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Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend

Join us in the Big 10 community of Champaign-Urbana & Savoy, Illinois, for the 15th annual Christie Clinic Illinois Race Weekend on April 25–27, 2024. The 2024 race theme is REUNITED. Seven different distances and eight I-Challenge events combining more than one event.

Green Street Mile: Thursday, April 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
Christie Clinic Illinois 5K: Friday, April 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Marathon, Relay, Half, 10K: Saturday, April 27 @ 7:31 a.m.
Busey Bank Illinois Youth Run: Saturday, April 27 @ 3:00 p.m.

All entries include a unique first-class race shirt and drawstring back pack. Finishers receive a unique medal and bountiful postrace refreshments in the Great West Hall of Memorial Stadium. Logoed heat sheets also given to Saturday entrants. Marathon finishers also receive a huge logoed fleece blanket. Expo and Packet Pick Up is at the Activities and Recreation Center on the campus of the University of Illinois on April 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 5-year age groups for all events (except the Youth Run). 4th-Mile Street Fest on Friday night after the 5K on Kirby Avenue between Fourth and First Streets. 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash Street Fest on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Both street fests include live music, food trucks, Riggs Beer Garden (all entrants over 21 receive on beer as part of their registration), and more. FREE parking at the State Farm Center and other U of I parking lots. B-tag timing. Over 50 charities receive donations from the race.

The routes offer beautiful, scenic tours of revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods, and awesome, paved park trails. Thousands of friendly and fun fans and volunteers exemplify Midwest hospitality.

Braveheart CAC Superhero 5K Run/Walk and Free Fun Run

Baker Park entrance, located at the intersection of IL 81 & Lexington Ave in Kewanee, IL.
All profits go towards Braveheart Children's Advocacy Center.

5k Run/Walk with Community Partners

April marks Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To help raise awareness on the subjects of child abuse and sexual assault within the community, Braveheart CAC is hosting the 2nd Annual Superhero 5k run/walk on Saturday, April 27th! The morning kicks off at 10:00am with the 5k run/walk and it is followed by the kid's superhero fun run. The kid's run is complimentary. Participants in the kids run will receive a goodie bag. Awards will be provided to the following male & female categories; 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. There will be family activities; bounce house provided by Have a Seat Rentals, bake sale and face painting. Local exhibitors will be set up during the run to share their resources with our community. There will be several booths with minute to win it games! If you would like to be an exhibitor please contact rosa@braveheartcac.org.

2024 Community Partners

Abilities Plus
Birth to Five Illinois Region 28
Bridgeway Inc
Bureau Henry Stark Regional Office of Education - Parents as Teachers
First Christian Church of Kewanee
Freedom House
Grow Ministry
Henry & Stark County Health Department
Kewanee Family Dentistry
Kewanee Firefighters Local 513
Kewanee Police Department
Kewanee Commission on Human Relations
Kewanee Public Library
Kewanee YMCA
Kewanee Welcomes
OSF Saint Luke Medical Center
Project Now Headstart
SAL Community Services
Salvation Army
Sols Legal Ministries
St. Jude Kewanee to Peoria Satellite Run- Bake Sale
The Gray Matters Collective
Braveheart CAC is a not for profit organization that provides services to child abuse victims. Our mission is to strengthen our community’s response to child abuse through prevention, intervention and advocacy. We help connect children and families to needed resources, pay for specialized therapy and medical services for kids, and offer community education presentations on child abuse and prevention. We provide all of our services free of charge to children and their families. Each day at Braveheart abused and neglected children find hope and healing. We work to provide a therapeutic environment that allows children to work through their trauma while feeling safe. We stand together with law enforcement, states attorney offices, department of family resources, medical and mental health partners. Furthermore, we serve Henry, Bureau, Stark, Marshall, and Putnam County.

Braveheart is a name that represents the courage it takes for children to tell their stories, the dedication of our team, the innocence at the heart of every child and the community who speak up in partnership with us.

Braveheart CAC is a proud member of the Kewanee Area United Way, Bureau County United Way and the Geneseo Community Chest.

Parking: Located at the Chrome Gypsy Compound - 600 N Lexington Ave, Kewanee, IL 61443

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The Lake Run

Please note, there will be no paper registration offering at any point. You must register online before registration closes or the distance of your choice sells out.

"May the 4th be with you" Star Wars dressed runners will be eligible for awards

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. 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).

You can select from the 12K or 4.37 Mile races, each have chip timing and race results posted live during the event.

Shirt information –

Last day to sign-up and be guaranteed a shirt in your size – April 20, 2024 @ 11:59 p.m.

Earlville PTA 5K 2024

Thu, May 9, 2024 5:00 PM - Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up 5P-7P
Fri, May 10, 2024 5:00 PM - Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up 5P-7P
Sat, May 11, 2024 8:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up
Sat, May 11, 2024 9:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk Start!
Award Categories:
*Top Three Male
*Top Three Female
*Top Three Male Teachers
*Top Three Female Teachers
*Age Group Awards (Both Male and Female):
*1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the following ages:
*8 & Under
*9 - 14
*15 - 18
*19 & Over
Race shirt guaranteed if registered by 4/18/24. Registration opens up on 2/25/24. There will be water and snacks available. There is a water station half way through the race. Maps provided and signs along the path. Timing is through Race Time Inc. This is a fundraiser for the Earlville PTA to help raise money for the school, students and teachers. Parking available in the east parking lot of the school.

Braidwood Memorial Day 5k

Mark your calendars and come on out to support this very worthwhile cause. This will be the 2nd annual Braidwood Memorial Day 5K, presented by Constellation, will take place on Sunday May 19, 2024, with all proceeds from the event benefiting Robert Irvine Foundation
The race will begin and end in the Braidwood Park District’s Old Smokey City Park with the course winding thru the residential streets surrounding the park.
Registration will begin at 7am.
Run will begin at 9am.
Registration can be found online at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Braidwood/MemorialRun
Registration fee is $30.00 (+$3.86 signup fee).
Participants will receive an event t-shirt (other items may possibly be added).
Registration is capped at 2,500 participants.
Walkers are also welcome to participate.
The race will be taking place on a certified course.
This will be a chip timed race and awards will be presented in each of the following age groups:
15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
We will also be doing a kids dash and fastest walker across the finish line with a stroller.
For questions, please utilize the “Questions” icon underneath the Race Contact Info on the above website to contact race organizers.

Nina LeCuyer Memorial 5K

Please join us as a runner/walker in our 6th running of the Nina LeCuyer Memorial 5K! The run will start/end at the American Legion in Sheridan and the route runs the streets through the village. The $35 registration fee gets you:

· Entry into the 5K race.

· Legion’s Memorial Day Breakfast following the run. Breakfast will open at 0830.

· Invitation to the Legion’s Memoria Day Ceremony to honor those that have served our country (will begin after breakfast).

Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers as well the the top Veteran, and then to the top three male and female finishers in 14 age divisions starting 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24. 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Race Day registration will be available starting at 0630 with appropriate distancing and controls.

This run was a dream of Nina LeCuyer, a long-time supporter of Legion Post 0729. To honor her memory, all proceeds from this and future events will support someone in need from the community or to support the Illinois Veteran's Home.

Streator Family YMCA Memorial Day 5K race

Come join us for our ANNUAL Memorial Day 5K, hosted by and benefitting the Streator Family YMCA!

Race day registration & packet pick-up from 6:30am - 8:00am at the Streator YMCA:
710 Oakley Avenue / Streator, IL 61364

Registration opens March 22, 2024 online.

Course starts and finishes in front of the Streator Family YMCA. Certified distance, chip timed, traffic control, computerized race results with results posted on Starved Rock Runners website. There are no water stops on the course. Water bottles are available before and after the race with fruit and breakfast bars provided after.

Plenty of parking. Course is a nice mix of residential, country landscape, shade trees and open air. Run over the Vermillion River bridge and challenge yourself to the hill on this out-and-back course.

Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in each age bracket, the Overall Male & Female Finishers, & the top male and female finisher from Streator. Age Divisions: (one each for male & female) 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. Awards will be given at the conclusion of the race.

All levels of runners welcome, from advanced to novice. Walkers also welcome.

Race With Your Heart

Join us for a leisurely 1.5 mile walk on a flat surface around Eureka Lake or enter into one of our two challenging and competitive races. Our race course is beautiful; going through the woodlands along Eureka Lake and through local subdivisions. Both 5K and 10K distances available. Course is mostly flat with a couple of significant hills ascending Eureka Lake dam.

We will have raffles, free pancake and sausage breakfast , along with a family-friendly post-race celebration! Plan to participate or bring your cheering section as everyone goes home a winner because it supports the Heartline and Heart House mission.

Run the Plank 5K

Steer your ship towards Ottawa High School and come out to support the OTHS Cross Country team and the American Heart Association. This will be the 2nd running of the Run The Plank 5k. It will take place on Saturday June 15, 2024.

The race will begin and end in front of Historic Ottawa Township High School, passing through Fox River Park to the picturesque I&M canal and finishing by winding through the residential streets of the historic East Side.
Race day registration will begin at 8am.
Race will begin at 9am.
Pre registered participants will receive an event t-shirt (other items may possibly be added).
Walkers and families are welcome to participate.
The race will be taking place on a certified course.
This will be a chip timed race with age based awards.

Run For Glory 5K

The Run for Glory is a friendly and fast 5K, starting and finishing at City Park in Streator. The course is flat and fast, with two small hills, and the course is an out and back route through quiet neighborhoods. The 5K Run For Glory helps support the fireworks and the Streator Fest Celebration. Nice awards for first place overall male and female finishers, and for first Streator male and female finishers. Medals for top three finishers in each age group. Male and female age groups are as follows: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. Water on course at 1 and 2 miles. T-shirts for all entrants. Walkers are welcome. Delicious fruit and beverages following the race. Timing provided by Racing Expectations. Results will be posted at Starvedrockrunners.org. Fun family event!

The Real Amazing Race

Welcome to our race, containing of a 5k and ultra. Come and join us for a day of fun,run, and sports. Meet with other athletes and show your competitive spirit and comradery,together with sociliazing with other likeminded people. Water stations, snacks and musicprovided, as well as a good live music and dancing after-party. Do not hesitate, register now!!! You will find the registration link and the full registrationinfo on our website and our social media channels. If you have any questions, contact usand we will be glad to answer any questions you have. Hope to see you soon! Test Race 5k, Ultra, Marathon, all in one place. South Carolina.

Dog Days 5K

Course: A portion of Lake Bloomington’s Inner-Loop with a start and finish next to Green Gables
2 Water Stops
Asphalt Roads-Use Caution

Awards given to the overall male and female winners, and to the top three finishers, male and female, in each of the following age groups:
8 & Under; 9-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-70; 71 and Over

Lake Run Club 6-pack Circuit Race
Starved Rock Runners Circuit Race

Join us for the annual Dog Days 5K! Register now right here! NO DISCOUNTS beginning July 1st and NO RACE DAY DISCOUNTS.

Early pickup available the night before the race, July 12, at Often Running (Normal, IL) from 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Race Day Packet Pickup 4:30-5:45 PM at Green Gables


Watermelon Stampede

Equal awards to first place male and female in 5K and 10K run. Open, and Masters Division.Open Division is age 39 and Under. Masters is 40 and Over

Medals to first three places in each running category.14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over. T-Shirts to first 400 registrants.
30 Watermelons given to participants by random drawing..

Folty 5K

Packet Pick Up:

7:00-8:00 AM at Village Hall, 308 Uncas St. Tonica, IL


Overall male & female (plaque)
Top Tonica resident male & female (plaque)
Top 3 male and female in each age division (medal)
Age Groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+ (more age groups this year!)


Chip-timed by Racing Expectations
USA Track and Field Certified #IL23005NM
Out and back course that starts and ends at Village Hall
Restrooms and refreshments available after the race

New Features:

Drink voucher included with registration for participants 21+
Challenges & an opportunity to win a cash prize!
FREE Kids' Fun Run @ 9:00 AM. No registration is required. For ages 10 & under. Medals for all participants.

Questions? Contact Amber Heider (815) 481-4657

31st Annual Underground Railroad 5K

The 5K race is in its 31st year here in Princeton during Homestead Days. There will be a free Kiddy Run before the actual race begins. The registration and packet pickup will be at 7 am. The entry fee will be $25 on or before 8/7, and $30 on or before 8/8. Awards for overall top Male and Female. The top Princeton Male and Female will also receive an award. Awards for Male and Female age divisions (Top 3 in each division). Age divisions are as follows: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Dwight Harvest Days 5K & 3K Fun Run/Walk

This chip timed course is flat and fast utilizing residential streets with police traffic control. It is well marked with signs and painted streets. Accurate splits at 1 and 2 miles with water. Restrooms available. USA Track & Field Certified.
Awards: Awards will be given to the top overall race champions, top Dwight runners and top finishers in each age group for both males and females. One award per person. Awards for the top age group finishers will be given 3 deep.
Age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & above

2024 Belleville Main Street Marathon and Half Marathon

Join us on September 28, 2024, in historic Belleville, IL (about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO) for our full and half marathons that are great for both novice and seasoned runners and feature an affordable registration fee, ENTHUSIASTIC volunteers/course support, ample hydration stations, and small town charm with ammenities that match those of a big city race! Our 8th annual full marathon is a runner-pleasing, Boston Marathon–qualifying course that includes about 16 miles of city streets and about 10 miles of a portion of a paved biking/walking trail, and both the full and half marathons include America’s longest Main Street and neighborhood roads.

Full Marathon Registration Fees
-Jan 6: $50
-Jan 7-10: $65
-Jan 11-July 31: $90
-Aug 1-Aug 31: $105
-Sept 1-Sept 21: $115*

Half Marathon Registration Fees
-Jan 6: $45
-Jan 7-10: $55
-Jan 11-July 31: $80
-Aug 1-Aug 31: $95
-Sept 1-Sept 21: $105*

*Register by September 14, 2024, to be guaranted a participant shirt. Online registration closes September 21, but in person registration will be accepted September 22 through September 27 at Toolen's Running Start or at packet pickup. Registration fees for the full marathon September 22 through September 27 are $125, and registration fees for the half marathon September 22 through September 27 are $115.

2024 COURSE SUPPORT: Water and Gatorade will be available about every 2 miles on the course. Gu also will be available at several locations (check the website later for more specific locations).

COURSE: The full and half marathons will begin and end on Main Street near First Street in downtown Belleville, IL (near 19 Public Square, Belleville 62220). The full marathon course is a certified Boston Marathon-qualifying course. The FULL MARATHON will be on about 16 miles of city streets, including America's longest Main Street, and about 10 miles on the St. Clair County Transit District's paved biking/walking trail. The HALF MARATHON will be on city streets, including America's longest Main Street. Full marathon participants must be at mile 13 by 10:23 AM or they will be transported by an official race vehicle to another point on the course and allowed to cross the finish line with an unofficial time and to receive a finisher medal. Half marathon participants must by at mile 6.5 by 8:50 AM and complete the course by 10:30 AM to receive an official race time. If runners of either race are on the course after volunteers have been dismissed, those runners must move to the sidewalks.

-For the FULL MARATHON, the top 3 overall male and female finishers; top male and female master finishers; and top male and female wheelchair finishers will receive awards as will the top 3 male and female finishers in each of the following age divisions: 18-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 & older. Due to liability and safety issues, the age limit requirement of being 18 or older will be strictly enforced for the FULL MARATHON.
-For the HALF MARATHON, the top 3 overall male and female finishers; top male and female master finishers; and top male and female wheelchair finishers will receive awards as will the top 3 male and female finishers in each of the following age divisions: 19 and younger; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 & older. There is no age limit for the half marathon.

SWAG: All finishers, regardless of placement, will receive a participant medal, and anyone who registers before September 14 is gauranteed an event shirt.

-10 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday, Sept. 27, at Toolen’s Running Start, 3260 Green Mount Crossing Drive, Shiloh, IL 62269.
-5:30 to 6:30 AM on Saturday, Sept. 28, near the start line on Main Street near First Street.
For planning purposes to keep the event running smoothly, please let us know if you plan to pick up your packet on race morning when registering or at info@bellevillemarathon.com.

POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS: Post-race refreshments include food from Belleville restaurants; water, Gatorade, and beer; and other goodies from other local businesses.

RACE DAY PICS: Rutster Photography will be capturing professional race-day photographs, which will be available for viewing and purchase at the company's Belleville Main Street Marathon gallery.

Race proceeds benefit the Belleville Parks and Recreation Department and a newly created college scholarship fund for local high school runners.

Nik’s Home Run

Make wishes happen with your 7k run or 1.5 mile walk!
All participants will receive a T-Shirt and Swag Bag. First 250 participants receive a Bring Joy Beanie!
Everyone gets a chance to win 2 tickets to the Bears vs Panthers game at Soldier Field if they sign up for the run or walk.
Certified USATF Race with chip-to-chip timing. Splits announced at each mile marker. Water & first aid stations available. Stadium opens 8 AM (free admission). Grammy's Auction will showcase hundreds of items which can be bid on in person or on-line. $100 to overall male & female winners. Stadium restrooms & great food stand available. Family friendly event; kids welcome!
Bring JOY to young adults, and their families, fighting cancer. Nik discovered that young adults over 17 are not eligible for a "wish." In fact, most pediatric support programs age out at 18 and adult programs start at 25 leaving a gap for young adults. Nik asked us to help young adults fighting cancer have a wish too!

Run The Path 10k

This chip timed 10k starts and finishes at the Putnam County Junior High School located at 13183 N 350th Ave, McNabb, IL 61335. It is an out and back 10k on nicely paved county roads surrounded by beautiful country scenery. Possible to see deer and eagles while running. The course is a mix of hills and flat areas. Water stations will be available on the course. Strollers and walkers welcome, but please no headphones. There will be volunteers at each mile marker and intersection for traffic control but the course will be open to traffic. Emergency crew coverage available. There is a two hour time limit on the course. Post-race food and beverages provided. Race sweatshirt guaranteed to all participants who are pre-registered by October 11th, 2024. After that and through race day, a sweatshirt is not guaranteed.

Packet Pickup and race day registration starts at 8:00am in the school cafeteria
Entry Fee: $35 through October 11th 2024, $40 October 12th through race day. Members of the following clubs: Starved Rock Runners, Prairie State Road Runners, Springfield Road Runners, and Lake Run Club who register online will receive a $3 discount. (No Club Discount on the EARLY BIRD Price)

USATF certified course. IL23015NM

Awards: Top overall male and female. Age bracket awards: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54. 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & up.

46th Oglesby Turkey Trot

Oglesby Elk's Lodge 800 E Walnut, Oglesby, IL, United States

Key items to know:

Pre-race packet pickup is Wednesday, November 24th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Oglesby Elks.
Limited race day registration is available from 7:00am - 8:45am.
Start line will follow governor guidelines at that time. (Current plans are a single gun start at 9:00am)
Post race results available at Starved Rock Runners, Run Sign Up and Racing Expectations
Age groups awards Male/Female: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
$5.00 discount for all Starved Rock Runner Club members (applied automatically at checkout)
Kids fun run!!! 12 and under fun run at 10:15am - Free of charge with a goodie bag for all participants (must sign waiver)
Family discount MAIL IN ONLY)! 4 from the same address $90.00, with $20.00 each additional participant.


Participants are required to be completely self-sufficient.


Participants are encouraged to register online in advance.
Pickup of your race bib and fleece stocking hat prior to race day is strongly encouraged. Available at the Oglesby Elks on Wednesday, November 22nd from 4:00pm - 7:00pm.
On Course:

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:

Self-serve water and refreshments will be available at the finish line.

Results will be updated throughout the event at Starved Rock Runners, Run Sign Up and Racing Expectations.

Parking is available on the East and West side of the Elks.
Paper Applications Available

Available at www.StarvedRockRunners.org
Please mail paper applications to: Often Running: 206 S. Linden, Normal, IL 61761
Changes due to COVID: (if anything changes, updates will be sent via email)

Thank you for your consideration and support. We are looking forward to a great event!
No refunds. If the event is canceled we appreciate your donation.

Santas On The Run IX

Whether you are looking for a serious 5K race, or just a fun holiday event to burn some of the Turkey Day calories, Santas On The Run is an event … READ MORE >