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.

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8th Annual DePue Celebration 5K Run/Walk @ DePue Fire Station Number 1
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am

This is the second year of a redesigned course. Pre-registration is $20 and available until July 16, 2018 after until race day is $25. Race day registration is from 7:00 – 7:45 am. This course has two hills and two water stops. Split timing at miles 1 & 2. Electronic Race Scoring done by D & M Road Race Scoring from LaSalle, IL. Oranges and bananas as well as cold water provided at the end of the race. Technical t-shirt provided to all runners and walkers. Awards are given out to top male and female, top DePue male and female as well as medals to the top 3 in age groups as follows 9 & under, 10-13,14-19,20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70 and over. There is no packet pick up prior to race day. The race is run by the DePue Men’s Club which is a 501c3 Charity organization which gives all proceeds back to the local communities. We invite all participants to come and join us at noon at the DePue Lake shore for the National Championship Boat Races.

Granville Days 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk @ Hopkins Park
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am

Course Information: Race will start and end at Hopkins Park (100 E. Main St). 5K route will be paved streets through the Village & the Granville Cemetery. Timed by Starved Rock Runners. Race will be rain or shine.
Awards given to the overall male & female runner, overall male & female Village of Granville Resident runner, and the top three finishers, male & female in each of the following age groups: 11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over

Entry Fees:
$20 early registration postmarked by July 27th
$25 after July 27th & day of the race
*Questions-Contact the Village Hall at 815-339-6333 or*
**The first 100 to register are guaranteed a cinch backpack**

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Music In Motion 5K
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am

For details on race, click link to flyer below:

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SRRC 5K COLOR Run/Walk for the Kids @ Ottawa River Rescue
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am

Pull out your running shoes because SRRC’s (formerly Easter Seals) annual 5K Run/Walk for the Kids will kick off during Ottawa’s Riverfest festivities (, Saturday, Aug. 4th, 2018.

This year, we have a NEW ROUTE and will be doing a COLOR RUN! The course starts and ends by the Ottawa River Rescue at 234 Albin Stevens Drive, Ottawa, IL. Check in and race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m., runners start at 8:00 a.m followed by walkers. The run/walk follows a scenic course along portions of the Riverwalk, the historic I&M Canal and along streets in the beautiful east side.

Children and strollers are welcome to participate in the 5K for free with paying participants, but t-shirts will only be given to those who register for the 5K or Kids Race.

Runners will be timed and the top overall female and male runners will receive trophies. Also, runners placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in thirteen different age categories will receive medals.

There will be a kids race immediately following the 5K for children up to 12 years old. Registered participants will receive a t-shirt and medal.

100% of the proceeds from this event stay local within LaSalle and Bureau Counties to help local children to achieve their maximum potential. With your help last year, we were able to add an occupational therapist to our staff to expand our therapy options for the area’s children.

Register online or in person by July 27th for $25 or after the 27th for $30

anyBODY 5k @ Grundy County Health Dept
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am

This is a certified 5k course that is part of the Run 4 Morris circuit. Each participant receives a custom tech shirt and custom finishers medal. Overall and age group awards will also be handed out.
Proceeds from the race benefit the under funded clients of the Health Department helping fund medications, infant and children needs, other medical needs, and community wellness activities.
There will be water and food items available to all runners and several information tables from the different sponsors of the event.
See our Facebook page for more information and a course map and link to a course fly-over.

Wenona – Mr. C’s “Down on the Farm” 5k Run @ Wenona City Park
Aug 10 all-day

It is our annual “Wenona Day’s 5k” on Friday, Aug, 10 at 7:00 PM and we would love to have you join in on our Mr. C’s 5k Run! This year’s theme is “Down on the Farm”! Guarantee yourself a shirt by signing up today online, by mail or take a chance for the day of! Sign up by July 31st for $20.00 and receive the savings on registration, Aug 1 through the evening of, it is $25.00. If any questions, please let me know! We look forward to making this a memorable race!

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2018 Mendota CornaPalooza 5K/10K Race & Fitness Walk @ Lake Mendota, Mendota, IL
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am

OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center presents the 11th Annual CornaPalooza! The race starts & ends at Lake Mendota (1901 Tom Merwin Drive). Race participants follow signs & enter Lake Mendota property from Route 251/52 & Tom Merwin Drive. Follow signage for designated parking. The course will take you west outside of Mendota to take on the rolling hills & sights of rural Mendota. 10K course will include a 1-mile stretch of compacted gravel road. All runners will experience a mile or more of Lake Kakusha TRAIL! All traffic control & water stations will be pulled from roads as the last runner passes or when 10K reaches 1 ½ hours. Not responsible for late starters on the course. NO double-wide strollers allowed.
• Pre-registration / Registration Opens at 6:30 a.m.
• Race starts at 8:00 a.m.
• Official CornaPalooza T-shirt for participants
(size nor shirt guaranteed for late registrants)
• USATF CERTIFIED 5K & 10K Courses
• Awards will be presented to the 1st overall male & female runners in the 5K & 10K runs. 1st through 3rd places will be awarded medals in each age group.
• All 14 & under receive participation ribbons.
• Entry fees: $25 if postmarked by 7/27/18 – $30 7/28/18-8/11/18

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“Boo” Milby Memory 5K Run/Walk @ Northwest School
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am

USA Track & Field Certified Course #IL08077jW Record Eligible SRRL Circuit Race #14
Two split times Two Water Stops EMT’s on Site Traffic Control Raffle Refreshments Music
Registration begins at 6:45 Strollers welcomed in 5K but are not allowed to go through the finish line 1 mile walk will have a separate route When registering indicate as to whether you will walk in the 1 mile or the 5K Run/Walk
Event will be rain or shine unless lightning is present
Trophy to overall Female & Male Top 3 Age Division Male & Female: 9 & 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 & Older
All participants assured a shirt First 200 registered adults and 50 kids will be assured a bag and shirt Unisex shirt sizes: small, medium, large, Xlg, 2Xlg, 3Xlg ladies sizes: small, medium, large, Xlg, 2Xlg Youth sizes: xsmall, small, medium, large
The 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group, Inc. Our mission is to some day see a world without Alzheimer’s. This event and any other fund raisers enable us to help families in the Illinois Valley who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s by presenting free educational programs and a monthly support group. We also donate to area Nursing Facilities who have Alzheimer units and give an annual donation to research.

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Run for Recovery @ Streator City Park
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

First Annual Run for Recovery 5k Saturday August 18th, 2018 at 8 A.M. Walkers welcome
CHECK IN 6:30 A.M. East side of the Streator City Park-300 N Vermillion Streator, IL
Race Features:
• 5K Walkers Welcome
• Starts and Ends at the Streator City Park
• Water stations on course
• Electronically timed & Traffic Control
• Refreshments and snacks
• Guaranteed T-shirts to all preregistered participants
• Computerized race results @
• Register online at
• Early Bird registration is $18 until July 21, 2018-guaranteed a t-shirt.
• Registration after July 21 is $20-limited supply of shirts on the day of the race.
• *This race is NOT certified
AGE DIVISIONS Male Female 13 and under 13 and under 14 – 18 14 – 18 19 – 24 19 – 24 25 – 29 25 – 29 30 – 34 30 – 34 35 – 39 35 – 39 40 – 44 40 – 44 45 – 49 45 – 49 50 – 54 50 – 54 55 – 59 55 – 59 60 – 64 60 – 64 65+ 65+
Awards to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age division of female and male runners
If you aren’t up for a run? You can check the donation box on the entry form. Donations of $20 or more and you will receive a TShirt and make a donation to the Dusty Roads Foundation. We will mail your official Run for Recovery shirt. *Please note: shirts will be mailed out a week after the race*
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Dash@Dusk @ Oak Ridge Golf Course
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

2018 United Way Kick-off Event!
3.1 (5k) Miles on the grounds of Oak Ridge Golf Course.
– 4:30pm- registration opens
– 6:30pm- race starts
– 7:30pm race course closes- Water at 1/2 way point
– Pre and post-race entertainment
– Party until midnight!!!!
– DJ
– Beer garden
– Free beer wristband included with race registration (must be 21 years old)
– Awards for top 3 finishers in each age group
– Tech shirt guaranteed for pre-registered!
– Pre-registration: $25.00 through 8/17/18; late registration: $30.00
– Race will be held Rain or Shine. In the event of cancellation, we thank you for your donation. No pets. No bicycles. No refunds.

Proceeds will benefit United Way!

Jordan Rahn Forever Young Run @ Veterans' Park
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am

Join us for the 5th Annual Jordan Rah Forever Young Run! It’s more than just a race! We offer a 5K and 1 Mile race on flat level paved streets. A post race party with refreshments and beer tent (two FREE beers). Post race activities for the kids will include a rock climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, petting zoo and FREE kids games! A FREE bike for a lucky girl and boy under 12! Check us out on Facebook for pre-race giveaways! ALL RACE PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOCAL CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE!


Pontiac 5K for United Way @ Caterpillar
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am

Join us for the 4th annual 5K run/walk for United Way! The flat course takes you through 4H Park in Pontiac and around the Caterpillar plant. There are water stops at mile 1 and 2 and plenty of volunteers along the way. Registration is online at or at various businesses throughout Pontiac. Packet pick up is Friday night before the race, or the morning of. There will be goodie bags for all participants.

Tonica Fest 5k Run/Walk @ Tonica
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am

Tonica Fest 5k Run/Walk, start downtown Tonica, for a mostly flat out and back course. Email for registration form, early registration before August 10, $18, race day, $22. T-shirts to all early registrations, not guaranteed shirt on race day. Check in on race day by 8:30 am, race starts at 9:00. Stay for the parade and car show! All proceeds from race go to Relay for Life.

River Run @ Rockford, IL
Sep 1 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 am

Join us for a beautiful run along the Rock River. 1/2 marathon and 5K running events,
3K wheel-a-thon event, Kid’s Fun Zone.

Happy Jack Hustle @ Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am

The first ever Happy Jack Hustle 5K and Fun Run through the pumpkin patch and apple orchard benefits The Salvation Army. Medals, T-shirts, donuts, and cider for all participants! Pumpkin Carrying Challenge is an optional add-on. Early Bird Registration is open until June 30th. Group Rates available!

IVS Bridge to Bridge 4 Mi Run @ Running Central
Sep 3 all-day

Sept. 3, 2018. Since it’s inaugural running in 2012, the Bridge to Bridge 4 mile race has become one of the more popular events in the area.

IVS Bridge to Bridge starts on Water Street, outside Running Central (311 SW Water St, Floor 1, Peoria, Illinois 61602), at 7:00 am, and goes over the Bob Michel Bridge, tours the Downtown East Peoria Levee District, and then returns to Peoria over the Cedar Street Bridge, and finishes back at Running Central. Course Map

All water on the course at water stations, at start, and at finish, is reverse osmosis water!

Packet pick up will be at Running Central Saturday, Sept 1., from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Race day, Sept 3, late registration and last minute packet pick up will be from 5:45 am to 6:45 am at Running Central.

IVS Member Discount Code available at  IVS Member Log In Required.  Join IVS

IVS Bridge to Bridge Run is an IVS Grand Prix Series race.

Click here to Register  for the IVS BRIDGE to Bridge 4 Mile Run

Spor-tek sweat wick T shirt not guaranteed for registrations after August 31.

Awards: The top finishing man and women will receive an engraved trophy! Acrylic plaques for 1st, 2nd, 3rd finishers will be given to M & F in AGs: 0-14, 1, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Awards presentation will start about 8:30 at the CEFCU Center Stage, 200 NE Water St,

Post race party is at Cefcu Stage after finishing the race.
Food will be served immediately!
Biaggis pasta, chicken with white sauce and vegetarian red sauce both with bread on the side.
Water,energy drinks and beer to drink!
Assorted snack foods and cookies to finish off with.

Underground Railroad 5k @ Bureau County Metro Center
Sep 8 all-day

Packet Pick Up will be available at the Bureau County Metro Center on Friday, September 7th, from 12pm – 6pm & on Race Day, beginning at 7am. All pre-registered racers will receive a swag bag that includes a dri-fit race t-shirt and various other health and nutritional items. Our course provides beautiful scenery, with a challenging hill near the end. We provide 3 water stations and timed splits at Mile 1 & 2. We will have fresh fruit, bagels, power bars, water, and powerade available before and after the race. Awards will be given to Top Male, Top Female, Top Princeton Male, and Top Princeton Female, as well as all the age groups required by Starved Rock Runners. Racing Expectations will provide chip timing for our race. The Kiddy Fun Run will begin at 8am, with the 5k following at 8:30am. Showers, cardio room, and weight room will be available inside the Bureau County Metro Center pre & post race.

6th Annual 5K Run/Walk for SUID Awareness in Memory of Aden Lamps @ Hall High School
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am

5K Course with a few rolling hills. The course will be well marked and equipped with water stations and split times at miles 1 & 2. There will be fruit and packaged snacks available after the race.

There is a 1 mile untimed walk and Fun Run for children ages 3-7.

CHIP Timing by Racing Expectations

All proceeds benefit the Aden Lamps Foundation, a 501c3 organization. The Aden Lamps Foundation purchases and donates sleep sacks (wearable blankets) and infant board books to St. Margaret’s Hospital, IVCH, and La Salle County WIC. Every newborn born at those hospitals receives a safe sleep package from the Aden Lamps Foundation.

Plaques will be given to the 1st 3 overall male/female finishes and top 2 in each category (male/female) 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&up. The awards ceremony will take place immediately following the race and will hopefully be as quick as possible.

$20 in advance, by September 10th. $25 after September 10th/the day of. Children 12&under are $15, by September 10th or $20 after September 10th/the day of. Fun Run is $10 and includes a t-shirt.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registrants and will be given after the race to those who register after September 10th or the day of.

Register online at or download a form at

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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 for the 4 day schedule.

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.

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.

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:

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

-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 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.


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 and like us on Facebook for more information and updates!

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 (put ‘Naperville Marathon’ in subject line).

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

Race website:

Online registration link:

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.

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.

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

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!


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


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



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:

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.