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: info@starvedrockrunners.org

 

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Sep
22
Sat
2018
Harvest Day 5k and 3k Fun Run/Walk @ Dwight, IL
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am

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. USA Track & Field Certified.
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 4 deep in each age category.
Age groups are: 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, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and up
All participants will receive a special gift to remember their accomplishment and a multi-color short sleeve t-shirt. A variety of refreshments will be available to enjoy after the race.
Packet pick-up will be 7:00-8:15 a.m. day of race and same day registration from 7:00-8:00 a.m.
The race takes place during Dwight’s annual Harvest Days Celebration. Come enjoy the craft show, flea market, carnival, live music, children’s events and so much more! See dwightharvestdays.com for the 4 day schedule.

Sep
23
Sun
2018
TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am

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.

Half Marathon is a Starved Rock Runner Circuit Race.

DeKalb Corn Classic @ Downtown DeKalb
Sep 23 @ 8:15 am

Join us for the 38th Annual DeKalb Corn Classic on September 23rd. While the name is the same, runners will have a whole new race experience! 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. Along the route the Huskie Marching Band and Steeleband will be performing. There will be a post race celebration in Van Buer Plaza in Downtown DeKalb that includes a free beer for all runners and entertainment.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Dayton Bluffs Preserve Trail 5k Run/Walk @ Dayton Bluffs Preserve
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am

The first 5K Run/Walk at Dayton Bluffs Preserve in Ottawa on Saturday, September 29 from 8 to 11 a.m. will take participants through the prairies and woodlands of this pristine preserve located on the Fox River.

The Run/Walk is limited to 150 registrants, who each will receive a race t-shirt, water, and a medal of participation. The top three overall male and female winners will receive special recognition. Food will be available for purchase after the race on site.

Cost is $25 per person and registration, which ends Wednesday, September 26, can be made online here. (https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Marseilles/DaytonBluffsPreserveTrail5kRunWalk)

The race is made possible with the support of Holloway Portable Restrooms, Hank’s Farm, and the city of Ottawa.

This 253-acre preserve is owned by The Conservation Foundation and leased to the city of Ottawa. The preserve has more than a mile of Fox River frontage and includes unique geological features, multiple ravines, and several prehistoric archeological sites.

Dayton Bluffs Preserve is located at 2997 IL Route 71, Ottawa 61350, between the I-80 interchange and north of Hank’s Farm Restaurant. Email the race director (daytonbluffs5k@gmail.com) with any questions about the run/walk.

The Conservation Foundation is one of the region’s oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations, with more than 4,000 members. Founded in 1972, TCF has helped preserve more than 35,000 acres of open space, restored and cleaned miles of rivers and streams, and educated thousands of kids by engaging them in nature and the outdoors.

TCF’s mission is to improve the health of our communities by preserving and restoring natural areas and open space, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of our environment.

Trinity Catholic Academy 5K Run/Walk @ 650 4th St
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am

Pre registration fee $20 is due by Sept 14th to guarantee shirt. race day registration fee is $25. Complete form and return to TCA c/o 5K Race 725 4th St La Salle, IL 61301. Awards for top 3 places for both male and female in all age categories. Registration begins at 7am on race day. Course designed to go through the streets of La Salle.

Click for printable registration form

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Run the Woods @ Timber Pointe Outdoor Center
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am

5k/8k trail race around Lake Bloomington. Pancake breakfast following the race. We are offering a $2 discount to all running club members.

8th Annual Holy Family Shuffle 3 Mile Walk/Run @ Holy Family School
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am

This race is a 3 mile course featuring the same route as the famous Turkey Trot. A free T-shirt is guaranteed to all who pre-register. Entry free is $20 if received on or before 09/28/18 and $25 if received after 09/28/18. Family special-4 or more from one family in one envelope (Advance Only) -$65.00-limited to immediate family in the same household. There will be a $10 kids fun run after the race. Registration forms can be mailed to Holy Family School with checks made payable to Holy Family School. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Holy Family School gymnasium. Runners will be electronically timed. One water stop is available at mile 2. Free drinks and snacks will be provided after the race. Awards are given to the top overall male and female finishers, the top Holy Family School students (male and female), and the top 3 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+. All proceeds benefit Holy Family School.

Click for printable registration form

Oct
13
Sat
2018
IVCH Fall Fitness 5k @ East Side of Washington Park
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am

2018 IVCH Fall Fitness 5K
When: Saturday October 13, 2018 at 9:00am
Where: Washington Park in Peru, IL
Why: All Proceeds go to the IVCH Foundation:

Features: Starved Rock Runners Circuit Race, Certified, flat course, team competition*

T shirts for the first 200 registered participants
Entry Fee: $20.00 if received before October 9, 2018
$25 after and race day

Online registration: https://runsignup.com/ivch5k

Mail Race entries:
Kelly Dzierzynski
IVCH Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics
310 Walnut St
Peru, IL 51354

Checks Payable to Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Post-Race: food and refreshments, kid’s quarter mile fun run at 10:00am

Awards
-overall male and female
-Masters male and female (≥40 y.o.)
-top winner in the male team, female team, and coed team
-top three finishers in age groups

Packet Pick up from 7:15am till 8:45am race day at Washington Park
Contact information IVCHFall5k@hotmail.com or Race Director Kelly Williams 815-780-3879

*team competition: best total time of top three finishers on each team. No limit to team members (make it fun with team shirts etc.), coed must have at least one female in the scoring of total time.

CLICK FOR PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Defender Dash 5K & Pancake Breakfast @ St. Michael the Archangel School
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am

The Defender Dash 5K is an untimed quarter mile family fun run prior to a full 5K timed race. The Family Fun Run begins at 8:30am and 5K begins at 9am. There is also a Pancake Breakfast being served for runners as well as being open to the public. Tickets for the pancake breakfast can be purchased with race registration or at the door. Visit our website at www.defenderdash.weebly.com and like us on Facebook for more information and updates!

Oct
21
Sun
2018
2018 Naperville Half Marathon Races @ Naperville, IL
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am

ADOPT is partnering with the Naperville Half Marathon Races as a Charity Partner. Our partnership will help to improve the quality of life of animals and place them into loving and permanent homes. Proceeds will benefit ADOPT Pet Shelter’s efforts to place animals into permanent, caring homes and advance the humane treatment of animals through education.

Participants have the option to run a 5K or half marathon.
Commit to raising $200 and receive a charity code for a discounted registration.
Get charity Registration Code valid for 7 days by contacting Trent Biederman at tj_biederman@yahoo.com (put ‘Naperville Marathon’ in subject line).

Oktoberfest Run @ GE Park / Union Park
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm

Race website: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Bloomington/OktoberfestRotaryRun?embedId2=nAld5wnO

Online registration link: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=40696&embedId2=nAld5wnO

Description:
Every third Sunday in October is our Annual Oktoberfest 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Walk! This year it is Sunday October 21, 2018. This run/walk is a fundraiser to support BN Sunrise Rotary’s Youth Services and the CCHS Rotaract Club.

The run is a chip-timed 5k on the Constitution Trail from GE park, looping through Tipton Trails, and back to GE park. Blacktop trails the whole way.

At the end celebrate with free brats, oktoberfest and regular beer (for those 21 and over), accordion music, and an awards ceremony with fabulous ceramic steins for top three in each 5k age group (10 year groups). Food-and-beer-only option also available, so bring the whole family, even the non-runners! Costumes are sported by several participants, though there is not a costume competition…yet.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Halloween Hustle 5K @ Ladd Community Consolidated School
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am

The event is held at the school and has a 5K distance set up, clearly marked through out the Ladd community. Registration is 8-8:45 am the day of the race. Entry fee is $25 ages 14 and up. The fee is reduced to $20 if registered by October 17, 2018. Entry fee is $10 ages 13 and under. To receive a t-shirt you must be pre-registered. There will be awards for the top Male and top Female runners in their age group (13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older). The race is timed by Starved Rock Runners. The course is flat utilizing residential streets with police traffic control. Water, restrooms and refreshments will be available. Donations accepted. This is a fundraiser for the Ladd Community Education and Enrichment Foundation to benefit the students of Ladd CCSD #94.

Nov
4
Sun
2018
Canal Connection 10k @ Waltham South Elementary School
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am

All runners will start at 10:00AM.

SRRL Crcuit Race. 

REGISTRATION: Preregistering through October 31st, 2018 is $30.00. Registration is $35.00 after November 1, 2018 (including race day) for EVERYONE. A $2.00 discount for pre-register members of Starved Rock Runners, Lake Run Club, Illinois Valley Striders, Springfield Road Runners and Prairie State Road Runners. Please direct any questions to Rosanne or Janine at: SRRLCANALCONNECTION@GMAIL.COM

This is a chip timed 10K. The race starts at LaSalle Peru High School in LaSalle, Illinois, ends in Utica Illinois. Runners are bused from Utica to LaSalle.

This 10k (6.2 miles) race should result in many fast times, as the course features a downhill slope for the first .75 mile stretch. Runners will then enter the I-M Canal Towpath and run the next 4.2 miles on a flat, unpaved surface featuring rock formations and autumn scenery. The race will finish on a paved street near the Waltham South Elementary School in Utica. Split times will be called out at each mile along the course.

Two water stations will be available with ambulance crews covering the entire course (the course has been measured by SRRL using Clain-Jones Counter Method. Certification with USATF).

Awards are presented to the top Overall Male and Female, top Overall Male and Female Masters, and the top 4 winners in each of the following age groups for both men and women: 14 and 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 and over.

Race Day Registration and Packet pick up will take place at Waltham South Elementary in Utica begining at 7:30AM and ending at 9:00AM on race day. Buses will begin to leave Utica at 8:00AM. The last bus will leave at 9:15 prompt to transport runners to the start line at LP High School. ALL RUNNERS MUST REGISTER IN UTICA. Bag check service available.

Click for printable registration form.

Clinck for link to On-Line registration

Nov
10
Sat
2018
Marquette Academy “The Runners’ Crusade” 5K Run/Walk @ Marquette Academy High School
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am

The Runners’ Crusade is a run/walk that offers scenic views of Ottawa’s beautiful River Walk and the I & M Canal while also serving as a fundraiser for the Marquette Academy High School Cross Country and Track teams. This is the 2nd year the event is being held in November, as it has previously been held in June previous years. Registration starts at 7:30 at the west entrance of the school (1000 Paul St., Ottawa) and race starts at 9:00. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. Time and finish line provided by Starved Rock Runners, medals awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group, and t-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered participants. $20 fee by October 26th, $25 fee after October 26th. Water, restrooms and refreshments available. Thank you for your support!

CLICK FOR PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM

Nov
22
Thu
2018
Oglesby 3 Mile Turkey Trot @ Holy Family School
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am

2018 DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

On-line registration is not open yet

The 3 Mile Run is a Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. Circuit Race. The Oglesby 3 Mile Turkey Trot, begins and ends at Holy Family School, 336 Alice Ave., Oglesby, IL 61348.

Race starts at 9:00AM sharp, regardless of weather.

Registration and packet pick up available Wednesday night from 4:30-6:30 at Holy Family School. Credit and debit Cards accepted. Race Day packet pickup will be from 7:00-8:30AM.

Entry fee is $21.00, $25.00 on Race Day. Family Special (4 or more from immediate family, in the same household, mailed in one envelope, Mail-In ONLY), $60.00.

Free Miller Lite Beer after race (Must be 21 years of age with an ID). Must have wristband-pick-up at registration). Free soda after the race. Free Thanksgiving Dressing after the race. Free cap guaranteed to FIRST 1,000 entrants.

Race is chip timed. No chip, no time!

Awards: Turkey and Plaque to Male and Female Masters and Male & Female Champions.

For further race information, contact John Steele by phone or email listed or contact Mitchell Hobbs at 309-452-7749.

Distance: 3 miles

 

 

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Santas on the Run 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk @ John F. Kennedy School (west parking lot)
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am

This is a race you’ll be sorry if you miss, and 2018 will be even bigger and better than 2017. Check out the Race Facebook page to see all the nice comments and fun photos:  https://www.facebook.com/SantasOnTheRun2016/

Santas On The Run benefits the Hall Township Food Pantry. You can run this 5K for time, or you can do it partake in the Holiday spirit. Preregistration includes your choice of a Red: Long Sleeve T-Shirt, a crew sweatshirt or hoodie, a Santa Hat and Beard. All participants are encouraged to wear their hat and beard (and bells if you have them) in the run/walk, but it is not mandated.

The first 400 to preregister will also receive a 50″ x 60″ Santas On The Run fleece blanket. And if that’s not enough, we’re currently working on additional swag for those that preregister. Just like last year, the swag is worth the registration fee.

There will be water stops at approximately 1 & 2 miles, that will also include Holiday treats (cookies and candy).

The race will start and end in the parking lot of John F. Kennedy School (800 N. Richards, Spring Valley). The course is accurately measured and will be on paved city streets. The course is mostly flat with a few gentle uphills (in the 5K). Traffic control will be posted at all intersections to keep participants safe. Split times available at every mile.

The race will be electronically timed with results to be posted on the Starved Rock Runners web site.

As an added bonus, for each two non-perishable item an entrant brings to donate to the food pantry, their names will be entered into a raffle to be held after the race, with chances to win gift certificates and prizes from race sponsors.The more items you donate, the better your chances of winning (watch the web site as the list of potential winnings grows).

We’re looking to make the race, the prizes and the swag (for those who pre-register), even better than this year. The first 400 to sign up will receive a 50″ x 60″ Santas On The Run fleece blanket. We’re working on sweetening the deal with other swag. Stay tuned for details.

Awards will be given to the overall Male and Female finishers, as well as the top three finishers (Male and Female), in each of the following 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 and 70 and over.

Packet pick up and race day registration will be available from 8:30AM until 9:30AM at John F Kennedy School. Day of registration is not guaranteed a shirt.

Registration is now open.