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Get Your 6.6 On Route 66! @ Get Your 6.6 On Route 66!
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CORE of McLean has decided to cancel this year’s live event. But we’ve heard you: You don’t want to totally miss out on our event in 2020! So we are holding our annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk as a virtual race. Proceeds will benefit CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Funds raised will be directed toward our continued work on the new park underneath our old decommissioned water tower, which is the usual location of the finish line of the run/walk and is featured in this year’s t-shirt design. In early June, we had plants and mulch installed in the park, with a focus on native plants that attract pollinators. Future plans include installing a roof structure within the supports of the water tower to create shade over the seating area below and having the tower creatively painted by a local artist.
You have the option to complete a 6.6k run/walk whenever and wherever you want and submit your time on the weekend of August 22 & 23, but this is not required. The registration fee includes a soft cotton t-shirt as well as a shot glass and a small bottle of Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup for a DIY sirup shot opportunity! Got enough swag? You have the option of not receiving any or all these items, but the cost of registration stays the same. Can’t get enough swag? Additional shirts and shot glasses may also be purchased for an additional charge. Items will be available sometime mid-September for local pickup or can be shipped directly to you. 

Registration is open through August 22nd.

Heartland Haunted Harvest Virtual 5K @ Anywhere, USA
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am

The Heartland Haunted Harvest 5K has gone virtual for 2020!
This year you can register to run or walk when and where you want during the month of October while supporting students at Heartland Community College. Not quite ready to tackle the 5K event? Take on the 1K walk.

This fall’s event will feature another fun change as it becomes the Heartland “Haunted” Harvest 5K. Want to have a little extra fun? Take part in our Halloween costume contest. Run in your costume and upload your pictures to the Heartland Haunted Harvest Facebook group. Finalists will be selected and voted on. Winners will get a little extra race swag.

Race packets will be mailed to each participant. To receive your race packet in October, register by October 1. Race registration will close on October 31.

Race Packets include:
– Long-sleeve tech shirt
– Finisher medal
– Virtual race-specific bib
– Exclusive HCC swag

Easterseals Timber pointe Outdoor Center Run The Woods 5k-8k trail run @ Easterseals Run The Woods
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am

Enjoy a scenic trail run through Easterseals’ Timber Pointe Outdoor Center on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Run The Woods offers an 8k course, classic 5k course and a 1 mile walk/hike. Pick your distance and enjoy the signature pancake breakfast all while raising funds for the children of Easterseals!

Run the Woods Registration

Snyder Shriner 5K @ Snyder Shriner 5K
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am

All proceeds go to The Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals. If this race has to be done as a virtual event we are still charging for the race. Entry fees are non refundable.

It’s a scenic loop of Bloomington including the Lake Side golf course and some great houses. The event begins and ends in the Tentac parking lot where there is a DJ and great food and prizes. It is timed by It’s Race Time and there are awards for the top 3 finishers in all age groups both male and female. It’s an amazing collaboration of so many businesses and residents getting together to raise money for The Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.

This is the 6th year for this amazing and fun event. I do not know how to attach links and files so please call me for details and perhaps someone can assist with this. I appreciate it.

We hope to move forward with this event as planned. Thank you for your support.
-Tracy 309-275-6590

Race the Dead @ Kick's Bar & Grill
Oct 30 @ 6:01 pm

Race the Dead…if you Dare!


Ghost Chase 5K @ Ghost Chase 5K
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am

Ghost Chase is a 5K Race sponsored by the IVC High School Band Boosters (a 501.c.3 nonprofit corp.) with proceeds benefiting the IVC Band programs: Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Bands, Indoor Drumline & Guard.
This funding helps pay for instruments, music writing & choreography, special instruction and competition expenses.
Thank you for supporting our award winning Band Program!

IVS Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk @ Glen Oak Park, Lower level. Intersection of Abington St. and NE Perry Ave., Peoria, IL 61603
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

Come join us at the Spooktacular Second IVS Trick or Trot Fun Run/Walk
What could be better than running through a cemetery on Halloween night?? Trunk or Treating while running through a cemetery on Halloween night!!

The run/walk will start near the base of the Michael Sonnemaker statue and then wind past the mausoleums and monuments in Springdale.

(Don’t be afraid – all the spooks and goblins are trick-or-treating elsewhere.) Along the way there will be trunk or treat stations to fill your goodie bag!

There will also be a Virtual Ghosting Trot – for those who prefer to haunt in their own graveyards.

Runners are encouraged to run in costume and enter the costume contest just before the fun run, in compliance with all CDC social distancing guidelines.

Costume Categories:

Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume, Best Couple Costume, Best Group Costume and new this year:

Best Under 18 Costume!
A photo booth will be available for an enduring image of your fun! There will be a disinfectant station available – please wipe down the photo booth before and after each use. A volunteer will also be stationed at the photo booth for assistance.

All participants will receive a treat bag and memento of their run.

Participants are required to bring a headlamp/flashlight. Reflective gear is encouraged.


Virtual Great River Road Run @ Anywhere USA!
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am
The virtual race is just that, virtual. Meaning you go out where ever you live and run whatever distance you choose, 5k – 5 mile – 10 mile, then you pay your registration fee, and finally you upload and send in your results to us (upload results starting Nov 1st). Or go for the TRIPLE CROWN, and run all 3 races! The Virtual Race goes from November 1st through November 30th 2020. So you can run and upload results anytime between those dates. Each participant will receive a Virtual Great River Road Run long sleeve t-shirt and a finisher medal. If you complete the Triple Crown you will also get the special Virtual Great River Road Run Nike Bag! The cost for the event is $35 dollars per entry. Or $90 if you are going for the Triple Crown. There are no age groups, no divisions, no nothing. But we will be posting a live leader board of the different races (starting Nov 1st), so you can see where you stack up from across the country.

Run the Path, Utica 10K @ Run the Path, Utica 10K
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am

This is a new Starved Rock Runner club race. It is an out and back 10K based in Utica, Illinois and replaces the Canal Connection.

2021 Lake Run 4.37 Mile, 7.44 Mile Run, 1/2 Marathon and 3 mile walk @ 2019 Lake Run
May 1 @ 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.