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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Liberty 5k Run/Walk @ Ebbey George's Bar and Grill
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

The Liberty 5K is a chip timed run on a certified course that takes runners through Nostalgic Downtown Morris and area parks and neighborhoods. The route is completely paved, primarily flat, with slight hills.

The Liberty 5k not only supports and honors local military personnel, but involves them in the event. But military involvement is just one of the keys to the success of this event. The Liberty 5K boasts a pre-race flyover, patriotic kids run, a master’s division, special awards for military personnel, cash awards and great give aways for all participants. Additionally, cash awards are given to the running clubs with the most participants – $750 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $300 for 3rd place.

The cost is $25.00 for pre-registered participants (by June 23) and $35.00 for those who register the day of the race. Registration for those 14 and under is reduced to $18.00 for those preregistered.

Knoxville Firecracker 5K Run/Walk @ Knoxville Track Complex
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am

Pre-Registration Fee: $20.00/ Race Day Fee: $25.00 (“Swag Bags” guaranteed with pre-registration) Make Checks Payable to: Knoxville Firecracker 5K. Drop off registration and payment or send to: 6140Run, 218 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL 61401. You can view pre and post race photos @ follow race updates @
Packet pick-up at 6140RUN on Wed. July 3, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Or race day: 7 – 8:10 am
Trophies to Top 3 M & F finishers. Medals to 4th – 10th M & F finishers. Chip Timed.


Walnut 5k Run/Walk for ALS @ Bureau Valley North Jr. High
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am


Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00 a.m. 323 S, Main St., Walnut, Illinois

Starting line is in front of Bureau Valley North Jr. High. Check in at park tent south of the school.

All proceeds will be donated to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for research.

RACE FEATURES: 3.1 MILES, Accurately measured, Bib chip timing, Mile marker clocks, Aid Station, Traffic control, Refreshments, T-Shirts.


Check-In & Race Day Registration: 6:45-7:45 am, south of BVN school at tent by park shelter. Please arrive early.

Entry Fee: $15.00 if received by Friday, June 21. $20.00 after Friday, June 21 up to and including race day.

Make checks payable to Walnut 5K for ALS. MAIL PAYMENT TO: Julie Von Holten, 29053 1500 E. St., Walnut, IL 61376 EMAIL: Phone # 815-303-7726

Male & Female 1,2,3rd place trophies.
Trophies to first male & female Walnut finishers.
Medals to 1,2,3rd in age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 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 & over.

Timing and results will be provided by Racing Expectations. Results will be posted after the race and online at: and Awards will follow. No pets or bicycles allowed. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome to participate. In case of race cancellation (due to events beyond our control) we thank you for your donation.

2019 Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll @ Guaranteed Rate Field
Jul 13 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll
Offers Participants an Opportunity to Compete for Those Who Can’t

What: Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll
When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 5k begins at 8:00am, 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll starts at 9:15am
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
Registration/More Info: or 847-679-3311
Join the Les Turner ALS Foundation for the Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 13, 2019. The Strike Out ALS event presents participants at any skill level with an opportunity to compete for those who can’t and race towards a cure for ALS.

Perfect for both competitive runners and families, the race features a timed 5k run beginning at 8:00am and a untimed 1 mile event starting at 9:15am. Participants start at the iconic home plate of Comiskey Park and finish with a lap around the warning track of the ballpark. Runners and walkers can stay for an after-party at the ChiSox Bar & Grill to celebrate finishing the race and enjoy food and drink specials.

The 5k fee is $40 and registration for the 1 mile distance is $25. Prices will increase on race day and registration will open at 7:00am. Free parking is available at Guaranteed Rate Field.

To register, visit

Dog Days 5K @ Lake Bloomington
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm

SRRL Circuit Race.

Entry Fee: $20.00 if postmarked before July 7th, $28.00 after July 7th,  $2.00 discount to LRC and SRRL members before July 7th. NO DISCOUNT AFTER JULY 6th.

COURSE: A portion of Lake Bloomington’s Inner-Loop with a start and finish next to Green Gables. Splits at miles 1 & 2. Two water stops

AWARDS: Overall male & female, top three finishers in in of the following age groups: 8 & under, 9-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-64, 65-70, 71 & over.

This course is NOT closed to traffic. No headsets or strollers will be allowed during the race.

Check-in on race day (July 13) will be from 4:30-5:45pm near Green Gables. Make checks payable to: Lake Run Club

Payments should be mailed to: Often Running, 206 S. Linden St., Normal, Il 61761

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6th Annual Village of Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5k and Family Fun Run @ AlWood High School
Jul 20 all-day

The 5K run begins at AlWood High School; 301 E 5th Avenue, Woodhull at 8:00 a.m.
Early registration fee is $20.00 if received by July 13 and includes a performance t-shirt.
After July 13 registration fee increases to $25.00 through the morning of the race; shirt sizes on race day are not guaranteed.
Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:45 a.m. and conclude at 7:45 a.m. sharp.
The 5K course is flat and fast winding thru the streets of Woodhull and the rural countryside north of town.
Awards go to the top three finishers in each Male and Female age division.
The top Male and Female Woodhull Finishers and top Male and Female Ridgewood Cross Country Alumni will also earn trophies.
Walkers are welcomed and are eligible for age group awards.
Trophies three-deep will be awarded in 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, and new 65 and over category.
Results, fruit, drinks, and snacks will be available after the race.
Free Family Fun Run (1/4-mile loop) for the little ones w/ free t-shirt and ribbon for the kids. Fun Run set to start at approximately 9:30 a.m. after 5K Trophy Presentations are completed.
The race kicks off a day of free events for kids in the park celebrating summer fun (this year including a sanctioned StrongMan Competition)including a pork chop lunch and ice cream social, topped off by supper on Main Street and a Free Admission Street Dance featuring Staggard the Band (8:00 p.m. to Midnight) to round out the evening.

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9th Annual DePue Celebration 5K Run/Walk @ DePue Fire Station
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am

This is the third year of our new course layout and our 9th year overall and we couldn’t be happier about our fun yet challenging course. This is a Certified Course will USATF and mapped out by John Steele of SRRC. Yes we have hills but you get them out of the way prior to the 2 mile mark. We have splits at Miles 1 & 2 and 2 water stops. Registration is available now online at If you register prior to July 19, 2019 cost is $20 after that and including race day until 7:45am cost is $25. Packet pick up will be prior to race on day of event. Once again D&M Road Race Scoring will be our timing company and they now have chip timing. We have awards in Overall Male and Female, DePue Male and Female and Top 3 to each of 14 different age categories from 9 and under, 10 – 13, 14 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 70 and over. We will be offering water, bananas, oranges and adding for this year some cookies for the post race goodies. The DePue Men’s Club is proud once again to be the main sponsor and we invite all participants and fans to join us at Lakeside to view the fastest sport on the water the weekend of July 26-28 2019. The 2019 National Championship Boat Races. The DePue Men’s Club is a 501C3 charity organization and all profits made are given back to the community.



Granville Days 5k Run/Walk @ Hopkins Park
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am
  • Race will start at 8am at Hopkins Park. Route will be paved streets through the Village & the Granville Cemetery. Timed by Starved Rock Runners. Race will be rain or shine.


Mendota CornaPalooza 5K/10K Race & Fitness Walk @ Lake Mendota
Aug 10 all-day

OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center presents the 12th Annual CORNAPALOOZA! The race starts & ends at Lake Mendota. Race participants should follow signs and 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. Runners will experience a mile or more of Lake Kakusha Trail! CORNAPALOOZA 10K is a Starved Rock Runners Ltd. Circuit Race • 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) • 5K & 10K USATF Certified Courses (10k is a Starved Rock Runner Circuit Race) • 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. All traffic control & water stations will be pulled from roads as last runner passes or when 10K reaches 1 ½ hours. Not responsible for late starters on the course. NO double wide strollers allowed.

“Boo” Milby Memory 5K run/Walk @ Northwest School
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Benefits the Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group who provide free programs for families who are caring for loved ones, give donations to Nursing Homes with Alzheimer’s units and give donations to research.
The run is a USA Track & Field certified course (recertification pending) Record eligible.
Two split times
EMT’s on site
Two water stops
Traffic control
Raffle and Music
Walkers are encouraged in the 5K. Strollers are welcomed but not allowed through the finish line Please no dogs in 5K
There is a one mile walk with a separate course
When registering please indicate 5K walk or 1 mile walk
Check in time starts at 6:45 am 5K starts at 8 am and I mile at 8:05 am
Trophy to overall male and female
Three medals in each age division as follows:
male & female 6 and under 7-9, 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 older
entry fee $20 by August 14th and $25 day of the race
Everyone registered is assured a shirt The first 200 pre-registered adults and the first 60 pre-registered kids assured a bag.
Shirt sizes: unisex small, medium, large, Xlarge, 2Xlarge and 3Xlarge ladies xsmall, small, medium, large, xlarge and 2xlarge youth xsmall, small, medium and large

Click to download printable registration form