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ALS Awareness 5k

This is a great event for all ages and all types of runners and walkers. For the competitive runner, it is a chip-timed race with prizes. For the casual runner or walker, it’s all about joining the cause and having a good time. If you don’t want to run or walk the full 5k, there is a shortcut you can take. The more participants, the more money we raise to help find a cure for ALS.

All walkers and runners will get a t-shirt, post-race fruit and water, a free drink ticket you can use at the Stag-R-Inn, and a post-race meal. Spectators and non-participants may also enjoy the meal with a freewill donation. Following the race, you can continue to hang out at the Stag-R and enjoy drinks, food, bags tournament, DJ, and more!

The course is all asphalt. The race starts at the Stag-R, winds its way out into the countryside, comes back through town, and finishes back on Main Street in front of the Stag-R-Inn. Awards will be given to the top male and female runners in several categories for each. Even if you can’t walk or run in the race, you can still participate or donate. Contact us for more information!

Awards will be given to the first place male and female finishers. Race categories for top 3 finishers in each category for male and female.

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Running Over MSA 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, 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.

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6th Annual Village of Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5k and Family Fun Run

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.

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2019 MC Strong 5k Classic

The event includes a 5k timed run (or untimed, if you wish); a 1-mile untimed walk; a 1-mile Dog Walk or you may be a Virtual Runner. The event is in memory of Michael Collins, an ISU student, who was killed by a drunk driver in March 2014.

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Penguin in the Park

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

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TBK Quad Cities Marathon

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.

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33rd Annual Lori’s Walleye Run 5K

Certified course with splits every mile. Electronically timed. Water stops on course. Traffic control on paved city streets. Course has several rolling hills. A performance wear unisex quarter zip pullover is guaranteed only to pre-registered participants (postmarked on or before 3/14/19). Awards to overall top male and female and top three male and female in 16 age groups starting at 9 and under, up to 80 and over (5 year age groups on all others, i.e. 30-34, 35-39, etc.)

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HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk

Come preview the McLean County Fair with a 5K run or 1 mile family walk in, out, and around the fairgrounds. Race is Sunday before the fair, with McLean County Fair officially starting on July 31, 2019. Come and enjoy pork burgers and other great eats available after the race!

Event Cost:

5K: $25.00 – Pre-register by July 15, 2019 and receive four (4) McLean County Fair tickets, t-shirt and goody bag. $30.00 after July 15, 2019 and on race day (t-shirt if available).

1 Mile Walk: $20.00 – Pre-register by July 15, 2019 and receive two (2) McLean County Fair tickets, t-shirt and goody bag. $25.00 after July 15, 2019 and on race day ( t-shirt if available).

Packet pick up on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 3-5 pm at the fair and on Sunday July 28, 2019 from 7-7:45 am before the race. Enter from south parking lot off Route 9. All proceeds support McLean County youth. By partnering with us, you’re helping increase our youth’s development and leadership skills which they learn through the fair.

To be a sponsor, contact McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation, 2242 Westgate Drive Bloomington, IL 61705 or email

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7th Annual Run for Respect 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

JOIN US! Help us Spread The Word To End The Word by replacing the r-word with the NEW r-word: RESPECT! All proceeds from the Run for Respect benefit Pontiac Township High School’s Special Olympics and Peers In Action programs.
This year’s theme is ROCK RESPECT!

RACE: Accurately measured, chip-timed, flat 5K which begins and ends at Pontiac Township High School.
– 5K starts at 10:00am and 1 mile walk starts after the 5K runners take off (on the high school track).
– Water stop at mile 2.

AWARDS: 5K, overall male/female, male/female age groups.

REFRESHMENTS: Light refreshments provided.

REGISTRATION/ENTRY: 5K and Fun Run participants registering by 4/5/2019 will receive a dry-blend T-shirt. No guarantees for shirts after 4/5/2019.
Adult 5K/1 mile run $20.00 (nonrefundable)
Students 5K/1 mile run $10.00, includes college students (nonrefundable)
– $25.00 same day registration for all
​- $2.00 discount for Lake Run Club Members
Team : Come as a team (3 or more) and earn special recognition and a team plaque! ​

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Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, July 27, 2019. $30 entry fee for 5K run/walk and $15 entry fee for kids fun run payable to the VILLAGE OF WARRENSBURG (mail in advance to Tricia Campbell at 755 E. North Street, Warrensburg, IL 62573) or pay on race day.

Race begins at 8am. Packet pick-up and race day registration begins at 7:15 am at the Warrensburg-Latham High School (WLHS). Free t-shirt to all participants (while available), food and beverages provided after the event, water stop provided along the route. Route will be an out-and-back beginning and ending at WLHS.

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