Monthly Race Calendar

Disclaimer: Race information for the calendar is provided to Starved Rock Runners, Ltd from several sources. Because we can not guarantee the accuracy of this information, we encourage you to confirm all details with the race contacts provided.

To include your event on the SRR Ltd. calendar, go to the “EXTRAS” tab, click on the “SUBMIT YOUR RACE” button. Thee will be a link to printable instructions on how to submit your race. Once the race has been submitted, please email your pdf race registration form to:


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Dwight Harvest Days 5k @ Renfrew Park-North Pavillion Dwight, IL
Sep 21 all-day

Join us for the 40th year celebration of the DHD 5k! There will be raffles, prizes, food and much more!
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) All 5K and Fun Run/Walk participants who finish will also receive a special gift to remember their accomplishment.
* Awards for Top Finishers will be given 4 deep in all age categories.
AGE GROUPS: 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 5-79, 80-84
THE COURSE: The 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 at the second mile. Restrooms are available for men and women. USA Track & Field Certification #IL12160JW
THE GOODIES: Participants will receive a short sleeve T-shirt and will enjoy a variety of refreshments after the race. This year’s shirt has another unique multi-color design.
* T-Shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered participants.
PACKET PICKUP: Packet Pick-up will be between 7:00 – 8:15 the day of the race at the North Pavilion.

Fox Valley Marathon Races @ Downtown
Sep 22 all-day

With a full marathon, 20 mile, and half marathon, The Fox Valley Marathon Races is one of Chicagoland’s premier running events. Starting and ending in historic downtown St Charles, IL, the fast, gentle, shaded course winds through picturesque Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, and Aurora to a spectacular finish across the Fox River that can be seen from over a mile away.

Use promo code RC-STARVEDROCK-2019-SAVE-5 to save $5 on your entry fee.

TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am – Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm

The TBK Quad Cities Marathon, a USATF certified course, captures the essence of our nation’s heartland with its consistent connection to the Mississippi River, amazing views, and Midwest charm.
Rated a fairly flat and fast course, it is a great Boston qualifier!
The race features one of the finest, most scenic river views in the country. It covers 5 races, 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 island, all along the mighty Mississippi River.
The 26.2 mile run starts and ends at 1201 River Drive in downtown Moline, IL. The event benefits many worthy causes. Our primary cause is prostate cancer research & screening.

The Half Marathon is a Starved Rock Runner Circuit Race

Dayton Bluffs Preserves Trail 5K/10K Run Walk @ Dayton Bluffs Preserve, 2997 Illinois 71
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am

Come run or walk at the 2nd Annual Dayton Bluffs Preserve Trail 5k/10k Run /Walk. This beautiful property is one to be enjoyed by all. This will be a timed Race!

The 253-acre property is owned by The Conservation Foundation and has been designated as a Land & Water Reserve with the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. The property is leased to the City of Ottawa, maintained with help from the Friends of the Dayton Bluffs, and preserved for wildlife habitat, nature education, and passive recreational uses, and is great for running, hiking, bird-watching or picnicking!

Starting line will take place at Hank’s Farm restaurant lawn.


DeKalb Corn Classic 10K & 5K @ Downtown DeKalb
Sep 29 @ 8:15 am

Join us for the 39th Annual DeKalb Corn Classic 10K & newly added 5K!
​Beginning and ending in Downtown DeKalb, the route will take runners through historical neighborhoods, along the Kishwaukee River via Prairie Park, through NIU’s campus and Huskie Stadium and ending in Van Buer Plaza with a Post Race Celebration!
​On Course Entertainment includes the Huskie Marching Band, NIU Jazz Band and Steelband!

Run the Woods @ Timber Pointe Outdoor Center - Lake Bloomington
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am

5k & 8k wooded trails – $25 until 8/31 – 15 & under – $15 – also a 1-mile hike – $20 – Registration includes a post-race pancake breakfast. Benefits Easter Seals Central IL. Shirt & bib pickup Friday from 4-6 with location to be provided. Race day registration & packet pickup from 7:30-8:15. Awards to overall male & female plus 1,2,3 in each group up thru 70 and older.

9th Annual Holy Family Shuffle 3-Mile Walk/Run @ Holy Family School
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am

The 9th Annual Holy Family Shuffle is a 3-Mile Walk/Run, starting and finishing at Holy Family School. The course is the same route as the famous Turkey Trot. Entry fee is $20.00 if received on or before 09/27/19 and $25.00 after 09/27/19, including race day. Family special – 4 or more from one family in one envelope (advance only) – $65.00 – limited to immediate family in the same household. A Kids Fun Run is also offered to children for $10 after the 3-Mile race. A free T-shirt is guaranteed to all who pre-register. Please mail registration and check to Holy Family School 336 Alice Ave. Oglesby, IL 61348. Runners are electronically timed. Time and finish line are provided by the Starved Rock Runners, LTD. A water stop is available at mile 2, and free drinks and snacks are provided after the race. Trophies are awarded to the top overall male and female finishers and top overall male and female Holy Family School students. Medals are awarded to the top 3 males and females in each age division. Age divisions include: 9 & under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & over. Race check in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym on race day, and the race will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

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Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) Fall Fitness 5K @ Washington Park Peru, IL
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am

Starved Rock Runners Circuit Race , All proceeds benefit the IVCH Foundation .The IVCH Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established to provide financial support for Illinois Valley Community Hospital and its related health services. A flat and fast 5k. Race date October 12, 2019. Starts at 9am Washington Park in Peru, IL. Awards for overall male female, masters , and age group. Packet pick up from 7:30am-8:45am. $20 before October 9, $25 race day.

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TRINITY CATHOLIC 5K RUN/WALK @ Trinity Catholic Academy
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am

Registration packet pickup begins at 7am on race day in the school gym. The course is designed through the scenic streets of La Salle. Refreshments provided following the race. Race tee shirt is included with entry fee. Awards for top 3 finishers in each age group.

Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5k @ Downtown
Oct 20 all-day

A cool, late October Chicago area Half Marathon and 5K with a scenic tour of Naperville’s parks, neighborhoods, and downtown district, a fast downhill finish on the river, and 2 great spectator viewing points within easy walking distance of race village.

Use Promo Code RC-STARVEDROCK-2019-SAVE-5 to save $5 on your half marathon entry fee