Become a Lake Run Club Member
We invite you to see all that the Lake Run Club has to offer. Visit our blog for runner profiles and updates. Race discounts, networking and social events, volunteering, awards, special opportunities and circuit points are just a few of the benefits of becoming a member. Sign up today for a low membership fee of $20 or register your entire family for only $25. If you would like to save the online fee for membership, you can send a check to: Lake Run Club, c/o Membership PO Box 742 Normal, IL 61761.
Upcoming Local Running Events
Saturday May 1st, Lake Run 12K, 4.37 and 3 mile walk 8:30 AM
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. 2021 will be the marked the 40th anniversary of this local favorite running event. The 1/2 marathon will not be offered this year, but will be moved to the fall at Lake Bloomington. Register for the Lake Run. Lake Run Club Members will have a significant discount for the 40th anniversary event. Social Distancing expectation and information.
We will have packet pickup at Often Running Friday, April 30th from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Race day packet pickup will be from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM.
To volunteer to help with the Lake Run May 1st event, please sign up here. We have several volunteer positions that will still allow you to race the event, in additional to assisting with packet pickup and race shirt distribution at Often Running the Friday before the race.
What started as two friends enjoying a run around Lake Bloomington on a Thursday night is now Central Illinois’ premier run club; providing fun and challenging races, programs, services, and social events for all ages and abilities. The Lake Run Club is a not-for-profit organization that’s powered by volunteers to promote running and racing in the Bloomington-Normal area.
Our community is open to everyone, and is accepting new members. Whether you’re a casual runner or a marathon enthusiasts, we’re looking forward to running with you on many future adventures. We may take running seriously, but the fun and friendly roots of the club are still alive and well, and we want you to join in on the fun. See why the Lake Run Club is a thriving community of over 700 members.
Each race day takes hours and hours of preparation by runners and organizers in order to do their best. In addition to providing training programs to bring out the best in you, we offer volunteer opportunities where members of the Lake Run Club community can support running in Central Illinois.
The Lake Run Club sponsors five races throughout the year, including St. Patrick’s Day Run, The Lake Run, Park to Park, Dog Days, and our Evergreen Lake 5K run. For all area events during the year, view our race calendar.
Planning and organizing a race? Complete an Area Race Calendar Request to have your race information added to our calendar and shared with the racing community. Looking for additional help with your race? Contact us to inquire about our finish line services, bibs, racing clocks, and other related planning and race-day help, and view our services and resources page.
So awesome and heartwarming! An amazing $4,685 was donated to support The Baby Fold this year, a Baby Fold ABC record, and the 2nd highest total among all 162 ABC runs! We had 36 on-site participants, several on-line donations, and several that got their donations to me before or after… Continue Reading
Another record! $1,251 is the highest total of all 13 ABC runs for Scott Early Learning Center. Thanks so much 38 attendees and three other donors for your generous support of the children in our community. Scott ELC will benefit even more when State Farm employees/retirees apply under their matching… Continue Reading
by Dan Gould & Charlie Grotevant There are runners who are passionate about our sport and there are runners who are passionate about our sport. Bob Pool was, clearly, one of the latter. Bob, 84, years young, sprinted across life’s final finish line on February 4, 2021, at the Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth, Illinois, where he… Continue Reading
Wow! $2,525 was donated to Sugar Grove Nature Center by the 58 participants, including donations from four that could not attend. That is the highest total of all sixteen ABC events that have been held for Sugar Grove Nature Center. Thanks everyone. When I arrived at 8:45, Mariah Myers of… Continue Reading
So heartwarming! On November 14 it was 30 degrees with a 20 mph wind but 47 participants came to Rosa Parks Commons and another 13 people send a donation. A total of $3,120 was contributed to Adopt-A-Family! This will provide a great Christmas for our assigned family and at least… Continue Reading