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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: https://www.DamSiteRun.com/Race/96471/RefundPolicy

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: https://www.DamSiteRun.com/Race/DamSite/Page/CourseMap-Marathon
Half Marathon Course Map: https://www.DamSiteRun.com/Race/DamSite/Page/CourseMap-HalfMarathon
Self Supported Race Tips: https://www.DamSiteRun.com/Race/DamSite/Page/SelfSupported

Please take the time to review the Social Distancing Procedures here: https://www.DamSiteRun.com/Race/DamSite/Page/SocialDistancing

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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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IVS Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk

Come join us at the Spooktacular Second IVS Trick or Trot Fun Run/Walk
What could be better than running through a cemetery on Halloween night?? Trunk or Treating while running through a cemetery on Halloween night!!

The run/walk will start near the base of the Michael Sonnemaker statue and then wind past the mausoleums and monuments in Springdale.

(Don’t be afraid – all the spooks and goblins are trick-or-treating elsewhere.) Along the way there will be trunk or treat stations to fill your goodie bag!

There will also be a Virtual Ghosting Trot – for those who prefer to haunt in their own graveyards.

Runners are encouraged to run in costume and enter the costume contest just before the fun run, in compliance with all CDC social distancing guidelines.

Costume Categories:

Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume, Best Couple Costume, Best Group Costume and new this year:

Best Under 18 Costume!
A photo booth will be available for an enduring image of your fun! There will be a disinfectant station available – please wipe down the photo booth before and after each use. A volunteer will also be stationed at the photo booth for assistance.

All participants will receive a treat bag and memento of their run.

Participants are required to bring a headlamp/flashlight. Reflective gear is encouraged.

 

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Heartland Haunted Harvest Virtual 5K

The Heartland Haunted Harvest 5K has gone virtual for 2020!
This year you can register to run or walk when and where you want during the month of October while supporting students at Heartland Community College. Not quite ready to tackle the 5K event? Take on the 1K walk.

This fall’s event will feature another fun change as it becomes the Heartland “Haunted” Harvest 5K. Want to have a little extra fun? Take part in our Halloween costume contest. Run in your costume and upload your pictures to the Heartland Haunted Harvest Facebook group. Finalists will be selected and voted on. Winners will get a little extra race swag.

Race packets will be mailed to each participant. To receive your race packet in October, register by October 1. Race registration will close on October 31.

Race Packets include:
– Long-sleeve tech shirt
– Finisher medal
– Virtual race-specific bib
– Exclusive HCC swag

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Virtual Great River Road Run

The virtual race is just that, virtual. Meaning you go out where ever you live and run whatever distance you choose, 5k – 5 mile – 10 mile, then you pay your registration fee, and finally you upload and send in your results to us (upload results starting Nov 1st). Or go for the TRIPLE CROWN, and run all 3 races! The Virtual Race goes from November 1st through November 30th 2020. So you can run and upload results anytime between those dates. Each participant will receive a Virtual Great River Road Run long sleeve t-shirt and a finisher medal. If you complete the Triple Crown you will also get the special Virtual Great River Road Run Nike Bag! The cost for the event is $35 dollars per entry. Or $90 if you are going for the Triple Crown. There are no age groups, no divisions, no nothing. But we will be posting a live leader board of the different races (starting Nov 1st), so you can see where you stack up from across the country.

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3 Mile Prediction Run at Kicks Bar and Grill in Towanda

Mark Your Calendars! Is it an ASE? Is it a Thirsty Thursday? No, it’s the
LRC 3 Mile Prediction Run – Thursday July 23 rd
Rt 66 Trail Across from Kicks on 66 in Towanda
Staggered Start begins at 5:30PM
Using a Countdown Clock runners will self-distance/staggered start by beginning
their run when the countdown clock displays their Predicted Finishing Time.
Water and hand sanitizer will be available at the Start/Finish line, but to assure
adequate social distancing, please bring any course support you may need (water,
Gatorade, etc) Also, so that we may continue to provide running events we
request and strongly encourage wearing a mask before and after running.
How this Staggered Start Works:
The Countdown Clock will be set at 60 minutes and the countdown will start at
5:30 PM. The clock will be at the starting line and will be visible from the Kick’s
parking lot.
If you predict finishing your run in 39 minutes you will need to start 21 minutes
after the clock starts, or at 5:51. If you predict at 24 minute finishing time, you
will need to start at 6:06.
If you make a perfect prediction, you will finish when the countdown clock
reaches 0.
Prizes Awarded to the best 3 predicted times.
Additionally, all Participants will receive a Beverage Ticket good for a Free Beer or
Soft Drink at Kicks. Alternatively, the ticket may be used for a $3 credit toward a
Kick’s alternate food or beverage bill.
To celebrate running in spite of the Corona Virus, participation in the event is
FREE, complements of the Lake Run Club.
Kick’s is hosting a Live Band for all patrons that evening, so parking may be tight.
Please plan to arrive about 15 minutes prior to your starting time to allow for
parking and a very short registration. Registration and the starting line are on the
Trail, just across the road from Kick’s. (Same starting line as Race the Dead)

Questions? Call or text Kirby at 309 533-8689

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Evergreen Lake 5K

We are pleased to announce that the Evergreen Lake 5K will be taking place this year!  Please review the Social Distancing Procedures we have put in place to ensure you have a safe and successful run.  You will select your preferred start time when you register, first come first served! Register for Evergreen Lake 5k here. 

Our intent is to host the 2020 Evergreen Lake 5K.  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 8:00AM, 8:05AM, and 8:10AM.  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, 4:30-6:00PM.  Limited race day pickup will be available.

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 8:15AM.  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 6 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 6 feet behind and then 6 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:
• Participants who opted in during the registration process will receive a text message with their time shortly after crossing the finish line.
• Results will not be posted on site.
• There will be no awards given out for the 2020 race.
• Results will be updated throughout the morning 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.   

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Accurate 5K (3.1 miles) course on paved roads adjacent to beautiful Lake Evergreen at Comlara Park near Hudson, Illinois. Race will start near the swim area/boat dock.

 
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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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