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Downs Freedom 5k

The Downs Freedom 5K is an AWESOME, local, small town race, bringing the community together for a fun-filled day of running (or walking)! Whether you’re looking for a new PR (this course is one of the FLATTEST around!) or you’re looking for a family-friendly experience, this 5K is for YOU! We have a ton of new things planned for this year – you DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS 5K!!! We also have a one mile walk and a FREE Kids Fun Run! Register today! Shirts available for registrations by 6/15!!!

***Also, new in 2019, we introduce the 5-5-5 Summer Series! Run in the Downs Freedom 5k, Park 2 Park 5miler, and Dog Days 5k, and receive a special award tumbler!

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Strike Out ALS 5k & 1 Mile

Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation for the Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk, & Roll at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 13, 2019. The Strike Out ALS event presents participants at any skill level with an opportunity to compete for those who can’t and race towards a cure for ALS.

Perfect for both competitive runners and families, the race features a timed 5k run beginning at 8:00am and an untimed one mile event starting at 9:15am. Participants start at the iconic home plate of Comiskey Park and finish with a lap around the warning track of the ballpark. Runners and walkers can stay for an after-party at the ChiSox Bar & Grill to celebrate finishing the race and enjoy food and drink specials.

The 5k fee is $40 and registration for the one mile distance is $25. Prices will increase on race day and registration will open at 7:00am. Free parking is available at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Quarry Crusher Run Chicago

Join us in Chicago at McCook Quarry, Vulcan’s largest facility in the United States, as we host Chicago’s first ever Quarry Crusher Run & Walk. This is not your typical trail event!

3.2 mile (or 5.6 mile Double Crusher) run & walk.
Challenging limestone surface course.
Experience inclines/declines of up to 11%.
Descend nearly 300 feet down into the earth.
See the inner workings of an active limestone quarry!

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Robert’s Run for Dyslexia 5K

Robert Lawrence, a former cross country runner, started this race as his Eagle Scout project in 2014. He wanted to give back to the learning center that helped him overcome his reading, spelling, and writing difficulties. He graduated high school in 2016 with high honors and earned a spot in the National Honor Society. This fall he is transferring to U of I for environmental sustainability from his junior college. Robert continues to promote this race and wants to spread awareness of dyslexia and inform the community that it affects up to 1 in 5 people. These students are brilliant and smart, but need a different way of learning. Specific training is needed for students with dyslexia to learn and overcome their difficulties. Unfortunately these are not services you will see in the school system. The Dyslexia Awareness Network provides one-on-one trained tutors for these students. This annual race benefits a scholarship fund to help families with tutoring costs. Robert and DAN are excited for Robert’s Run 6th year!

Race registration:

Start/finish at Maquet’s Rail House
After party same location

Maquet’s Rail House
221 Curt St. Pekin, IL 61554
Parking in rear of building.
Date: June 22, 2019

$15 students (18 & younger)
$30 adults
$25 virtual race: can’t make it that day, but want to support the kids.
$35 race day

T-shirt and pancake breakfast included in registration. Register by June 9th to guarantee a shirt. Masseuse will be ready to loosen you up before the race.

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IVC Ghost Chase 5K

Entry Fee: $25 early registration thru midnight Oct. 1, $30 after Oct. 1. Families for $60 (max 4 people). To receive a shirt, you must register by Oct. 15th.

Registration/check-in & packet pickup: Downtown Chillicothe 7:30-8:45AM, Saturday morning in front of Bananas. 908 N. Front Street Chillicothe, IL

Ghost Chase is a 5K Race sponsored by the IVC High School Band Boosters (a 501.c.3 nonprofit corp.) with proceeds benefiting the IVC band programs: marching band, concert band, wind ensemble, jazz bands, indoor drumline & guard.

Registration form

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Just a Call Away PATH 5k

PATH is hosting its 3rd annual ‘Just a Call Away’ 5k to benefit our adult protective services program. All revenue from the event will go towards providing direct services to the community, specifically for vulnerable older adults or people aged 18-59 with a disability.

Race starts at 9:00am, and registration begins at 8:00am.

This is a family-friendly run-walk event, and all ages are welcome! Registration through August is $30, during the month of September is $35, and the day of the event is $40. All participants will receive a PATH 5k t-shirt, and 1st-3rd place for each age bracket will receive small prizes.

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Weekend Snackpac 5K/Walk/Kids Fun Run

Start/Finish Location: South Elementary School, Chillicothe, IL
Start Time: 8:00am for 5K/Walk;8:45am for kids fun run (following finish of 5k).
Packet pick-up: 7:00 am morning of race.
Timing by Mayhem Race management.
IVS Grand Prix Series Race.
Participants receive pancake breakfast, race shirt, swag bag, and entry to door prizes. Kids fun run participants also receive finishers medal.

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Robin Vogel Memorial Run

The Robin Vogel 5K run/walk is being held to honor and remember Officer Robin Vogel. Robin was a Decatur, IL police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Robin’s patrol vehicle was struck by a drunk driver on 10/1/05. Two days later on 10/3/05 she succumbed to her injuries suffered in the accident. The money raised from this event will go towards a scholarship in Robins name that will be given to a high school senior in the Decatur/Macon County area. Also, a portion of the money raised will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Fallen Officers Fund in Washington DC.

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Evergreen Lake 5k

2019 EVERGREEN LAKE 5K Entry Form


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Tails Humane Society Mutt Strut

The Tails Humane Society Mutt Strut is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk-a-thon. Proceeds go directly to the animals in our care. Bring your friends, dogs, and friends who are dogs to this fun-filled race! We have chip timing for better accuracy and awards and medals for top overall runners. We also offer pre-registration and same-day registration.

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