Full Calendar

Apr
18
Sat
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).

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
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

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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

May
31
Sun
Millstadt Tin Man Half Marathon and 5K Run @ Millstadt Tin Man Half Marathon and 5K Run
May 31 @ 7:30 am

Both races are out and back on oiled and chipped roads through the Millstadt countryside. Restroom facilities will be along the route, as well as water stations. The after-party will be Ott’s Tavern, with homemade pulled pork sandwiches, homemade cole slaw and beverages. Top three overall male and female finishers in both the half marathon and 5K will receive plaques. The top three finishers in each age bracket will receive a medal; however, there will be no duplication of awards. All half marathon finishers will receive a commemorative Tin Man Mug. All registrants will receive a tee shirt. Early packet pickup will be at Ott’s Tavern, 20 East Washington, Millstadt, on May 30 from 4-6 p.m. All proceeds will go towards the restoration and preservation of the Old Millstadt Water Tower, Millstadt’s most visible landmark.

2020 Registration Form

Jun
13
Sat
Race with your Heart and pancake breakfast @ Race with your Heart and pancake breakfast
Jun 13 @ 7:30 am

5K & 10K run starts at 7:30am and goes along the beautiful Eureka Lake and into the nature trails. This course has a couple of challenging hills. Afterwards there is an awards ceremony with medals and a pancake and sausage breakfast for all participants and their families.

2020 (new) race flyer_HEARTHOUSE

Jun
28
Sun
2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K @ 2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K
Jun 28 @ 7:30 am

Co-Sponsored/Directed by KJHS Cross Country and 6140Run!
NEW THIS YEAR…RACE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT
THE CHILDRENS MILK FUND OF KNOX COUNTY!
Trophies will be awarded to Top 3 in Male and Female divisions & Medals to 4th through 10th places in each division. NEW THIS YEAR…Fastest boy and girl ages 12 & under will receive a trophy!!!
Race will be bib/chip timed. Mostly flat & fast course finishing on the Knoxville High School Track. (race course can be viewed on race website)
$25 entry fee.
Race will be held: June 28, 2020, 7:30 am at the Knoxville Track Complex.

2020 Registration

Jul
18
Sat
7th Annual Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5K @ 7th Annual Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5K
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am

Entries are now being accepted for the 7th Annual Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5K set for Saturday July 18.
The 3.1 Mile run begins at AlWood High School; 301 E 5th Avenue, Woodhull at 8:00 a.m.
Early registration fee is $20.00 if received by July 13 and includes a performance t-shirt.
After July 13 registration fee increases to $25.00 through the morning of the race; shirt sizes on race day registration are not guaranteed.
Entry forms are available online on race calendars at www.cornbelt.org and www.starvedrockrunners.org or call Lindsey Brown at 309-334-2934 or email lbrown@jtmconcepts.com.
Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:45 a.m. and conclude at 7:45 a.m. sharp.
The 5K course is flat and fast winding through the streets of Woodhull and the rural countryside north of town.
Awards go to the top three finishers in each Male and Female age division.
The top Male and Female Woodhull Finishers and top Male and Female RidgeWood Cross Country Alumni will also earn trophies.
Walkers are welcomed and are eligible for all age group awards.
84 Trophies will be awarded in the following age groups: 9 & 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, and new 70 and over category.
Results, fruit, drinks, and snacks will be available after the race.
Free Family Fun Run (1/4-mile loop) for the little ones w/ free t-shirt and ribbon for the kids. Fun Run set to start at approximately 9:30 a.m. after 5K Trophy Presentations are completed.
The race kicks off a day of free events for kids in the park celebrating summer fun (this year including a sanctioned StrongMan Competition and kids’ tractor pull) including a pork chop lunch and ice cream social, topped off by supper on Main Street and a Free Admission Street Dance featuring Lynn Allen (8:00 p.m. to Midnight) to round out the evening.

2020 New Family Fun Fest 5K Run Entry