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ATTENTION CANAL CONNECTION RUNNERS We are sad to announce that the torrential rains of a couple weeks ago caused a major washout of the tow path used for the Canal Connection. We were originally assured by IDNR that the tow path would be fixed in time for the race, but unfortunately we’ve just been informed … READ MORE >


The Final Canal Connection 10K Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. announces that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Canal Connection 10K, held in Utica, IL, will be run for the last time on November 3rd, 2019. For 37 years this unique and iconic event, which is ran on 4.2 miles of the I-M Canal Towpath, featuring rock … READ MORE >

Michael Hart Obituary

It is with great sorrow we share the passing of Michael Hart, husband of member Theresa Hart. Below is the link to Micheal’s obituary.


Ballots for the proposed changes to the Starved Rock Runners Constitution were opened and counted at the April 16th Board meeting. The voted passed by a margin of 56 yes and 4 no votes. The revised Constitution will be posted on the web site in the near future along with newly adopted By- Laws. Thanks … READ MORE >


Here is your chance to become active in the club.  Members for two committees are needed. Nomination Committee Purpose of committee is to seek out members interested in running for election to the Board of Directors.  The committee will seek nomination starting July, presenting a list of nominated members to the Board of Directors at … READ MORE >

Long Time Member Lou Ann Winter passes

Lucille “Lou Ann” Winter, 87, of Wenona, died March 22, 2019,  OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  Memorial Mass will be 10:00 AM Saturday in St. Mary’s Church in Wenona with Franciscan Friars officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 PM in the Hurst Funeral … READ MORE >

2019 Recommended Races Selected

Five races have been chosen for the 2019 running season to be on the Recommended Race list. These races have proven to be well organized and are recommended as options for members. Moose Miles 5K, Ottawa April 21st, 10:00AM Dad’s Day 5K, Mendota June 17th, 8:00AM Liberty Run 5K, Morris, Il. Date: July 3rd, 7:30PM … READ MORE >

Award Preseted At Annual Banquet

              The Starved Rock Annual Banquet was held on March 2nd at the Maples Supper Club in Peru. Approximately 115 members and guests were in attendance. Awards that were presented were: Friends of Runners awards were presented to Pat and Lyle Elsbury (previous owners of Duffy’s Tap in Utica), … READ MORE >