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19th Annual Tom Short 5k & 1 Mile Run

The Tom Short 5k course is run on the beautiful General Dacey Trail, in Shelbyville, Illinois’s Forest Park. This race is very unique, challenging and competitive!

Some of the areas elite athletes from colleges and high schools come to take on the difficult course and break the course record set in 2018, a time of 15:29! It’s a great race for spectators as you can see the runners from many locations and cheer them on as they finish the race – creating an awesome atmosphere!

Finishing in the Top 10 at the Tom Short 5K is a huge accomplishment and if you do, you will receive an additional Tom Short Race Shirt with your place on it!

If you like being a part of a team, we have an option for team cross country scoring. Form a team of five runners and sign-up on race day for the team competition. After the race has finished we take each of your individual places and add them up for a total team score. We have a Male, Female & Mixed Team Division. The winners of each group will go home with a plaque!

Our post race refreshments are what we are known for and they are FANTASTIC!!!

Popsicles – Chocolate Bars – Chocolate Milk – Cookies – Granola Bars – Fruit – And More!

The refreshments are one of the ways to celebrate a great run and after the awards have been handed out, head to the Shelbyville Family Aquatic Center where we continue the celebration with a post race party at the pool. All participants and their families are welcome to join us and we also host a “BIG SPLASH” event for all ages! If, in your age group, you have the biggest splash, you will win a pair of Tom Short Race Shorts!

The Tom Short 5K Race is one of our favorite events of the year and we want you to be a part of it! We hope to see you on the Trail!

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Illinois Valley Striders 9-11 Memorial 9.11K Run

The Illinois Valley Striders are hosting our second annual run to honor 9-11. This run will be open to run/walk 9.11 kilometers in person or virtually in an effort to remember those lost on 9-11-2001 and those first responders that we have lost during and since that tragic day.

The virtual run can be completed anytime and anywhere from September 4, 2021 through September 13, 2021.
The physical race will start at the bottom of Glen Oak Park at 9:11am on Saturday 9/11/21, with a moment of silence beforehand. The race will then follow the Rock Island Trail into the Springdale Cemetery and wind around it’s perimeter, passing the grave of one of Peoria’s own who lost their life on that day.

The proceeds from this race will go to COPS IL to honor our first responders.


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Swifty Swine 5K

  The 8th annual Swifty Swine 5K takes place on a scenic course during the weekend of Clinton’s 53rd Apple and Pork Festival. 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 Saturday, September 18, 2021
$30 if registed from 9/18/21 to race day

T-shirts guaranteed if registered by 9/18/21

· 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 9:30 AM

· Follow the signs on race day for parking and registration.

· FREE Piglet Prance for kids 8 and under will begin following the race.

Please see our Facebook page for race updates and this year’s course map!


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Get Your 6.6 on Route 66!

At 8 am on Saturday, August 28, 2021, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 8th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. We are excited to once again offer this as a LIVE event! This point-to-point 6.6k/4.1-mile run/walk starts in Funks Grove (shuttle service is provided from McLean to Funks Grove), with participants running or walking on the Mother Road herself to our new park under the old water tower in McLean, which was funded by previous proceeds from this event. This race has become a much-anticipated must-do for many—join us in having a great time raising money for our community! Awards will be given for the best times (male/female) in several age groups, and favorites such as the pre-race shot of pure maple sirup and commemorative shot glasses, awesome t-shirts, and post-race food from the Dixie will be back. Also returning will be a classic car show and Ruby’s Rescue & Retreat with adoptable dogs and puppies, as well as a silent auction to benefit their rescue in McLean. See the race webpage for more details and to register.

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Odell Days Firecracker 5k

  We can’t wait to see you in person at the 2021 Odell Days Firecracker 5K! The course will take you throughout Odell, an out/back loop in the country and finish downtown. Come dressed in your Fourth of July best!

5K will begin at 7:45AM and will be chip timed by It’s Race Time.

$12 entry free includes race participation and after race refreshments. T-shirts are an additional $14 charge.

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PATH 5K Run/Walk

Save the date!

Event details and registration access will be posted soon.

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Tri-Point National Honor Society 5k run

The 5k run for the NHS group can be completed in-person or virtually. Virtual runners must send a photo of their 5k results to between May 7th-May 14th. You can also join our club on Strava to submit your time. Search Tri-Point NHS 5k run. We will send you your shirt and/or medal if you win your age category.
All proceeds will go towards putting a walk behind our high school for our students and community to use.

For a paper registration: 

5k Run 2 mile walk form 2021-1

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Lake Escape 10k/5k/Kids 1K

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.

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25th Annual Race With Your Heart & Pancake Breakfast

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).

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HogWild 5K

  Come run (5k) or walk (3k) the McLean County Fairgrounds in support of McLean County youth! Route takes you in, out and through the fairgrounds just ahead of the McLean County Fair.
Participants will receive 4 McLean County Fair Admission tickets, goody bag and race t-shirt(if sign up by July 15).  Late registrations may receive tickets, bag and t-shirt if any are left.
Packet pick up is July 31 from 3 to 5PM or 7-7:30 day of race at the south end of the fairgrounds.
Race is chip timed by “Its Race Time.”
Discount available for Lake Run Club members and Illinois Valley Striders. 

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