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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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Run to Rescue 5K 2018 – 7th Annual Event

Run to Rescue 5K hosted by Catalyst Ministries. 
The race will take place on October 27th at Tipton Park North by the playground and spray park.

The 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. 
A Kid’s Fun Run will be held at 9:30 a.m.

More details to come. Link for registration will be added soon.


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Colfax End of Summer Celebration 5K

This 5K Fun Run is a non-timed event that will be run throughout the town of Colfax. It is being held in conjunction with the ‘End of Summer Celebration’ which will be going on all day in the town. All proceeds from the run will go to the Colfax Restoration Project, a project to spruce up and beautify the town of Colfax. The town pool will be open and free admission, arts and crafts, games, a dinner at the town park in the evening, live music and finally fireworks at dusk.

End of Summer Celebration Registration Form

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Robin Vogel Memorial Run

The Robin Vogel 5K and 10K 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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Harmony Park Project 5k and Family Fun Run

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.

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IVS Bridge to Bridge 4 Mile Run

Since it’s inaugural running in 2012, the Bridge to Bridge 4 mile race has become one of the more popular events in the area.

IVS Bridge to Bridge starts on Water Street, outside Running Central (311 SW Water St, Floor 1, Peoria, Illinois 61602), at 7:00 am, and goes over the Bob Michel Bridge, tours the Downtown East Peoria Levee District, and then returns to Peoria over the Cedar Street Bridge, and finishes back at Running Central. 

All water on the course at water stations, at start, and at finish, is reverse osmosis water!

Packet pick up will be at Running Central Saturday, Sept 1., from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Race day, Sept 3, late registration and last minute packet pick up will be from 5:45 am to 6:45 am at Running Central.

IVS Member Discount Code available at IVS Member log in required. 

IVS Bridge to Bridge Run is an IVS Grand Prix Series race.

Spor-tek sweat wick T-shirt not guaranteed for registrations after August 31.

Awards: The top finishing man and women will receive an engraved trophy! Acrylic plaques for 1st, 2nd, 3rd finishers will be given to M & F in AGs: 0-14, 1, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Awards presentation will start about 8:30 at the CEFCU Center Stage, 200 NE Water St,

Post race party is at CEFCU Stage after finishing the race.
Food will be served immediately!
Biaggis pasta, chicken with white sauce and vegetarian red sauce both with bread on the side.
Water,energy drinks and beer to drink!
Assorted snack foods and cookies to finish off with.

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Warrensburg Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, July 28, 2018. $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 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.

QUESTIONS? Contact Tricia Campbell at 217-840-5197 or

Kids Fun Run: ages 1-5 will run 200 meters. ages 6-10 will run 1/2 mile.

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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.

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Super Suds and Solstice Scramble

This Thursday, June 21 is the 2018 LRC Summer Solstice Run, occurring as a part of the LRC’s weekly Thursday Evening Group Run at Lake Bloomington. But this one is Particularly Special!

In addition to the usual run, everyone can participate in a Prediction Run. Leave your watch at home as you run against your finest prediction time for a 5K Run on the LRC Dog Days 5k course, or a 7K (4.37 mile) Run on the Lake Run’s “Loop” course, or, for the extremely hardy, the 12K Lake Run “Lake” course. Prizes for the closest predicted time for both Men and Women runners for each distance.

In addition to the Prediction Run, all runners can also participate in the evening’s Poker Run. Collect 5 cards along your run and at the finish, the winning poker hand will yield a Great Prize to that lucky runner.

Not sure you could ever be lucky enough to win at either of these gaming options? Well everyone can be a winner because this will also be the LRC’s June Thirsty Thursday with FREE DRAFT BEER at Green Gables. And, there is one more chance to win, as we will have our usual “Thirsty Thursday” drawing – another chance for a great Door Prize.

So much to do, and best of all, the low low cost for all this awesomeness is Absolutely Nothing. It is all courtesy of the Lake Run Club.

If you have never made it to a Thursday Night Group Run, or maybe it has been a while, this is a perfect opportunity to come out, enjoy a run with others, and maybe go home with more than you came with. You can’t lose!

Since this is the longest day of the year, and so folks who work until 5 have a better chance to participate, rather than our usual 5:30 start, we will start all these events at 5:45.

Tod: 309-825-1162 or
Kirby: 309-533-8689 or

Hope you can join us for this fabulous first day of summer event.

An Important PS: Not an evening runner? Think it will be too hot? Don’t let that stop you from enjoying this great evening. This is our first event of this kind and we welcome and encourage volunteers to help make this first-time event happen. Just come out and offer a bit of help, join us for fun and FREE BEER, plus the chance for the Thirsty Thursday Door Prize Drawing – and collect some volunteer points too!

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Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll

Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation for the Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 17, 2018. The Strike Out ALS event presents participants with an opportunity to compete for those who can’t.

The 1 mile event will start at 6:45 p.m., and the 5k race will begin at 7 p.m. 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 celebrate at an after-party at the ChiSox Bar & Grill where they can watch the MLB All-Star Game and enjoy food and drink specials.

The 5k fee is $40 and registration for the 1 mile distance is $25. Prices will increase on race day and registration will open at 5:30 p.m. Free parking is available at Guaranteed Rate Field.

To register, visit

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