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.

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

Jul
19
Sun
2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk in 2020 @ 2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk in 2020
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm

2nd IVS Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk in 2020!

Proceeds from the Tiki Trail 2.2 will be dedicated to support the IVS Kids Series

Sunday, July 19th at 3:00PM
Kuchie’s on the Water, 579 Wesley Rd, Creve Coeur

Enjoy a Hawaiian-themed run along the river front with a tiki torch finish line and Polynesian music in the background. This is the perfect event to celebrate LONG days and the arrival of Summer. The course is a total of 2.2 miles – out and back along the riverfront on a gravel road.
No hills, but the course is not smooth so please be mindful of potholes. This is not a closed course so please stay to the side of the road.

New this year: Optional racerback tanks! Unisex and women’s cut available.

All race finishers will receive a very special welcome as they cross the finish line. If you’re up for even more fun, wear your best island attire during the race!
Race party afterwards will be at Kuchie’s on the Water on the patio. Drinks are not included in the price of registration.

Awards for:
Best Overall Male and Female run time,
Best Male, Female and Group Costumes,
and
Finisher’s medals for the first 50 participants!

Aug
2
Sun
HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk @ HogWild 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am

Come preview the McLean County Fair with a 5k run or 1 mile walk in, out and around the fairgrounds. Race is Sunday before the fair, with the McLean County Fair starting on August 5. Come and enjoy pork burgers and other great eats available after the race! Trophies presented after the race! Race is chip timed by “Its Race Time”
Event Cost: 5K
$25 – Pre-Register by July 15, 2020 and receive 4 McLean County Fair tickets, t-shirt and goody bag. $30 after July 15, 2020 and on race day(t-shirt if available).
Event Cost: 1 Mile Walk
$20 – Pre-Register by July 15, 2020 and receive 4 McLean County Fair tickets, t-shirt and goody bag. $25 after July 15, 2020 and on race day(t-shirt if available).
Discounts available for Lake Run Club and Illinois Valley Striders! See sign up at “Its Race Time” Enter LRC or IVS for discount.
Packet pick-up on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 3-5PM at the fair(South Entrance) and on Race day from 7 to 745AM. (Enter from south parking lot off Route 9).
All proceeds support McLean County Fair youth. By partnering with us, your helping increase our youth’s development and leadership skills which they learn from the fair.
To be a sponsor, contact McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation, 2242 Westgate Drive, Bloomington, IL 61705.
Email: mcfair5k@gmail.com

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

At 8 am on Saturday, August 22, 2020, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 7th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. All proceeds will go to local projects. Favorites such as the pre-race shot of pure maple sirup and commemorative shot glasses, awesome t-shirts, and post-race food, drinks, and entertainment on the McLean Village square will be back. Registration opens May 1. Check back for more details coming soon!

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

Race the Dead…if you Dare!