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: [email protected]

 

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Apr
7
Sun
2019
Healthy Kids Running Series-Bureau County Spring Series @ Zearing Park
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – May 12 @ 5:00 pm

Healthy Kids Running Series is a 5 week non-profit
designed to get kids ages 2-14 active. Races are held Sundays (with the exception of Easter) from 4-5pm.
Distances are as follows:
Pre-k 2/3- 50 yards
Pre-k 4/5 – 75 yards
K&1- 1/4 mile
2&3- 1/2 mile
4&5- 1 mile
6-8- 1 mile
The top boy and girl in each age group receives a trophy and each runner receives a finishers medal, t-shirt, and race bag. Packet pickup is tbd please refer to our Facebook page (Healthy Kids Running Series- Bureau County IL)for announcements. Parents are required to stay on premises and no pets allowed. Register by March 17 to guarantee shirt size by following the link below.

Apr
14
Sun
2019
Healthy Kids Running Series-Bureau County Spring Series @ Zearing Park
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Healthy Kids Running Series is a 5 week non-profit
designed to get kids ages 2-14 active. Races are held Sundays (with the exception of Easter) from 4-5pm.
Distances are as follows:
Pre-k 2/3- 50 yards
Pre-k 4/5 – 75 yards
K&1- 1/4 mile
2&3- 1/2 mile
4&5- 1 mile
6-8- 1 mile
The top boy and girl in each age group receives a trophy and each runner receives a finishers medal, t-shirt, and race bag. Packet pickup is tbd please refer to our Facebook page (Healthy Kids Running Series- Bureau County IL)for announcements. Parents are required to stay on premises and no pets allowed. Register by March 17 to guarantee shirt size by following the link below.

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Healthy Kids Running Series-Bureau County Spring Series @ Zearing Park
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

Healthy Kids Running Series is a 5 week non-profit
designed to get kids ages 2-14 active. Races are held Sundays (with the exception of Easter) from 4-5pm.
Distances are as follows:
Pre-k 2/3- 50 yards
Pre-k 4/5 – 75 yards
K&1- 1/4 mile
2&3- 1/2 mile
4&5- 1 mile
6-8- 1 mile
The top boy and girl in each age group receives a trophy and each runner receives a finishers medal, t-shirt, and race bag. Packet pickup is tbd please refer to our Facebook page (Healthy Kids Running Series- Bureau County IL)for announcements. Parents are required to stay on premises and no pets allowed. Register by March 17 to guarantee shirt size by following the link below.

May
5
Sun
2019
10th & FINAL JAMES DANKENBRING SCHOLARSHIP 5K TRAIL RUN/WALK @ LAKE KAKUSHA, MENDOTA, IL
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

COME JOIN US !!! Enjoy a 5K course that is a fast, all terrain trail that circles the lake. The property is well maintained, established grass trails through wooded and prairie lots. The course will be well marked and equipped with water stations at miles 1 & 2.

We also have an alternate 1 mile “Fun Walk” that goes around Lake Mendota for those who would like a shorter distance and easier course. There are activities for the kids to enjoy along the Fun Walk.

All proceeds go to fund scholarships for graduating seniors from Mendota Township High School.

5K and Fun Walk both start at 10:00 a.m.

AWARDS: 5K, overall male/female and top 3 in each age category (male/female)13 & under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65+

T-SHIRTS given out until supply runs out, we have order lots!

REGISTRATION/ENTRY: Everyone on the 5K must be fully registered, $20 in advance, $25 walk-up registrations. People 11 and over must be fully registered for the Fun Walk, 10 and under are free for the Fun Walk.

GO TO: www.thankdank.org to register on-line or download a registration form to mail in. On-line registration cut of is May 1st so hurry and REGISTER TODAY!!

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PRE-REGISTERED – Packet pick up will be Saturday, May 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 106 6th Street, Mendota, IL 61342

There will be restroom facilities on site.

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER THE RACE WHILE WE WAIT FOR ALL TO FINISH. THE AWARDS CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE RACE, AWARDING THE MEDALS TO THE WINNERS.

Thank you to everyone for your support !!!

Healthy Kids Running Series-Bureau County Spring Series @ Zearing Park
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

Healthy Kids Running Series is a 5 week non-profit
designed to get kids ages 2-14 active. Races are held Sundays (with the exception of Easter) from 4-5pm.
Distances are as follows:
Pre-k 2/3- 50 yards
Pre-k 4/5 – 75 yards
K&1- 1/4 mile
2&3- 1/2 mile
4&5- 1 mile
6-8- 1 mile
The top boy and girl in each age group receives a trophy and each runner receives a finishers medal, t-shirt, and race bag. Packet pickup is tbd please refer to our Facebook page (Healthy Kids Running Series- Bureau County IL)for announcements. Parents are required to stay on premises and no pets allowed. Register by March 17 to guarantee shirt size by following the link below.

May
6
Mon
2019
Women’s Walk to Run Clinic 2019 @ Northwest School
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Registration & Meet the Volunteers Night Tuesday, May 21st  6:00-7:00PM @ Illinois Valley YMCA

Every Monday starting May 6 thru May 20th and Tuesday May 28th. 

Meet at Baker’s Lake in Peru on the west side and meet new friends and runners who will work with you at your leve of fitness to help yo reach your goal.

This is a FREE mini clinic. There are no registration forms, No obligations.

The mini-clinic is a perfect way to get a jump start for the beginning runner who plans to continue to run by joining the Women’s Running Clinic that starts with a registration night May 21, 6:00PM at the Peru YMCA.

Michele Gaeta
 
May
8
Wed
2019
Starved Rock Runners Wednesday Night Workouts @ Lock 14 of the I & M Canal
May 8 @ 1:34 pm – 2:34 pm

Workouts vary from weeks to week. Groups of different ability levels do different workouts. Meet in the parking lot of Lock 14. The advanced group does a 2 mile warm-up run to Split Rock, performs the scheduled workout for the week (generally intervals), and then does a 2 mile cool down run back to the parking lot. Work out can be up to 8 miles total. Other groups and individuals may do workouts of as little as 2 miles total with some walkers.

Trail is paved for the first mile, and packed gravel for the rest of the distance.

Have questions, email: [email protected]

May
11
Sat
2019
Starved Rock Country 5K @ Washington Park
May 11 @ 7:10 am

Back for a 6th year, the 2019 Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon (and 5K) has become the “must do” event of the running community in central Illinois. The Marathon course will again encompass the scenery of the Illinois River, the neighborhoods of Ottawa and the rolling landscapes in and around Starved Rock State Park. Runners will be inspired by the scenery of rolling country hills and natural rock formations tucked into heavily wooded areas created by the Illinois River thousands of years ago. Also, this record eligible marathon course has 16 aide stations with Gatorade at each station and we plan to have once station for the half and two for the marathon with GU. Runners participating in the Half Marathon, which starts in the heart of Starved Rock State Park will also experience the neighborhoods of Ottawa in addition to wooded scenery and sites along the Illinois River. The Half Marathon is a flat, fast course making for a nice run through country and city alike. Each runner will receive a participant shirt and finishers receive a race specific medal which will be the fifth in the series.

The Run Starved Rock 5K  will return as well..  This event will start and end at the same lines as the marathon, and following part of the marathon route before heading back to Ottawa for a finish along the river.  The event is a great addition for those who want to participate in the events of the day as well as family/friends looking to do something while their loved one or friend is running another race.  A portion of this event will benefit local charities and events to promote running and physical activity.  

Again this year, the Health expo/packet pickup will be held from Noon – 8PM on Friday May 11th, Ottawa Knights of Columbus Hall, 401 W. Main Street, Ottawa, IL. Runners will receive their bibs (required for race participation), participant shirt as well as a swag bag filled with local and regional offers and race information.  

 

Starved Rock Country Half Marathon @ Washington Park
May 11 @ 7:30 am

Back for a 6th year, the 2019 Starved Rock Country Marathon and Half Marathon (and 5K) has become the “must do” event of the running community in central Illinois. The Marathon course will again encompass the scenery of the Illinois River, the neighborhoods of Ottawa and the rolling landscapes in and around Starved Rock State Park. Runners will be inspired by the scenery of rolling country hills and natural rock formations tucked into heavily wooded areas created by the Illinois River thousands of years ago. Also, this record eligible marathon course has 16 aide stations with Gatorade at each station and we plan to have once station for the half and two for the marathon with GU. Runners participating in the Half Marathon, which starts in the heart of Starved Rock State Park will also experience the neighborhoods of Ottawa in addition to wooded scenery and sites along the Illinois River. The Half Marathon is a flat, fast course making for a nice run through country and city alike. Each runner will receive a participant shirt and finishers receive a race specific medal which will be the fifth in the series.

The Run Starved Rock 5K  will return as well..  This event will start and end at the same lines as the marathon, and following part of the marathon route before heading back to Ottawa for a finish along the river.  The event is a great addition for those who want to participate in the events of the day as well as family/friends looking to do something while their loved one or friend is running another race.  A portion of this event will benefit local charities and events to promote running and physical activity.  

Again this year, the Health expo/packet pickup will be held from Noon – 8PM on Friday May 11th, Ottawa Knights of Columbus Hall, 401 W. Main Street, Ottawa, IL. Runners will receive their bibs (required for race participation), participant shirt as well as a swag bag filled with local and regional offers and race information.  

 

Oneida GML 5K Run/Walk @ Greig Memorial Library
May 11 @ 8:00 am

Flat and fast run thru the street of Oneida. Held rain or shine. Free kids block race following the 5K.
Restrooms available. Drink and snacks served after race. A $50 gift card and medal awarded to the first male and female finishers. Medals awarded to top 3 finishers in each age group.
All proceeds go to support Greig Memorial Library