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9th Annual Run For Respect–VIRTUAL


  Our high school Peers In Action group and the Life Skills classes have been working with Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools to SPREAD THE WORD: INCLUSION. We want to create a world where all people are treated with RESPECT and we want all of you to help us by RUNNING (or WALKING) in our VIRTUAL RUN! You can signup anytime between February 1 – May 1. You may run at any time.


If you prefer a paper registration:


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St. Jude Walk/Run and We Care Half Marathon

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.

Will update details as the race website is released in April and pricing details are confirmed. Date is firm.

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LIVE Deer Park St. Paddy’s 10K and 5K

Registration is open for the LIVE Deer Park St. Paddy’s 10K and 5K on March 20th. Register risk-free and your card won’t be charged until March.

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Miller Park Zoo Stampede

This 5k run, 3k walk, and Fun Run (¼ mile for children 10 and under) is held in historic Miller Park, the surrounding neighborhood and Miller Park Zoo. Proceeds from the 2021 event will be used to expand the Children’s Petting Zoo including the addition of Mule Foot Hogs.

Our goal is to give you, the runners and walkers competing in our event, a competitive racing experience in compliance with all CDC social distancing and health safety guidelines.


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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. 


Registration for the Deer Run 8k 

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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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