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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Winter Iowa Senior Games – Track & Field @ PepsiCo Center on Augustana's Campus
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am

The Winter Iowa Senior Games is an Olympic-style sports festival for men and women who are at least 50 years of age. The indoor track & field meet will be held on Saturday, December 14 at the PepsiCo Center on Augustana’s campus in Rock Island. Several running events are offered, including a race walk, and standing long jump, high jump, and shot put are offered for field events. Registration will open October 1, 2019 at a cost of $30.00 for the early registration deadline. After November 11, the registration fee will be a total of $35.00 for the final registration deadline.

IVS New Year’s Day Resolution 5k Run/Walk @ Tower Park
Jan 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Want to start on your running goals for the New Year? Of course you do – the beginning of the year inspires all of us to dream big and set goals. What better way to do it than with like-minded people? We’re going to make it even easier for you by scheduling the run at 10:30 am so you can fully recover from your activities the night before. The 5k length will also be achievable – after all – half of the distance is downhill! 🙂

To sweeten the deal we will be providing gloves to the first 50 registrants!
Don’t procrastinate – sign up today and join us on New Year’s Day!

Hot chocolate and cookies at the finish line. Brunch afterwards at a place to be determined.

Same day packet pick up from 9:15am – 10:15am, Tower Park, Peoria Heights

Trophies for:

Best Overall Male and Female run time – under 50 and Best Overall Male and Female run time – 50 and over

Awards will be presented as you cross the finish line


Jan 1, 2020 – 9:15am – 10:15am
Packet Pickup/Same Day Registration – Tower Park, Peoria Heights, IL. 61616

Jan 1, 2020 – 10:30am
Race Start

Jan 1, 2020 – 11:30am
Meet for brunch at a place to be determined

Shamrock 5K Run/Walk @ Holy Cross School
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am

*Entry Fee: $25 if postmarked by March 1, 2020; fee increases to $30 if registered between 3/2-3/14
*Official HCS t-shirt for participants (shirts only guaranteed who register by March 1, 2020)
*Shirt pick up day of race
*Registration/Check-In opens race day at 8:30 a.m. in Holy Cross School gymnasium
*Race starts and ends at Holy Cross School. Race will be through the streets of Mendota. No trail running.
*Awards will be presented to the 1st overall male and female runners in the 5K.
*1st -3rd places will be awarded medals in each age division for male/female.
*Age divisions: 9 and 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 and over
*Refreshments following race
*Proceeds to benefit Holy Cross School
*Race continues rain or shine. In case of severe weather leading to cancellation, thank you for your donation. No refunds.
*Register online with a credit card : MInimal fee applies for online registration.
*For more information, like us on Facebook at Holy Cross Church & School-Mendota.

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Lori’s Walleye Run 5k – CANCELED @ Hall High School
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am


Race day registration will be in the lobby at Hall High School (go through the front doors, on the south side of the school, turn left), from 7:30 – 8:30AM

The Course is Certified Distance with Splits at mile 1 and 2. The race will be electronically timed and Computerized Race Results with results posted on Starved Rock Runners web site. There will be a water stops on course just past the 1 and 2 mile points. There will be traffic control on the course. Refreshments will be available after the race. Long Sleeve T-Shirt is only guaranteed to those per-registered by noon on 3/14.

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.

Make checks payable to: S.V. Walleye Club. 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.

THE AWARDS CEREMONIES: Will be held in the comfort of the beautiful cafeteria of Hall Hall School, where all of the post race food and refreshments will be.




Penguin in the Park 5K @ Fairview Park, Decatur, IL
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its milestone 15th anniversary on March 28, 2020! After his namesake, the Penguin, John Bingham, inspires us all to get out there and be active. Penguin in the Park is the largest (and friendliest) 5K in the Decatur area. This race embraces the Penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

Starting at 9:00am, the 5K race takes place in Fairview Park on a rolling bike path; afterwards, we move to the post-race party inside to Millikin’s Griswold Gym for awards, and warm food.

This year will once again include the 300 meter Penguin Jr. Dash for the younger penguins that will take place before the start of the 5K at 8:30 am. This is a great opportunity to include youth in a sport and activity that is life long. Make Penguin in the Park a family activity this year. Penguin Dash participants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and goody bag along with a finisher ribbon.

Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

JOIN US! Help us Spread The Word:Inclusion by creating a world where all people are treated with RESPECT! All proceeds from the Run for Respect benefit Pontiac Township High School’s Special Olympics and Peers In Action programs.

This year’s theme is RALLY 4 RESPECT!

RACE: Accurately measured chip-timed race flat 5K which begins and ends at Pontiac Township High School
– 5K starts at 10:00am and 1 mile walk starts after the 5K runners take off (on the high school track)
– Water stop at mile 2

NEW THIS YEAR: Special Kids Fun Run (for all children 10 and under who are registered for the Fun Run.)

AWARDS: 5K, overall male/female, male/female age groups (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+)

REFRESHMENTS: Light refreshments provided.

REGISTRATION/ENTRY: 5K and Fun Run Participants registering by 4/10/2020 will receive a dry-blend T-shirt. No guarantees for shirts after 4/10/2020.

Adult 5K/1 mile run $20.00 (nonrefundable)
Students 5K/1 mile run $10.00, includes college students (nonrefundable)
– $25.00 same day registration for all
​- $2.00 discount for Lake Run Club Members

Starved Rock Country Half Marathon CANCELED 3-26-20 @ Washington Park
May 9 @ 7:30 am

CANCELED: 3-26-2020

With deep regret we need to let you know that we are unable to hold the 2020 Starved Rock Country Marathon, half and 5k. This decision weighed heavily on the board of Run Starved Rock Country but after talking with the State Park, the local emergency services, our sponsors and the direction of the CDC we need to look ahead to 2021.

If you registered for any of our 2020 races you are automatically registered for the 2021 equivalent. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and we will try to answer them on a 1-to-1 basis. You can contact us at [email protected]

We understand the perseverance and hard work that goes in to training for our race… it’s that same dedication you have that we carry and makes us want to showcase the beauty of Starved Rock Country. That’s why we plan to use the sponsorships we’ve already received, along with Walmart Ottawa – Veterans Dr, and make a donation to the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation fund to preserve the trails of Starved Rock State Park.

When this pandemic is over, and it will end, we ask that you come and visit Starved Rock Country again and know that your passion helped make the beauty of our nature possible.

We’ll see you at the start line in 2021.


May 25 @ 8:00 am
Race with your Heart and pancake breakfast @ Eureka Lake Pavilion, Eureka Illinois
Jun 13 @ 7:30 am

The Race with your Heart, 5K & 10K, goes along the beautiful Eureka Lake and into the nature trails. Each participant that is signed up by May 13th are guaranteed a race t-shirt. There will be several water stops along the race and after the run there is a pancake and sausage breakfast to all participants and their families/supporters. Shazam will be doing the finish line. This race is benefiting Heartline and Heart House, a shelter for women and children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence.
Top 1 Male and Female (5K & 10K) Overall – Gift Certificates
Top 3 Males and Females (5K & 10K) Age Groups – Medallions
13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

5K Run For Glory – CANCELED @ City Park in Streator, IL
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am

Friendly and fast 5K, starting at City Park in Streator, and running through quiet neighborhoods. The course is flat and fast, with two small hills, and the course is an out and back route. The 5K Run For Glory is part of Streator’s awesome 4th of July celebration. Nice trophies for first place overall male and female finishers and for first Streator male and female finishers. Male and female age groups are as follows: 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 & over. Water on course at 1 and 2 miles. T-shirts for all entrants. Walkers are welcome. Delicious fruit and beverages following the race. Results will be posted at Starved Rock Runners Wild Card Race. Fun family event!

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