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2019 Kids Run for Fun

Volunteers needed for trophy night!

August 24th

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

Aug
24
Sat
8:00 am Colfax End of Summer Celebration... @ Octavia Park
Colfax End of Summer Celebration... @ Octavia Park
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am
A nice, friendly 5K through the small town of Colfax. No hills and a great 5K for the novice to the most experienced runner. End of Summer Celebration Registration Form End of Summer 5K Information
8:00 am Get Your 6.6 on Route 66! @ Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup (start line)
Get Your 6.6 on Route 66! @ Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup (start line)
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am
Get Your 6.6 on Route 66! @ Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup (start line)
At 8 am on Saturday, August 24, 2019, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 6th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. All proceeds will go to local projects. Favorites such as the pre-race... Continue Reading
Aug
25
Sun
8:00 am Dawson Lake Dash 5K @ Moraine View State Park
Dawson Lake Dash 5K @ Moraine View State Park
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am
Dawson Lake Dash 5K @ Moraine View State Park
The Dawson Lake Dash is a 3.1 mile road race around the rolling hills of Dawson Lake in scenic Moraine View State Park in LeRoy, Illinois. All race proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Central Illinois.
Aug
31
Sat
7:30 am River Run @ River Run
River Run @ River Run
Aug 31 @ 7:30 am
River Run @ River Run
What better way to kick off your Labor Day weekend than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford. RAMP and OrthoIllinois are partnering to offer the 5th Annual 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, 1/2 Marathon Run, and a Kids Zone! The four... Continue Reading
Sep
14
Sat
6:00 am GO! St. Louis KT82 Trail Relay
GO! St. Louis KT82 Trail Relay
Sep 14 @ 6:00 am
One team, one day, 82 miles! The KT82 Relay is a six-person (or three-person ultra) team event that challenges runners to each run three separate legs of different distances as your team works together towards the finish line – a cookout and post-race party in beautiful Hermann, Missouri, in the... Continue Reading
8:00 am Illinois Agriculture in the Clas... @ Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters
Illinois Agriculture in the Clas... @ Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) 5K Grow & Go @ Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters
Ready, Set, Go & Grow! The IAA Foundation proudly presents its annual 5K Grow & Go to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table. Learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from this race benefit... Continue Reading

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.



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#148, for St. Jude

By Merlin Anderson | Jul 18, 2019

ABC Run #148 was at our house on July 14. An awesome total of $3,030 was donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the great generosity of 24 attendees plus 17 others that could not make it but sent us checks or donated online. The donations exceeded my… Continue Reading

5-5-5 Summer Series Wrap Up

By Tanya Giannotti | Jul 14, 2019

Congratulations to our THIRTY SIX 5-5-5 Summer Series award winners! Three races in two weeks: Downs Freedom, Park2Park, and Dog Days! Great job showing up, beating the heat, and crossing that finish line!  A HUGE thank you to series director Holly-Rae Van Hoof, who also directed the Downs Freedom 5k alongside… Continue Reading

ABC#147/Multi-Sport Day

By Merlin Anderson | May 19, 2019

ABC#147/Multi-Sport Day on May 18 was a success with 65 participants and $1,830 donated to Timber Pointe Outdoor Center! Thanks so much to everyone who attended, donated, organized, brought food, and enhanced the day with your enthusiasm and friendship. The weather was great, maybe just a little warm for running… Continue Reading

Next Generation Fitness Testing

By Tod Williamson | Apr 11, 2019

Our club, with the hundreds of members, have a considerable amount of experience regarding fitness and running. Topics such as training to run a faster 5k, how to increase mileage without injury, training for your first Marathon could be obtaining by discussing these topics with club members. One topic often… Continue Reading

ABC#146, The Baby Fold, 4-6-19

By Merlin Anderson | Apr 8, 2019

What a beautiful day! A great total of $1,628 was donated to The Baby Fold by 38 participants plus a few others that could not attend. Aimee Beam, Sam Guillory, and Lori Bultemeir, of The Baby Fold, were great hosts, greeting us and providing beverages. Before we ran, we recognized… 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”