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.

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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.

 

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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

May
2
Sat
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.

Jul
4
Sat
Park to Park @ Miller Park Zoo
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am

This inter-city race starts on Wood Street near Miller Park in Bloomington, east on Wood Street, then north on Main Street, through downtown Bloomington, turns west on Gregory, then north on the Constitution Trail to The Corn Crib in Normal. View Park to Park Course Map.

The race originated in 1985 as the Intercity 10K. After two years the race was changed to a 5 mile run. For years, the 5 mile run was a little longer than 5 miles. In 1993, the Lake Run club began organizing the event and made the 5 mile course accurate.

Packet Pickup and In-Person Registration:
July 3rd: 4-7 pm at Often Running
July 4th: 6-7 am at Miller Park Pavilion

Shuttle Service:
Shuttle service is available between the Corn Crib and Miller Park. Prior to the race, buses will leave the Corn Crib beginning at 5:45 and ending at 6:15. After the race concludes, buses will leave the Corn Crib up through the Awards Ceremony.

 

 

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

Race the Dead…if you Dare!