Full Calendar

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.

Lake Run @ Green Gables, Lake Bloomington
May 2 @ 8:30 am

$2 discount for LRC members
$1 discount for Illinois Valley Striders, Starved Rock Runners, Springfield Road Runner, Decatur Running Club, and Second Wind

Five distances:

  • 4.37 mile run (7K)
  • 4.37 mile competitive walk (7K)
  • 7.44 mile run (12k)
  • 1/2 marathon (13.1 mile)
  • 3 mile walk
  • Map of Lake Run Courses

More details:

  • Course is flat to gently rolling around Lake Bloomington
  • Footpounder classes, Male and Female
  • Chip Timing by itsracetime.com
    • Your results stream live online in real time
  • Finishers medals for 1/2 marathon participants
  • 4.37 mile competitive walk: overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards (No age group for this event)

Packet Pickup:

  • Friday 4:30PM – 8:00PM at the Central Illinois MultiSport Expo http://cimultisportexpo.com/
  • Saturday 7:00AM – 8:15AM at Lake Bloomington

 
Race Start Times:

  • Half marathon/12k: 8:30 am
  • 7k/3-mile walk: 9:00 am

Partial proceeds from this event will benefit local charities.

May
16
Sat
2020 Bridge the Gap to Health Race @ Clat Adams Park
May 16 @ 8:00 am
2020 Bridge the Gap to Health Race @ Clat Adams Park

The Bridge the Gap to Health Race features a 5K, 10K, and half marathon for the competitive runner as well as a 5K leisure walk that start at 8:00 a.m. The Paul Arndt Kid’s Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. The race takes place in Quincy, IL. on May 16 in Clat Adams Park. The event has hosted a multitude of competitive runners over the years, and maintains a family-friendly atmosphere.

Packet pick-up is available Friday evening before the race on May 15 at our local university or on the morning of the race. We award medals to our top three overall finishers of each race as well as top males and females in each race within each age category.  Details available on our website. We provide 5K and 10K registrants with a t-shirt and the half marathon race provides a full zip apparel item. All race participants receive access to post race food and an alcoholic beverage ticket for race completion. Participants can register on the morning of the race. This year will be the second medal of our three year connecting medal. Check out the medal design here: https://youtu.be/555GRTcRNOA

Check out our website or Facebook page

Our race course crosses the Mississippi River into Missouri and returns back to Illinois. The half marathon portion of our race continues onto our Klingner Trail with has the largest pedestrian footbridge in Illinois. So join us to cover two states and cross two major bridges in this race.

Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen @ Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen
May 16 @ 8:00 am

Please join us for the Run for the Fallen Half Marathon Run, 5k Run/Walk, and 3k Run/Walk by honoring and supporting Gold Star Families and our Fallen Heroes. The Run for the Fallen is presented by Gold Star Mission and sponsored by Cherry Valley Fire Department, Winnebago County Forest Preserve, Runner’s Image, Carlyle Brewery, Culligan Water, and other organizations to be listed on the sponsor page in the future. The 5k and 3k will have special “Kid Friendly” pricing for ages 17 and under ( All runners must register on RunSignUp). Come out and run, ruck, or walk with us and remember our Fallen Military Heroes. This event is also a Rockford Road Runner Circuit Race and a goal race for the Rockford Wildcats.

“Loss, once it becomes a certainty, is like a rock you hold in your hand. It has weight, dimension, and texture. It’s solid and can be assessed and dealt with. What we do with this loss matters” 1. We can choose to hide it in our pocket and carry it around with no one knowing who or what the person was. Or, we can cast it out allowing it to skip along the water causing a rippling effect, keeping the memory of the person lost alive.

A “Gold Star Family” is defined as a military family who has suffered the loss of a loved one due to the service member being killed in action (KIA) while engaged in combat with an opposing force. Gold Star Mission is an Illinois based nonprofit organization in good standing with the state. The Gold Star Mission is an organization dedicated to honoring and supporting Gold Star Families within the community. Our core mission is to ensure the memory and the legacy of these Fallen Heroes lives on through various endurance events, generous works in the community, and educational scholarships given in the name of a fallen military hero.

This is the second year the “Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen” will take place in Rockford, IL. Last year we achieved great strides in bringing awareness and honoring our local Gold Star Families with an event that had over 425 participants. The Run for the Fallen was able to raise $12,000 in which twelve $1,000 scholarships are to be awarded in 2020. This event consists of a half marathon run, 5k run/walk, and 3k (youth) run/walk. This event provides a platform to remember and preserve the memory of our Fallen Heroes – some of who are from our local communities. The race will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020 and starts at 4919 Blackhawk Rd, Rockford, IL. It is an opportunity to experience the scenic beauty of Winnebago County’s forest preserves while supporting the efforts of the Gold Star Mission. The money raised by fundraising efforts and through the race entry fee will be used for scholarships, distributed annually, in the names of the Fallen Soldiers. This race will continue to be an annual, ongoing event for the community of Rockford, IL.

FOLLOWING THE RACE

Enjoy beer donated by Carlyle Brewery Co. Back for a 2nd year sponsoring the Run for the Fallen.

Hank O Payne Scholarship Foundation 5k Race / 1 Mile fun walk @ Hank O Payne Scholarship Foundation 5k Race / 1 Mile fun walk
May 16 @ 8:30 am

5k Race and walk fundraiser is to provide financial scholarships to military veterans, high school graduates, and adults enrolled in a trade/vocational school.

2020 Official 5K Race Fundraiser Benefit Flyer