Join us for a leisurely 2 mile walk on a flat surface around Eureka Lake or enter into one of our two challenging and competitive races. Both race courses are beautiful; going through the woodlands along Eureka Lake. The 10K also has a short loop in a nearby quiet neighborhood. Both 5K and 10K distance available. Course is mostly flat with a couple of significant hills one of which ascends Eureka Lake dam and near the finish line. There is an additional hill for the 10K runners ascending to the neighborhood. 5K & 10K begin promptly @ 7:30 am, 2 Mile walk begins at 8:45 am
This event will benefit Heartline (offering assistance within the community of Woodford County) and Heart House (offering shelter for women and children).
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.