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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

Due to COVID19, we have stopped our WaveRunner Training Program.  Our program leaders can answer questions that you may have regarding refunds, moving your fees to 2021.  Thanks for your patience in these challenging times.

Due to COVID19 the St.Pat's 5k, will be held on Sunday, Sept 20th at 1:00PM.

We are extending the registration for the Virtual Lake Run till next Saturday, May 9th. Get out and run and please post your photos, experiences our the LRC Facebook site and be safe on your quest. BTW, Lake Road Inn does have carry out food too. https://signup.itsracetime.com/Race/IL/Hudson/TheLakeRun

Lake Run Club Banquet will be moved from Friday March 20, to Friday June 12th at Destihl Brew Works in Normal at 6:00PM due to COVID19.

Banquet Ticket - $15.00, includes appetizer, dinner and beverage of choice. Tickets at the door $20.

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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

Jun
13
Sat
7:30 am Race with your Heart and pancake... @ Race with your Heart and pancake breakfast
Race with your Heart and pancake... @ Race with your Heart and pancake breakfast
Jun 13 @ 7:30 am
Race with your Heart and pancake breakfast @ Race with your Heart and pancake breakfast
5K & 10K run starts at 7:30am and goes along the beautiful Eureka Lake and into the nature trails. This course has a couple of challenging hills. Afterwards there is an awards ceremony with medals and a pancake and sausage breakfast for all participants and their families. 2020 (new) race... Continue Reading
Jun
28
Sun
7:30 am 2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K @ 2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K
2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K @ 2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K
Jun 28 @ 7:30 am
2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K @ 2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K
Co-Sponsored/Directed by KJHS Cross Country and 6140Run! NEW THIS YEAR…RACE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE CHILDRENS MILK FUND OF KNOX COUNTY! Trophies will be awarded to Top 3 in Male and Female divisions & Medals to 4th through 10th places in each division. NEW THIS YEAR…Fastest boy and girl ages 12... Continue Reading
Jul
4
Sat
7:30 am Park to Park @ Miller Park Zoo
Park to Park @ Miller Park Zoo
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am
This inter-city race starts on Wood Street near Miller Park in Bloomington, east on Wood Street, then north on Main Street, through downtown Bloomington, turns west on Gregory, then north on the Constitution Trail to The Corn Crib in Normal. View Park to Park Course Map. The race originated in... Continue Reading
Jul
18
Sat
8:00 am 7th Annual Woodhull Family Fun F... @ 7th Annual Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5K
7th Annual Woodhull Family Fun F... @ 7th Annual Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5K
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am
Entries are now being accepted for the 7th Annual Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5K set for Saturday July 18. The 3.1 Mile run begins at AlWood High School; 301 E 5th Avenue, Woodhull at 8:00 a.m. Early registration fee is $20.00 if received by July 13 and includes a performance... Continue Reading
Jul
19
Sun
3:00 pm 2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/W... @ 2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk in 2020
2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/W... @ 2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk in 2020
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm
2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk in 2020 @ 2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk in 2020
2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk in 2020! Proceeds from the Tiki Trail 2.2 will be dedicated to support the IVS Kids Series Sunday, July 19th at 3:00PM Kuchie’s on the Water, 579 Wesley Rd, Creve Coeur Enjoy a Hawaiian-themed run along the river front with a tiki torch... Continue Reading
Aug
2
Sun
8:00 am HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk
HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am
HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk
Come preview the McLean County Fair with a 5k run or 1 mile walk in, out and around the fairgrounds. Race is Sunday before the fair, with the McLean County Fair starting on August 5. Come and enjoy pork burgers and other great eats available after the race! Trophies presented... Continue Reading


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#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

ABC#153, Sugar Grove Nature Center

By Merlin Anderson | Feb 5, 2020

An amazing total of $1,759 was donated to Sugar Grove Nature Center by the 33 participants, some donations from those that could not attend, and a special donation from Shady Hollow Trail Runners. Thanks so much to all. At 9:00 we gathered for a group photo and to hear from… Continue Reading

ABC#152, Scott Early Learning Center

By Merlin Anderson | Jan 6, 2020

On January 5, a total of 32 participants generously supported the children in our community with donations that totaled $750. Scott Early Learning Center will benefit even more when State Farm employees/retirees apply under State Farm’s matching grant program. If you contributed $25 or more, please be sure to apply…. Continue Reading

ABC#151, for Adopt-A-Family

By Merlin Anderson | Nov 12, 2019

Heartwarming! Temps were cold but hearts were warm. Thanks so much to the 43 participants who joined us at Lisa & Jay Sparks’ home on November 9 to support Adopt-A-Family with donations totaling $1,500. This will provide a great Christmas for our assigned family and maybe one more family. Those… 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”