The Lake Run


The first Lake Run, a loop around Lake Bloomington, was held in 1982 and had 224 finishers. The race became an annual event, added a shorter loop and continues to grow each year. 2020 will be the  marked the 39th anniversary of this local favorite running event.

In addition to the standard age group classifications, the race has footpounder classes for men over 220 lb and women over 190 lb, as well as footpounder light: 190-219 lb (men) and 150lb - 179lb  (women).

The 1/2 marathon course features the best of both inner (4.37 miles) and outer loop (7.44 miles) courses.  All races have chip timing and race results posted within hours of the completion of the event. Great post food, beer tent with more than one beer option and awards ceremony.

Map of 12K & 7K Courses              Map of Half Marathon Course

Race Director:

First Year Held: 1982

Distance: 7k (4.37 miles), 12k (7.44 miles), 1/2 marathon (added in 2014)

Month: May, first Saturday

Location: Green Gables, Lake Bloomington

Course Records (12k):

Category Name (City)  Time  Year
Male Mike Matteson (Normal) 36:53 1983
Female Mary Toohill (Champaign) 45:46 1998
Male Masters Bryan Glass 39:36 2014
Female Masters Chris Kidd (Lincoln) 49:01 1998

Course Records (7k):

Category Name (City) Time Year
Male Jeff Jacobs (Roscoe) 20:54 1988
Female Wendy Little (Normal) 24:18 1987
Male Masters Bryan Glass 22:15 2015
Female Masters Anne Gosch (Bloomington) 27:11 1993

Course Records (Half Marathon):

Category Name (City) Time Year
Female Carrie Mack overall 2014 Winner! 1:21:40 2014
Male Erik Bush (Normal) 1:18:47 2016
Male Masters David Sackett 1:32:40 2014
Female Masters Aimee Dziekan (Bloomington) 1:36:45 2016


View the Lake Run Winners - 12k, 7k, Half Marathon.

View the Lake Run Top 10 Fastest Times.