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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 Lake Run Club Events

Run the Woods 5K and 8K will be held Saturday, October 3rd 2020, with social distancing and wave starts.

Son of Lake Run 12k will be held Sunday, October 11th 2020, with social distancing and wave starts.

About

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.

Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Sun
8:00 am Dam Site Marathon and Half Marathon @ Green Gables
Dam Site Marathon and Half Marathon @ Green Gables
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am
Dam Site Marathon and Half Marathon @ Green Gables
Marathon and Half-Marathon This will be a small, local, safe and properly socially distanced run. Your safety is our number one priority as we give you an opportunity to run a Marathon or Half Marathon this fall. Pick your own entry fee – Run for as low as $10! Seriously,... Continue Reading
Oct
31
Sat
9:00 am Ghost Chase 5K @ Ghost Chase 5K
Ghost Chase 5K @ Ghost Chase 5K
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am
Ghost Chase 5K @ Ghost Chase 5K
Ghost Chase is a 5K Race sponsored by the IVC High School Band Boosters (a 501.c.3 nonprofit corp.) with proceeds benefiting the IVC Band programs: Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Bands, Indoor Drumline & Guard. This funding helps pay for instruments, music writing & choreography, special instruction and... Continue Reading
6:00 pm IVS Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk @ Glen Oak Park, Lower level. Intersection of Abington St. and NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 61603
IVS Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk @ Glen Oak Park, Lower level. Intersection of Abington St. and NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 61603
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm
IVS Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk @ Glen Oak Park, Lower level. Intersection of Abington St. and NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 61603
Come join us at the Spooktacular Second IVS Trick or Trot Fun Run/Walk What could be better than running through a cemetery on Halloween night?? Trunk or Treating while running through a cemetery on Halloween night!! The run/walk will start near the base of the Michael Sonnemaker statue and then... Continue Reading
6:01 pm Race the Dead (on hold due to co... @ Kick's Bar & Grill
Race the Dead (on hold due to co... @ Kick's Bar & Grill
Oct 31 @ 6:01 pm
Race the Dead…if you Dare!  
Nov
1
Sun
8:00 am Virtual Great River Road Run @ Anywhere USA!
Virtual Great River Road Run @ Anywhere USA!
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am
Virtual Great River Road Run @ Anywhere USA!
The virtual race is just that, virtual. Meaning you go out where ever you live and run whatever distance you choose, 5k – 5 mile – 10 mile, then you pay your registration fee, and finally you upload and send in your results to us (upload results starting Nov 1st).... Continue Reading
Nov
7
Sat
10:00 am Run the Path, Utica 10K @ Run the Path, Utica 10K
Run the Path, Utica 10K @ Run the Path, Utica 10K
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am
This is a new Starved Rock Runner club race. It is an out and back 10K based in Utica, Illinois and replaces the Canal Connection.


Racing 

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.

ABC#158, for Heartland Head Start

By Merlin Anderson | Oct 15, 2020

Thanks to Heartland Head Start for writing this article. Thanks also to Audrey Sparks and David Weber for photography, and the the 38 participants/contributors. Sunday, October 4th was a beautiful crisp morning to gather at Rosa Parks Commons to run for Heartland Head Start!  We successfully collected $786 to directly… Continue Reading

ABC#157, for Seedling Theatre

By Merlin Anderson | Aug 29, 2020

ABC Run #157 on August 29 was a great success with $1,000 donated to Seedling Theatre thanks to the generosity of everyone involved. Thanks much to: (a) Laurel & Larry Schumacher for being super hosts at Rosa Parks Commons, providing lots of great fruit, and donating a harvest bowl for… Continue Reading

ABC#156, for St. Jude

By Merlin Anderson | Jun 25, 2020

ABC Run #156 was at Tipton Park on June 20. A record total of $5,110 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the great generosity of 42 attendees plus 26 others that could not make it but sent us checks or donated online. The donations far exceeded… Continue Reading

ABC#155, The Baby Fold, 4-19-20

By Merlin Anderson | Apr 29, 2020

A pandemic threatened to end the 15 year streak of annual ABC runs for The Baby Fold. People were being asked to stay home except when necessary, keep at least 6 feet apart, and not have gatherings of more than 10 people. This at a time when the needs of… Continue Reading

ABC#154, for MARCFirst Pediatric Therapy

By Merlin Anderson | Mar 3, 2020

ABC Run #154 was March 1 at Robyn Walter’s home. Fun event with $1,310 donated to MarcFirst Pediatric Therapy by 36 participants plus 15 others that could not attend but got a shirt. The shirt commemorates surpassing the $150,000 mark in total donations for all 153 ABC runs. Thanks much… Continue Reading

Spotlight On……………….. Scott Richardson

Scott’s background story is not only transformative, but inspiring. From starting to ride his bike to lose weight, to beating cancer and competing in triathlons, to ultimately completing his first ultramarathon, Scott is an example to all athletes that when you put your mind to something, great things happen. Read More about “LRC Featured Runner”