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 (1,100 participants in 2012). 2013 marked the 32nd 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).

New for 2014, is the addition of the 1/2 Marathon distance.  The 1/2 marathon course will feature the best of both inner and outer loop courses.

Partial Proceeds of this event will benefit Marcfirst and local charities.

Race Director: Tod Williamson

First Year Held: 1982

Distance: 12k (7.44 miles) Run and 7k (7.44 miles) Run  (1/2 marathon added in 2014)

Month: May, first Saturday

Location: Green Gables, Lake Bloomington

Course Records (12k):

Category Name (City)  Time  Year
Male Mike Matteson (Normal) 36:53 1983
Female Mary Toohill (Champaign) 45:46 1998
Male Masters Mike Heffron 41:55 2010
Female Masters Chris Kidd (Lincoln) 49:01 1998

Course Records (7k):

Category Name (City) Time Year
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


View the Lake Run Winners.

View the Lake Run Top 10 Fastest Times.