What better way to kick off your Labor Day weekend than getting out for some family-friendly competition (for those who want to be competitive) in downtown Rockford.
RAMP and OrthoIllinois are partnering to offer the 5th Annual 3K Walk/Wheel, 5K Run, 1/2 Marathon Run, and a Kids Zone! The four events take place in the morning of Saturday, August 31st. All proceeds from these events will go directly to RAMP. Register online by August 15th to be guaranteed an event t-shirt!
Ready, Set, Go & Grow! The IAA Foundation proudly presents its annual 5K Grow & Go to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table. Learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Ag in the Classroom (IAITC), a program that provides free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel, & farming.
Accurately measured course has a cross-country feel with well-maintained grass, pavement, and a few rolling hills. Finishing times & results provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal. Pre-registered runners receive a t-shirt and a healthy, hot breakfast after the race.
Unique to the event is a 1/4 mile “Kids Race” for children 10 & under. All children receive an award, a healthy, hot breakfast, and opportunity to take part in hands-on learning activities.
Post-race, join us for an indoor open house featuring interactive learning stations from IAITC program, hot breakfast, and awards ceremony.
The Tails Humane Society Mutt Strut is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk-a-thon. Proceeds go directly to the animals in our care. Bring your friends, dogs, and friends who are dogs to this fun-filled race! We have chip timing for better accuracy and awards and medals for top overall runners. We also offer pre-registration and same-day registration.
St. Jude Walk/Run events are held across the country in September, but this one is unique in including the We Care Half Marathon! Very flat fast out-and-back course. Family-friendly event with something for everyone! Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The TBK Quad Cities Marathon, a USATF certified course, captures the essence of our nation’s heartland with its consistent connection to the Mississippi River, amazing views, and Midwest charm.
Rated a fairly flat and fast course, it is a great Boston qualifier!
The race features one of the finest, most scenic river views in the country. It covers 5 races, 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 island, all along the mighty Mississippi River.
The 26.2 mile run starts and ends at 1201 River Drive in downtown Moline, IL. The event benefits many worthy causes. Our primary cause is prostate cancer research & screening.
The 6th Annual Swifty Swine 5K takes place on a scenic course during the weekend of Clinton’s 51st Apple and Pork Festival. It begins and ends at the Chatauqua picnic area at Weldon Springs State Park. The event includes yummy post-race snacks, homemade finishers medals, and trophies to 1st and 2nd male/female finishers in all age categories. We also have a FREE Piglet Prance for our wee little runners. Come enjoy this family-friendly event!
Event details and schedule:
· Participants in the 5K run will be grouped in the following categories: 10 & under; 11-17; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+
· Trophies awarded to the 1st and 2nd overall male & female runners in each age category, with handmade finisher’s medals for each 5K participant.
· Entry Fee:
$25 if registered by Friday, September 20, 2019.
$30 if registered from 9/21/19 to race day.
T-shirts guaranteed if registered by 9/20/19.
· Packet pickup and day-of-race registration begins at 7:00am on race day.
· Race begins at 8:00 AM, with awards following at approximately 9:00 AM.
· Follow the signs on race day for parking and registration.
· FREE Piglet Prance for kids 8 and under will begin immediately following the award ceremony.
Please see our Facebook page for race updates and this year’s course map!
Start/Finish Location: South Elementary School, Chillicothe, IL
Start Time: 8:00am for 5K/Walk;8:45am for kids fun run (following finish of 5k).
Packet pick-up: 7:00 am morning of race.
Timing by Mayhem Race management.
IVS Grand Prix Series Race.
Participants receive pancake breakfast, race shirt, swag bag, and entry to door prizes. Kids fun run participants also receive finishers medal.
PATH is hosting its 3rd annual ‘Just a Call Away’ 5k to benefit our adult protective services program. All revenue from the event will go towards providing direct services to the community, specifically for vulnerable older adults or people aged 18-59 with a disability.
Race starts at 9:00am, and registration begins at 8:00am.
This is a family-friendly run-walk event, and all ages are welcome! Registration through August is $30, during the month of September is $35, and the day of the event is $40. All participants will receive a PATH 5k t-shirt, and 1st-3rd place for each age bracket will receive small prizes.