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. 2020 will be the marked the 39th anniversary of this local favorite running event.
In addition to the standard age group classifications, the race has footpounder classesfor men over 220 lb and women over 190 lb, as well as footpounder light: 190-219 lb (men) and 150lb – 179lb (women).
The 1/2 marathon course features the best of both inner (4.37 miles) and outer loop (7.44 miles) courses. All races have chip timing and race results posted within hours of the completion of the event. Great post food, beer tent with more than one beer option and awards ceremony.
|Family friendly 5k with youth prices and free tamales! Awesome Hot Tamale performance shirts guaranteed with registration until May 12. All proceeds will help feed Central American families facing food shortages due to the pandemic.|
Registration details to be posted soon…
Catalyst Ministries is hosting a fundraising/awareness 5K on June 5th at Tipton Park.
A little more about Catalyst Ministries
We educate and engage the local community to understand the realities of human trafficking and sexual exploitation and to help strengthen, support, and advocate for the vulnerable.
We partner with individuals, local churches, organizations, and law enforcement to reach and rescue those who have been oppressed.
We work locally to provide a residential community for women in recovery from sex trafficking, exploitation, and extreme abuse. This safe-haven is called Catalyst Farms. An array of Christ-centered support services are provided to foster healing, recovery, and an opportunity to begin a new life.
Join us for a leisurely 2 mile walk on a flat surface around Eureka Lake or enter into one of our two challenging and competitive races. Both race courses are beautiful; going through the woodlands along Eureka Lake. The 10K also has a short loop in a nearby quiet neighborhood. Both 5K and 10K distance available. Course is mostly flat with a couple of significant hills one of which ascends Eureka Lake dam and near the finish line. There is an additional hill for the 10K runners ascending to the neighborhood. 5K & 10K begin promptly @ 7:30 am, 2 Mile walk begins at 8:45 am
This event will benefit Heartline (offering assistance within the community of Woodford County) and Heart House (offering shelter for women and children).
We will be running LIVE this year!! The Lake Escape is a rolling, partially shaded figure-8 course traversing the roads around the beautiful twin lakes, Lake Iroquois and Bayles Lake, in Loda, IL. Starting near the beach of Lake Iroquois, 10k runners will complete the clockwise loop around Bayles Lake prior to heading towards the counter-clockwise loop around Lake Iroquois and finish with a downhill sprint to the beach. 5k runners will only run the loop around Lake Iroquois. A kid’s 1K will be held near the beach immediately following the conclusion of the 10K. Awards will be given to the overall male and female in each race as well as top 3 age group awards for the following age groups under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ . Special Note: All runners are welcome to take a dip in the lake at the beach to cool off after the race!!
Online registration only! There will be no race day or mail in registrations for 2021.
|Come run the McLean County Fairgrounds in support of McLean County youth! Route takes you in, out and through the fairgrounds just ahead of the McLean County Fair.
Participants will receive 4 McLean County Fair Admission tickets, goody bag and race t-shirt(if sign up by July 15).
Packet pick up is July 31 from 3 to 5PM or 7-7:30 day of race at the south end of the fairgrounds.
Race is chip timed by “Its Race Time.”
Discount available for Lake Run Club members and Illinois Valley Striders.
St. Jude Walk/Run events are held across the country in September, but this one is unique in including the We Care Half Marathon! Very flat fast out-and-back course. Family-friendly event with something for everyone! Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Will update details as the race website is released in April and pricing details are confirmed. Date is firm.
|The MO’ Cowbell race course highlights the area with a trip through the heart of New Town just past halfway before heading back toward the finish in Frontier Park between Historic Main Street and the Missouri River. The route is flat for nearly ten miles before a two mile hilly stretch along the Little Hills Expressway. The last mile of the race is downhill heading toward the park.