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IVS New Year’s Day Resolution 5k Run/Walk

Has there ever been a new year that we have anticipated more????

What better way to shake off 2020 and start fresh than with a 5k on New Year’s Day!

The beginning of the year inspires all of us to dream big and set goals. What better way to do it than with like-minded people? We’re going to make it even easier for you by scheduling the run at 10:30 am so you can fully recover from your activities the night before. The 5k length will also be achievable – after all – half of the distance is downhill! 🙂

IVS logo scarves with pockets will be available!
Only 50 available!

Pickup of your race bib and swag prior to race day is strongly encouraged. Available in the Tower Park parking lot on Thursday December 31st from 5:00PM – 6:00PM.

Same day packet pick up from 9:15am – 10:15am, Tower Park, Peoria Heights

Trophies for:

Best Overall Male and Female run time – under 18
Best Overall Male and Female run time – 18 – 49
Best Overall Male and Female run time – 50 and over
Awards will be presented as you cross the finish line

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Halloween Family Fun Run 1 mile at Tipton Trails

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Da Deer Run-New Location! Timber Pointe Nature Center Lake Bloomington

Da Deer Run 8K will take place at Timber Pointe nature center at Lake Bloomington. This event will practice social distancing. 

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Witches Brew 5k (replacing Race the Dead)

Due to the pandemic, cramp conditions within Kicks bar and grill, and unexplained paranormal activity around the Towanda cemetery, the Lake Run Club has decided to move Race the Dead for 2020.
The new venue, for this year is the “Witches brew 5k” This event will start and end at Destihl Brewery. Run starts at 5:54 PM. This will be a free event, Halloween costumes are encouraged, including your favorite COVID face mask.
Social distancing will be required and all post run activities will be outside. However, if you would like to stay for dinner and drink after the event, please make your own reservations.
Prizes will be awarded for the best male and female costumes.
Also, any runner who has a finishing time with the number of 10, or 31 will be entered into a random drawing. For examples, 22:10, 28:30, 31:10, etc. There will be a dead last award too.
This is a free event. Head lamps, and flashlights are recommended along with reflective material complimenting your costumes.
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Abe’s Trail Trek at Drake Lake

Abe’s Trail Trek is in it’s 9th year and 2nd year at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA which is an amazing, primitive nature area in Illinois but not typical Il. terrain.

On Nov. 14th runners can choose a 5k, Quarter Marathon or Half Marathon to tackle on the trails around Drake Lake to Geiss Pond and all the nature in between.

Trails are primarily double track with twists, turns, ups, downs, creek crossings, nature and wildlife all along the way. There is a challenge for every runner and walker.

All runners get a Long Sleeve Custom Race Shirt, Disposable Bib/Timing Chip, On Course Support, Overall and Age Group Awards to Top 3 Males and Females, Post Race Lunch to Go and Finisher Medal and Covid 19 Precautions to Keep All Runners, Volunteers and Staff Safe.

Summary Covid 19 Precautions include but not limited to:
All entrants and spectators must wear masks, exception is Not When Running
Required Social Distancing thru designated arrival times, packet pickup times, rolling race start, signage and repeated race day announced reminders
Limited contact points between persons
Covid Pre Screening of all Runners
Sealed water bottles, no pre poured cups
2020 Experience with July In Person Triathlon that saw 360 triathletes compete and go home safe

Details and Registration Link at or use this link pasted into your browser

We will accept Race Day Registrations but no SWAG is guaranteed and it costs more so don’t delay register today and assure you get all the SWAG.

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Son of Lake Run 12K

Sponsored by the Lake Run Club — 12K Loop around Lake Bloomington — Rain or Shine

Staggered start

Please visit the event website for further details and registration

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Dam Site Marathon and Half Marathon

Marathon and Half-Marathon

This will be a small, local, safe and properly socially distanced run. Your safety is our number one priority as we give you an opportunity to run a Marathon or Half Marathon this fall.

Pick your own entry fee – Run for as low as $10! Seriously, you pay what you can afford. A limited number of $10 entries and $20 entries are available for those whose income has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown, or for those who were unable to get a refund from their cancelled fall marathon.

Register Early! The race is capped and is expected to sell out. Lake Run Club Members (current, and those joining) will be given an exclusive opportunity to register prior to launching widely. Members also receive first opportunity to select the lowest entry fees.

Register with very little cost risk. Nobody knows what the coming days, weeks, and months have in store. Because we are keeping expenses to an absolute minimum for this race, if it needs to be cancelled due to COVID-19, your base entry fee *WILL* be refunded. The sign up service fee, and any additional purchases such as a finisher medal are non-refundable.
For complete details visit:

This is a self-supported race. You are responsible for reviewing the Course Maps and putting out your preferred nutrition and hydration along the course. Please label with your name. You will be doing same loop 3 times to simplify your nutrition placement.
Marathon Course Map:
Half Marathon Course Map:
Self Supported Race Tips:

Please take the time to review the Social Distancing Procedures here:

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Trial by Fire

The Knapp Burn Foundation has chosen October, National Fire Prevention Month, on October 3rd and 4th, 2020, to hold our virtual ‘Trial by Fire’ 5k run/walk for runners and walkers of all ages.

All race proceeds benefit the Knapp Burn Foundation in assisting their mission of providing burn survivors with compression garments, educational scholarships and public education.

You are able to take part anywhere in the country.
Please join us by visiting our website or using these links to take part and/or donate.

On-line registration: ItsRaceTime-registration

Paper registration (must have MS Word to open):  flyer-registration 2020

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Sacha’s Sashay Run/Walk

  This annual race is held in honor of Sacha McGrath. Sacha grew up in Mackinaw and loved being part of the community. The community supported her throughout her battle with cancer and this annual event helps give back to the community. All money raised is donated toward community projects and improvements.


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Ghost Chase 5K

Ghost Chase is a 5K Race sponsored by the IVC High School Band Boosters (a 501.c.3 nonprofit corp.) with proceeds benefiting the IVC Band programs: Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Bands, Indoor Drumline & Guard.
This funding helps pay for instruments, music writing & choreography, special instruction and competition expenses.
Thank you for supporting our award winning Band Program!

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