Full Calendar

Mar
7
Sat
Miller Park Zoo Stampede @ Miller Park
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am
Miller Park Zoo Stampede @ Miller Park
– Chip-timed by It’s Race Time.
– Accurately measured 5K; mostly flat with a few rolling hills.
– A portion of the route goes through the zoo.
– 5K starts at 10:00am with 3K walk following.
– Fun Run: 1/4 mile, for children ages 10 and under – starts at 9:30am.
Mar
15
Sun
St. Patrick’s Day 5K @ Bloomington VFW
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm

Get ready for a PR! This 5k course is about as flat as you can get. The race starts and finishes on Lincoln Avenue and is basically an out and back course.  The race course was near the Schooners Eatery for many years, but was moved to its current location in 1994.

The post-race takes place at the VFW Hall Post 454 in Bloomington.
  • Early Packet Pick-Up: 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Saturday, March 16 at the Bloomington VFW Post 454
  • Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Bloomington VFW Post 454

Proceeds will be donated to Veterans Helping Veterans.

 

 

 

Mar
28
Sat
Penguin in the Park @ Penguin in the Park
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its milestone 15th anniversary on March 28, 2020! After his namesake, the Penguin, John Bingham, inspires us all to get out there and be active. Penguin in the Park is the largest (and friendliest) 5K in the Decatur area. This race embraces the Penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

Starting at 9:00am, the 5K race takes place in Fairview Park on a rolling bike path; afterwards, we move to the post-race party inside to Millikin’s Griswold Gym for awards, and warm food.

This year will once again include the 300 meter Penguin Jr. Dash for the younger penguins that will take place before the start of the 5K at 8:30 am. This is a great opportunity to include youth in a sport and activity that is life long. Make Penguin in the Park a family activity this year. Penguin Dash participants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and goody bag along with a finisher ribbon.

penguin_5k_entry_form_2020

Interplanetary 5K @ Interplanetary 5K
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am

Run the Planets!

Interplanetary 5K Race + 1 Mile Fitness Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run

March 28, 2020

Register by March 10 to guarantee a shirt!

A family oriented race/walk for participants off all ages. 5K Race for all ages, 1 Mile Fitness Walk, 1/2 Mile Kids’ Fun Run
Walk or run through portions of the Central Illinois Community Solar System, the world’s most complete large scale model of the Solar System
Participants will follow the routes of interplanetary explorers through the Solar System, from the Sun – past Mercury, Venus, and Earth – to Mars and back along the Riverfront Trail
It’s athletic, it’s educational, it’s fun… for the whole family!

LOCATIONS

Peoria Riverfront Museum (check-in & awards), Gateway Building (start & finish Line)

Course: Entirely flat (no hills) along the Riverfront Trail (from Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina)

TIMES

Friday, March 27: packet pickup from 12 to 5:30 pm, Peoria Riverfront Museum

Saturday, March 28:

7:30-8:30 am: Race day registration; packet pickup
9 am: 5K Race start
9:05 am: 1 Mile Fitness Walk start
9:30 am: Kids’ 1/2 Mile Fun Run start
Refreshments after 5K race; awards after the Kids’ Fun Run

FEES

5K Race (3.1 miles): $25 ($30 race day), without shirt: $20 ($25 race day)
1 Mile Fitness Walk: $20 ($25 race day), without shirt: $15 ($20 race day)
Kids’ Fun Run: $15 (includes Terry the Tractor book), without shirt: $10
Family Fun Run pricing: after registering 2 children, additional Fun Run participants in the same family pay only $7 each (must register by mail or in person for special pricing)
Make checks payable to “Peoria Riverfront Museum”

REGISTRATION

Registration is also available in person at the museum’s front desk, and by mailing in the 2020 form.

IVS Grand Prix participants receive $5.00 discount on registration. Please email the IVS Grand Prix Administrator at bh26.2m@gmail.com, or visit the IVS website for more information.

T-Shirt: All race participants pre-registered by March 5 have the option to receive a gender specific moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Participants may also choose not to receive a shirt, for a discounted entry fee. Fun Run participants will receive a cotton T-shirt. Race T-shirts from past races will be available for purchase at packet pick up and on race day.

AWARDS

Awards to overall male and female winners, and top male and female 5K runners in each age division. Certificates for kids and fitness walkers. All kids will receive their choice of a Terry the Tractor book, signed by the author and race director, Mike Rucker.

DIVISIONS & RACE INFO

5K divisions: overall male and female; 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and up

Inquires: please contact Renae Kerrigan at rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309.863.3030.

 

Interplanetary5K_BRO_20

 

Apr
18
Sat
Fearless Together @ Triangle on Constitution Trail
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am
Fearless Together @ Triangle on Constitution Trail

Don’t miss out on an unique opportunity to enjoy a long run with your favorite FEARLESS runners and walkers!

Group run/walk together for a 26.2-mile total distance, as one united relay team.  Run/walk your own pace for the distance or time you choose.  You may join the event at any of the marked check points where water, Gatorade, and some nutrition support will be available.  The course runs mostly along Constitution Trail and Tipton Park. Join us for all or a portion of the event and choose how many miles you wish to run or walk with the group.  A 261 FEARLESS Club Leader will be with the group at all times to help direct, keep the team on course, and cheer everyone on. TOGETHER, we will ALL reach a common goal of 26.2 Miles!

TIMING/RACING: Our club is committed to non-competitive, non-performance-based running and walking. This is an UN-TIMED, NON-COMPETITIVE group long run. We encourage all participants to enjoy the journey with your mates, regardless of pace or time or how many miles you plan to travel.

Find your FEARLESS with us on April 18, 2019!

Membership registration opens January 1, 2020.
Event registration opens February 1, 2020

2020 MCStrong 5k Classic @ 2020 MCStrong 5k Classic
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am

The Classic includes a 5k run, 1 mile walk and a virtual run. Packet pickup and registration is available Friday, April 17, from 4:00-6:00 at Fleet Feet and Saturday, April 18, from 7:30-8:30. Together we can “strike out” drunk driving. The Classic is to glorify God and honor Michael Collins’ legacy who was killed by a drunk driver.

Carle Shake the Lake 5K @ Carle Shake the Lake 5K
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am

Shirts:
Pre-register by March 15 to guarantee a free, soft race T-shirt! Those registering on the day of the event or after March 15 are not guaranteed a T-shirt or the correct size.

T-shirts and other items will not be provided to those under age 16 that register without paying a registration fee

Parking:
Free parking available at the Champaign County Fairgrounds

Awards:
This year the following awards will be given out after the event:

Top Overall male and female
Top (3) male and female in the following age groups: 19 & Under, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60+
Best Costume
First Veteran to Finish
First Stroller to Finish
First Dog to Finish

Participation ribbons for kids under 16
Bounce house for kids

This is a family-friendly and leashed pet-friendly fun run (strollers welcome).

8TH ANNUAL RUN FOR RESPECT 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 AT 10:00AM @ RUN FOR RESPECT 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

8TH ANNUAL RUN FOR RESPECT 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 AT 10:00AM
​PONTIAC TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
PONTIAC, ILLINOIS

JOIN US!  Help us Spread The Word:Inclusion by creating a world where all people are treated with RESPECT! All proceeds from the Run for Respect benefit Pontiac Township High School’s Special Olympics and Peers In Action programs.

This year’s theme is RALLY 4 RESPECT!  

RACE: Accurately measured chip-timed race flat 5K which begins and ends at Pontiac Township High School
– 5K starts at 10:00am and 1 mile walk starts after the 5K runners take off (on the high school track)
– Water stop at mile 2

NEW THIS YEAR:  Special Kids Fun Run (for all children 10 and under who are registered for the Fun Run.)

AWARDS: 5K, overall male/female, male/female age groups (14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+)

REFRESHMENTS: Light refreshments provided.

REGISTRATION/ENTRY: 5K and Fun Run Participants registering by 4/10/2020 will receive a dry-blend T-shirt.  No guarantees for shirts after 4/10/2020.
 
Adult 5K/1 mile run $20.00 (nonrefundable)
Students 5K/1 mile run $10.00, includes college students (nonrefundable)
– $25.00 same day registration for all
​- $2.00 discount for Lake Run Club Members
 
Team : Come as a team (3 or more) and Earn Special Recognition and a Team Plaque! 

Apr
19
Sun
ZCenter Race to Zero @ ZCenter Race to Zero
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am

This event celebrates and coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is an opportunity to encourage activism within the community to raise awareness and fight to end sexual violence.

ZCenter is committed to providing a safe space for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. By participating as an individual or forming a team, runners raise funds for the free critical services we provide our clients including and 24-hour support line programs.

May
2
Sat
2020 Lake Run 4.37 Mile, 7.44 Mile Run, 1/2 Marathon and 3 mile walk @ 2019 Lake Run
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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.