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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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.

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 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 $35 per person and registration, which ends Wednesday, September 26, can be made online here. (

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 ( 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

2018 Milli Mile Road Race @ Decatur, IL
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Millikin University Cross Country/Track and Fleet Feet present the 3rd Annual Milli Mile Road Race held in Decatur, IL. Created for all competition and age levels, our one mile road course is USATF certified and only has one left turn, which is capable of turning out some fast times! Come join us on Oct. 6th at 8:30am to see how fast you can run a mile and help raise money for the Millikin XC/TF teams.

Registration fee is $20 which includes an aluminum Milli Mile water bottle, a raffle ticket for our many drawings, and a pancake breakfast. THE FIRST 25 REGISTERED RUNNERS WILL RECEIVE A “FLEET FEET” BONDIBAND HEADBAND!!

Packet Pick-up Information:
Friday, Oct. 5th from 4-6pm or on race day from 7-8am. All packet pick-ups will be located at the Decatur Fleet Feet which is located at 1090 W Wood St, Decatur, IL 62522.

Race day schedule:
7:15-8:15a.m. – Check in at Fleet Feet Decatur.
8:15 a.m. – Shuttle will take you to the start of race on N Church Street.
8:30 a.m. – Race Starts.
Pancake breakfast to follow the race!

1st – $75 Fleet Feet Gift Card
2nd – $50 Fleet Feet Gift Card
3rd – $25 Fleet Feet Gift Card
Course Record – $50

Raffle Prizes – TBD

Course Overview:
Starting on the corner of William & Church St. you run south down Church St. for about a quarter of a mile and take a right onto Woods St. From there it is a straight shot to the finish which is in front of the Fleet Feet store. Although it is small, the course is netted downhill!

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.

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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.