The Lake Run
The first Lake Run, a loop around Lake Bloomington, was held in 1982 and had 224 finishers. The race became an annual event, added a shorter loop and continues to grow each year. 2016 marked the 35th anniversary of this local favorite running event.
In addition to the standard age group classifications, the race has footpounder classes for men over 220 lb and women over 190 lb, as well as footpounder light: 190-219 lb (men) and 150lb - 179lb (women).
The 1/2 marathon course features the best of both inner (4.37 miles) and outer loop (7.44 miles) courses. All races have chip timing and race results posted within hours of the completion of the event. Great post food, beer tent with more than one beer option and awards ceremony.
Race Director: Julie Miller
First Year Held: 1982
Distance: 7k (4.37 miles), 12k (7.44 miles), 1/2 marathon (added in 2014)
Month: May, first Saturday
Location: Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
Course Records (12k):
|Male||Mike Matteson (Normal)||36:53||1983|
|Female||Mary Toohill (Champaign)||45:46||1998|
|Male Masters||Bryan Glass||39:36||2014|
|Female Masters||Chris Kidd (Lincoln)||49:01||1998|
Course Records (7k):
|Male||Jeff Jacobs (Roscoe)||20:54||1988|
|Female||Wendy Little (Normal)||24:18||1987|
|Male Masters||Ken Endrizzi (Normal)||23:44||2003|
|Female Masters||Anne Gosch (Bloomington)||27:11||1993|
Course Records (Half Marathon):
|Female||Carrie Mack overall 2014 Winner!||1:21:40||2014|
|Male||Erik Bush (Normal)||1:18:47||2016|
|Male Masters||David Sackett||1:32:40||2014|
|Female Masters||Aimee Dziekan (Bloomington)||1:36:45||2016|
View the Lake Run Top 10 Fastest Times.