woods @ Easterseals Run The Woods
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am

Enjoy a scenic trail run through Easterseals’ Timber Pointe Outdoor Center on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Run The Woods offers an 8k course, classic 5k course and a 1 mile walk/hike. Pick your distance and enjoy the signature pancake breakfast all while raising funds for the children of Easterseals!

Run the Woods 2018 Registration Form

Oktoberfest Run @ GE/Union Park
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm
Every third Sunday in October is our Annual Oktoberfest 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Walk! This year it is Sunday October 21, 2018. This run/walk is a fundraiser to support BN Sunrise Rotary’s Youth Services and the CCHS Rotaract Club.

The run is a chip-timed 5k on the Constitution Trail from GE park, looping through Tipton Trails, and back to GE park. Blacktop trails the whole way. 

At the end celebrate with free brats, Oktoberfest and regular beer (for those 21 and over), accordion music, and an awards ceremony with fabulous ceramic steins for the top three in each 5k age group (10 year groups). Food-and-beer-only option also available, so bring the whole family, even the non-runners! Costumes are sported by several participants, though there is not a costume competition…yet.