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Dog Days 5K Run

Our intent is to host the 2020 Dog Days 5K Sat July 11, 2020 with first wave at 6:00PM.  The race will be conducted within the framework of all health and social distance guidelines.  Therefore, the race will have a much different look and feel than previous years.  As a participant, it is your responsibility to understand the rules of participation and follow them to help ensure more races in our area can be successfully run.  The information presented is likely to be refined as race day approaches.  A final set of instructions will be emailed to all participants on race week.

Goal: To give runners a competitive racing experience in compliance with all CDC social distancing and health safety guidelines.

Please keep in mind that your cooperation and adherence to all safe distancing practices is the key to us being able to offer competitive events like this in the foreseeable future.

General:
• Participants are required to be completely self-sufficient.
• Participants must follow all CDC safe distancing guidelines.
• Participants must be in good health and symptom free from any illness for at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

Registration:
• Participants must register online in advance. No paper registration will be offered. No registration at pick-up or on race day will be available for any reason.
• Participants will sign up for a designated start time. There is a strict limit for each assigned start time that are available on a first come, first serve basis.
• The start waves are 6:00PM, 6:05PM, 6:10PM, and 6:15PM.  Each wave will have a limit of 45 participants.  Can’t remember what start time you picked, click “FIND A PARTICIPANT” atop this page.
• Pickup of your race bib and shirt prior to race day is strongly encouraged.  Available at Often Running (Normal, IL) on Friday from 4:30PM – 6:00PM.

Start Line:
• Participants will not be allowed to congregate or conduct any race preparation (warm-ups, stretching, adjusting or changing apparel, etc.) in the starting area. You should approach the starting line ready to run.
• Participants must remain socially distant from one another at the start line.
• Participants will cross timing equipment at the start line. Once you cross the timing equipment, your time will automatically start.
• The start line closes at 6:16PM.  Anyone not started by that time will not be permitted on course.

On Course:
• Aid Stations: A self service water station will be available.  Consider running with the nutrition/water that you will need to successfully finish the 5K run.  Products are available at Often Running (Normal, IL) that make the carrying of water while running extremely manageable.
• It is your responsibility to know the course, and run it safely.
• Except for passing, participants should always remain on the far side of the roadway. Participants passing one another on the course must adhere to “no drafting” rules which include being no closer than 10 feet behind or in front of, or 6 feet beside other competitors at any time. Before passing, participants must be sure they can safely remain 10 feet behind and then 10 feet in front of the participant being overtaken before merging back to the side of the roadway.

Finish Line:
• Upon completing their run and crossing the finish line, participants must continue moving towards the exit of the finish area. Participants will be required to leave the finish line area and proceed immediately to their vehicle or home as soon as they complete their race. No congregating of any type will be permitted before, during, or after the event.
• There will not be a finish line celebration, nor an awards ceremony.

Results:
• Results will not be posted on site.
• Participants who opted in during the registration process will receive a text message with their time shortly after crossing the finish line.

• There will be no awards given out for the 2020 race.
• Results will be updated throughout the evening at www.ItsRaceTime.com 

Non-registrants:
• Anyone not registered for the race and included in the limited head count, including family members, will not be permitted in the registration area or the start/finish area.  The introduction of additional people will put us over the maximum allowable number of attendees.

Race Director: Mitch Hobbs

First Year Held: 1988 as an 8K

Distance: 5K

Month: July

Location: Green Gables, Lake Bloomington

Course Records:

Category Name (City) Time Year
Male: Brandon Moen 15:28 2008
Female: Wendy Little (Normal) 16:38 1991
Male Masters: Steve Houseworth (Carlock) 16:33 1997
Female Masters: Lisa Menninger 18:51 2007

 

View the Dog Days Winners.

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Snyder Shriner 5K

All proceeds go to The Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals. If this race has to be done as a virtual event we are still charging for the race. Entry fees are non refundable.

It’s a scenic loop of Bloomington including the Lake Side golf course and some great houses. The event begins and ends in the Tentac parking lot where there is a DJ and great food and prizes. It is timed by It’s Race Time and there are awards for the top 3 finishers in all age groups both male and female. It’s an amazing collaboration of so many businesses and residents getting together to raise money for The Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.

This is the 6th year for this amazing and fun event. I do not know how to attach links and files so please call me for details and perhaps someone can assist with this. I appreciate it.

We hope to move forward with this event as planned. Thank you for your support.
-Tracy 309-275-6590

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2nd Knoxville Firecracker 5K

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

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

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!

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Race with your Heart and pancake breakfast

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

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Carle Shake the Lake 5K

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).

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Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen

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.

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Hank O Payne Scholarship Foundation 5k Race / 1 Mile fun walk

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

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ZCenter Race to Zero

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.

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Cancelled — Get Your 6.6 On Route 66!

This event has been cancelled

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!

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