Dog Days

The Dog Days race was first held in 1988. It was the first "official" race that the Lake Run Club organized. The race originated as an 8K and continued as an 8K until 1991 when it was made into a 5K on its current course. Dog Days organizers started the race as a "break" from the mid-summer heat. In 1992 no Dog Days race was held.

The course is out and back. It starts near the same starting line as the Lake Run Loop and the Chilly Chili run and heads south. The course goes north on the Loop at the Carver’s corner four-way stop and a ½ mile into the loop, runners make a turnaround at a cone. The first mile is a fast and downhill, the middle mile has rolling hills and the last mile is a gradual ascend.

Each year the race has featured nicely designed quality shirts. Awards for the race are the famous "dog trophies". The Dog Days race has experienced tremendous growth in the last four years, despite race time temperatures usually around 90 degrees.

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.