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).
In 2014 the Lake Run added an 1/2 Marathon distance to the race line up. The 1/2 marathon course will feature the best of both inner (4.37 mile) and outer loop (7.44-12K) courses. All races have chip timing and race results posted within hours of the completion of the event. Great post food, beer tent and awards ceremony.
Electronic sign up and chip registration from http://itsracetime.com
In addition, the race will also participates in the Mult-sport expo in uptown Normal in April, in which walk up registrations are accepted.
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):
|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 Masters||David Sackett||1:32:40||2014|
|Female Masters||Shelly Rud||1:38:40||2014|
View the Lake Run Winners.
View the Lake Run Top 10 Fastest Times.