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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CANCELED – Dwight Harvest Days 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk @ Renfrew Park Dwight, IL
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 8:30 am

CANCELED – Both events are $20 if received by 9/18/20– $25 day of race. Packet pick-up available between 7-8:15 am the day of the race at the North Pavilion of Renfrew Park. 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. All 5k and fun run participants who finish will also receive a special gift to remember their accomplishment. 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. Restrooms available. Participants will receive a t-shirt and a variety of post race refreshments. Shirts only guaranteed to those pre-registered by 9/5/20.

TBK Quad Cities Marathon – CHANGED TO VIRTUAL RACE @ John Deere Commons
Sep 27 @ 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. Our primary cause is prostate cancer research & screening.

The Half Marathon is a Starved Rock Runner Circuit Race

Restless Runners 5K @ Washington Park
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am

Click for printable registration form

Link to on-line registration

This race is a Circuit Race for the Starved Rock Runners 2020 circuit.

Race sponsored by the City of Peru Recreation Department.

Race will observe the CDC Safety Guidelines: Participants will be required to wear a mask at registration, packet pick up and at the start line. Once a participant is on the course the mask can be work at their discretion, but everyone is encourage to practice social distancing (staying 6′ apart).

The start will be done in waves of 40 participants at a time, spaced 2:00 minutes apart. Start positions will be marked on the pavement, 2 rows with everyone spaced 6′ left to right and front to back. All waves will line up at once. Once the first wave has started, the second and following waves will move up in position, to be started 2 minutes apart.

The course starts and finishes in Washington Park near the corner of 9th and Park Rd. IVCH Fall Fitness Classic start). Everyone is responsible for their own hydration. There will be NO aide stations on the course.

Participants registered on or before Sept 30th will receive a unisex race shirt.

Race day packet pickup and registration will be available from 7:00-7:45AM race morning near the start finish line in Washington Park. Face masks are required at registration/packet pick up.

CANCELLED Run The Path 10K (the replacement race for the Canal Connection) @ Canal Market Building
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am

CANCELED due to participation limits placed on the Tow Path by IDNR.

Oglesby 3 Mile Turkey Trot @ Oglesby Elks Lodge
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am
The Starved Rock Runners are excited to announce that the tradition of the 42nd Annual Turkey Trot will continue.
Twenty-twenty will bring a totally new look to the race. To begin with, the new home for the race will be the Oglesby Elks Lodge, and the start time has been moved up to 8:00AM.
In addition to the new location, for the first time ever (due to the Pandemic), the race is limiting the number of participants to 400. Only on-line registration will be available, and only the first 400 registration will be accepted (a virtual option to the race will be available).
Packet pick up, and race registration (if the limit has not been reached), will be offered on Wednesday November 25th from 4:30-7:00 at the Elks Lodge.
Face masks are required at packet pick-up/registration, and will be required at the start line of the race.
The race will be started in waves of 50 with a two minute time interval between waves. Due to the staggered start of the race, the new start time for the race will be 8:00AM.
Masks are required at the start line. Once participants are on the race course, masks can be removed at their discretion. All participants must observe the 6’ social distancing protocol while on the course.
On line registration will open in the next few days, as soon as the sign-up site has been prepared. We will make an announce when that happens.







Santas on the Run V – 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk @ Hall High School ( parking lot)
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am

Each year we’ve tried to make Santas On The Run bigger and better. With 2020 being the 5th Annual Santas On The Run, we had BIG plans for a BIG BASH.
Unfortunately the consequences of the Pandemic have limited what we can and cannot do. While event will go on live, our absolute primary goal is to keep everyone SAFE.
One of the major changes is we’ve had to move the venue to Hall High School and the event will be 100% outdoor. In addition for safety of our participants, we also have to eliminate the “goodie stops” on the race course.
The real bummer is no awards ceremony/after party (there will be no awards ceremonies or age group awards). As with most live race events that have happened since the Pandemic, we’ve pretty much had to make this event a come, pick up your swag, support the Food Pantry with non-perishable donations via the raffle, run, collect your prizes and go home.
We hope everyone will keep in mind the spirit of the event, and all profits from the race go directly to the Hall Township Food Pantry which services 300-500 family’s a month. Last year the participants of this event donated 1,428lbs of non-perishables, and raised almost $3,000. (which the Pantry uses to purchase food for its patrons).
We hope to see there.

Merry Christmas


WHEN: Saturday November 28th, 10:00AM

WHERE: Hall High School, 800 W. Erie St., Spring Valley, Il.

REGISTRATION: Will be limited to the first 300 participants. Registration cost is $25.00 through November 13th, and will be $30.00 through Race day or until the participation cap is reached. A virtual option is also available. Postage charges of $14.95 are added to the registration fee to cover the cost of mailing the swag to you.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: Everyone will be required to wear masks at registration, packet pick-up and at the start line. Waives (groups) of 50 participants will be started every two minutes. Once on the course, it is the discretion of the participant to wear or remove their mask. Everyone is asked to practice 6’  social distancing rules while on the course. These parameters have used on a number of local races and have shown to be successful. 

SWAG: Participants get their choice of a long sleeve T-shirt, sweatshirt or hoodie, a Santa hat, a Santa neck gaiter and Santa On The Run V participation holiday ornament.

RAFFLE: For every two piece non-perishable food items a participant brings to donate to the Hall Township Food Pantry, they will receive a ticket to play the raffle (donated prizes – donated by local merchants). Raffle tickets can also be purchased for $1.00ea or 6 for $5,00. The raffle drawing will be done while the race is in progress. Winners names will be posted before the first finishers cross the finish line, so prizes may be picked up before participants leave.

Lori’s Walleye Run 5k @ Hall High School
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am


This will be an ALL OUTDOOR EVENT.

Race day registration will be on the south side of the parking lot near the start line  from 7:30 – 8:30AM

The Course is Certified Distance. The race will be chip timed timed and  Race Results with results posted on Starved Rock Runners web site. Water will be available before and after the race but there will be water stops on the course.  There will be traffic control on the course. Long Sleeve T-Shirt is only guaranteed to those per-registered by noon on 3/10.

Divisions: Awards & Age 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 Spring Valley. Age Divisions: (one each for Male & Female) 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 will be no Awards Ceremony. Medals will be mailed to winners.

Make checks payable to: Starved Rock Runners LTD. Mail registration forms & payment to: Walleye Run, 407 W. Dakota St., Spring Valley, Il 61362

THE COURSE: The race begins and ends in the parking lot of Hall High School. The start line will be in the south east corner of the parking lot, and the end will be very near the sidewalk leading to the front doors of the new school. The course is an out and back. Thanks to volunteers from the Spring Valley Walleye Club, we will have traffic control at every intersection on the course to help keep you safe.  While our Race Marshall’s will do everything they can to keep you safe, the race is on city streets, and the streets will not be shut down to traffic, so please be aware of potential traffic.

Printable registration form





Lake Run
May 1 @ 8:30 am

see Lake Run Club web site for details

Streator Family YMCA Memorial Day 5K @ Streator Family YMCA
May 31 all-day

$25.00 if post marked by May 17th, $30.00 through and including race day. Make checks payable to:
Streator Family YMCA. Mail registration forms & payment to: Streator Family YMCA, 710 Oakley Avenue,
Streator, IL 61364
Race day registration/packet pick up is available from 6:30AM until 8:00AM at the Streator Family YMCA. THIS IS A CIRCUIT RACE for Starved Rock Runners.
This is an in-person event but you may participate virtually by registering online.
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. There will be no awards ceremony. Awards will be mailed. Course starts and finishes in front of the Streator Family YMCA. Start will be done in waves of 10 participants (subject to change) on a first come first serve basis. Certified distance, chip timed, traffic control, computerized race results with results posted on Starved Rock Runners web site,. There will NO water stops on course. Water will be available before and after the race. We ask that you wear a mask prior to the race start and after you finish. You may remove it while participating.

Run For Glory 5K @ City Park in Streator
Jul 4 all-day

The Run For Glory is a friendly and fast 5K race. The race starts at City Park in Streator, running through quiet neighborhoods. The course is flat and fast with 2 small hills, and the course is an out and back route. The Run For Glory kicks off Streator’s 4th of July Celebration and is a fundraiser for the awesome fireworks show. Nice awards for the 1st place overall male and female finishers and for the 1st place Streator male and female finishers. Medals for the top 3 finishers in each age group. Age groups are: 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, and 80 & over. Water stop at 1 and 2 miles. T-shirts to all entrants. Fruit and beverages after the race. Chip timing and finish line provided by Racing Expectations. The race starts at 8 am on July 4th, with race day registration and bib pick-up beginning at 6:30 am at the northeast side of City Park. Fun family event!