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.
|We can’t wait to see you in person at the 2021 Odell Days Firecracker 5K! The course will take you throughout Odell, an out/back loop in the country and finish downtown. Come dressed in your Fourth of July best!
5K will begin at 7:45AM and will be chip timed by It’s Race Time.
$12 entry free includes race participation and after race refreshments. T-shirts are an additional $14 charge.
|Come run (5k) or walk (3k) 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). Late registrations may receive tickets, bag and t-shirt if any are left.
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.
At 8 am on Saturday, August 28, 2021, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 8th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. We are excited to once again offer this as a LIVE event! This point-to-point 6.6k/4.1-mile run/walk starts in Funks Grove (shuttle service is provided from McLean to Funks Grove), with participants running or walking on the Mother Road herself to our new park under the old water tower in McLean, which was funded by previous proceeds from this event. This race has become a much-anticipated must-do for many—join us in having a great time raising money for our community! Awards will be given for the best times (male/female) in several age groups, and favorites such as the pre-race shot of pure maple sirup and commemorative shot glasses, awesome t-shirts, and post-race food from the Dixie will be back. Also returning will be a classic car show and Ruby’s Rescue & Retreat with adoptable dogs and puppies, as well as a silent auction to benefit their rescue in McLean. See the race webpage for more details and to register.
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.
Save the date!
Event details and registration access will be posted soon.
|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.