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The Saturday Before Christmas Run

Burned out from too much Holiday Hassle and gross commercialism? Looking for a bit of fun and some cheap relief? Well, the Saturday Before Christmas Run may be just what you need. No cost, no purpose, no hassle, and as much fun as you want to indulge in.

If you’ve been there before, you know what a crazy event this is. If you haven’t been there, this is the year to join in because it’s gonna be extra special. That’s because this year is the run’s 25th Anniversary!!!

The run starts any time you wish, depending on how far you want to run. Most runners do the 4.37 mile loop run and start at 12:00 Noon. Don’t want to run that far – start later. Want to run further, start earlier. But whatever you do, try to be back at Green Gables around 1:00. Traditionally every runner goes home with one of the famous fabulous SB4C DOOR PRIZES.

The Details: 

When: The Saturday Before Christmas (December 22nd) at Noon – or before or after (see above) with Awards (sort of) at 1:00 (ish)

Where: Green Gables at Lake Bloomington (Lake Bloomington Rd east of Interstate 39)

Cost: It hasn’t changed in the entire 25 year history. It is still FREE. 

Distance: 4.37 miles more or less, as you like it. Maybe just the Car to the Bar run, walk, or hobble.

If you find you are disappointed in the event, the organizers still offer a double your money back guarantee. In the event’s entire history, we’ve never had to refund a cent.

Can’t believe all this? Need more details? Call Kirby at (309) 533-8689 or e-mail him at

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1st Annual Rail Bender Trail Classic

8k hybrid Euro-style trail run through the north side Lake Storey Park trail system. Water and debris crossings. Awards for overall Male and Female runner. Chip timed. Food and beverages will be provided post-race.

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The One and Only 5K

The Eighth Annual “One and Only” 5K will take place on Saturday, October 27th at South Park in Farmer City, IL. It is a hybrid trail and road race. We are excited to run this in conjunction with The Haunted Forest and part of the race will run through its path. Costumes are enthusiastically encouraged and we will be having a best costume award and best group costume award.

The money raised benefits the FC Chamber’s scholarship program for Blue Ridge graduating seniors. Last year, we were able to help two graduating seniors with scholarships. Our goal is to increase that through this race. Thanks so much for your continued support!

Printable Registration Form

The One and Only 5K 2018 Flyer

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Run for Prevention 5k

The 4th annual Run for Prevention is a 5k walk/run held at the scenic Washington Park with paved and mostly shaded pathways. The Run for Prevention appeals to everyone from the family looking for activities to the competitive runner with chipped timing. Participants will receive a shirt and all finishers will receive a finishers medal.

The Run for Prevention is a charity event to generate funding for Health Missions, a 501(c)3 group whose mission is to prove, protect, and provide natural health care. As doctors of chiropractic and clinical nutritionists, the founders of Health Missions are committed to helping spread the word about natural health care options and researching the amazing outcomes they have witnessed for decades. Health Missions has a three-tiered purpose that includes providing natural health care, health education, and research. This three tier approach will enable us to educate the public about the benefits of natural methods of healing, validate the efficacy of different natural healthcare services and provide these services to the underprivileged.

Awards will be given out for: Top Finisher, Top Male, Top Female and Top age groups.

Health Missions encourages team participation, providing team discounts for teams of 5 or more people.

Race Packet pick up hosted by AlignLife – Chiropractic & Natural Heath Center in Springfield on West Iles will be on Thursday September 27th from 11am-Noon and Friday, September 28th from 4pm-5pm.

Check in will start at 8am at the race start site, and the race will start promptly at 9am.

Run for Prevention 2018 Flyer

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Heartland Harvest 5K

The Heartland Harvest 5K supports key programs and student scholarships at Heartland Community College.

The 5K course will lead runners through Heartland Community College’s Normal campus to the Corn Crib and back, finishing at the Fitness and Recreation Center where participants will enjoy post-race snacks.

Runners will be timed by the Lake Run Club.

Register by September 21 to guarantee a race shirt in your size! Race day registration is $30.

Race participants will enjoy a pre- and post-race exhibition featuring promotions and give-a-ways from event sponsors and other community businesses and organizations.

Businesses and organizations interested in having space at the Race Expo should contact Foundation staff at 309-268-8110.

Printable Registration Form

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The CILCA 5K is a trail run through hills, two creek crossings, a jaunt along the Sangamon River, and the beautiful changing leaves. 1st-3rd place in each age category receive wooden medallions. First place overall, male and female, both receive Camp CILCA hoodies. The race is followed by an Oktoberfest with games, hayrides, food trucks, drinks, live music, and more!

Printable Registration Form

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Trinity Catholic 5K


650 4th St
La Salle, IL. 61301

Saturday September 29th
9am race time
Registration begins at 7am

Pre-Registration fee $20 due by Sept 14th to guarantee race shirt
Race day registration fee $25

Awards for top 3 places for both male & female in all age groups


TCA 5K Participant Form FINAL

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8th Annual Sacha’s Sashay

Sashay for Sacha was started in 2011 by a special group of women who were looking to help out a young mother who had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sacha (Curran) McGrath lived in Mackinaw most all of her life. She was very proud of her community and was very touched by the loving support and compassion shown to her and her family as she was dealt a terminal cancer diagnosis. Sacha passed in August 2011. This 5k run/ 1.5 mile walk would go on to become Sacha’s Sashay which not only keeps her memory alive but continues to raise money to give back to the community that gave so much to her. Sacha’s Sashay has now raised over $63,000 all of which has gone right back to the local community. 

Join us on October 6, 2018 for this year’s race. Registration is now open!

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Jingle Bell Run – 5k , 1 mile Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run

Be part of the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis! Price increases by $5 September 1st, so register early! 

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! One hundred percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.

Join us for this family friendly event – wear your ugly sweaters, dress up in holiday themes (or don’t!) and come jingle for a reason. 

For more help or information about the 2018 Jingle Bell Run Bloomington, contact Alicia Whitworth at or call 309-240-6459.

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St Mary’s 5K Chili Crusade

The race runs throughout historic Bloomington, IL. Mostly on the Constitution Trail with one loop in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The race will start and end on the trail near St. Mary’s School.

1 Free admission to the 10th Annual Chili Cook Off when you pick up your packet (children 13 and under are free). Packet pick up Saturday October 27th, 10:30am – 3pm at St. Mary’s Chili Cook off, located at the McLean County
Fair grounds, West Expo Building. 

On site packet pick up at the school in the gym on Sunday October 28th from 11:30am-12:45pm (prior to the race)

Timing provided by The Lake Run Club

Race shirts limited to first 185 runners /walkers! 
No shirt or size guarantees for forms received after 9/30/18

Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s School

Awards For Runners
Top Age Group Finishers Male/Female
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, and 60+

GREAT POST RACE PARTY with Chili, Hot Dogs and more.

2018 Runner 5K form

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