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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Sep
22
Sun
2019
TBK Quad Cities Marathon @ John Deere Commons
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am – Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm

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

Sep
29
Sun
2019
DeKalb Corn Classic 10K & 5K @ Downtown DeKalb
Sep 29 @ 8:15 am

Join us for the 39th Annual DeKalb Corn Classic 10K & newly added 5K!
​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 and ending in Van Buer Plaza with a Post Race Celebration!
​On Course Entertainment includes the Huskie Marching Band, NIU Jazz Band and Steelband!

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) Fall Fitness 5K @ Washington Park Peru, IL
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am

Starved Rock Runners Circuit Race , All proceeds benefit the IVCH Foundation .The IVCH Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established to provide financial support for Illinois Valley Community Hospital and its related health services. A flat and fast 5k. Race date October 12, 2019. Starts at 9am Washington Park in Peru, IL. Awards for overall male female, masters , and age group. Packet pick up from 7:30am-8:45am. $20 before October 9, $25 race day.

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Nov
3
Sun
2019
the Final Canal Connection 10K @ Waltham South Elementary School
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
ATTENTION CANAL CONNECTION RUNNERS
We are sad to announce that the torrential rains of a couple weeks ago caused a major washout of the tow path used for the Canal Connection.
We were originally assured by IDNR that the tow path would be fixed in time for the race, but unfortunately we’ve just been informed that the project is still in “engineering” and will not be repaired for several weeks, and as a result that section of the tow path is CLOSED.
 
As a result, we have re-routed the course. It is now an out and back on the canal from Utica.
The revised course will actually be on the tow path more than the original course was.
The race will start behind the Canal Market building (249-299 S. Clark St., Utica, Il. 61373). The course will head east on the tow path (a different section than has been used in the past), a little more than a mile before a turnaround. The course will then head back to Utica, cut across town, and go out on the tow path west of Utica about 1-1/2 before turning and coming back, finishing the course like in the past.
 
Below is a link to the revised map of the course. While the map is accurate on the course directions, the designated mile markers shown are not.
The course has been accurately measured to assure that it is the proper 10K distance.
 
Due to the changes, note that everyone still meeting in Utica, but since the start and finish are in Utica, you will not be bused to LaSalle.
 
Packet pick-up, and the finish line and after party are in the same place/facility (Waltham school, the old school campus at 248 W. Canal St., Utica, Il), as they have been in the past. The start line will be about a 2 block walk from the finish line (east and south).
Thank you for your understanding.
 
 
Link to map:
http://starvedrockrunners.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-CanalConnection-route-map.jpg

The Final Canal Connection 10K

Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. announces that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Canal Connection 10K, held in Utica, IL, will be run for the last time on November 3rd, 2019.

For 37 years this unique and iconic event, which is ran on 4.2 miles of the I-M Canal Towpath, featuring rock formations and autumn scenery, which is presented by Starved Rock Runners, Ltd., is part of the race circuits of Starved Rock Runners, Ltd., Lake Run Club, Illinois Valley Striders, and Springfield Road Runners Club.

In order to use the canal, an Activity Permit needs to be submitted for approval, along with a Permit to Sell document, which states since the event has a registration fee then Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. would agree then to pay a fee equal to 10% of total gross sales for using the Canal. The payment is due at the close of the final day of the event. In the past, the Permit to Sell fee was waived for a non-profit organization.

However this year, the Activity Permit was approved but the Permit to Sell fee waiver was denied, meaning now a 10 percent permit to sell fee for Canal Connection is requested, which Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. decided will pay only to have the final event this November.

It is a shame that this fee was not waived, as Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. proceeds are put back into the community and money is also spent by the participants after the event is over in the community. Proceeds from the event after expenses minus now the 10% fee will either cause the event to maybe break even, but also could cause a loss to Starved Rock Runners, Ltd.

Other circumstances is the upcoming sale of one of the two schools the event uses. The school can be used for the 2019 event but not after, meaning that a new venue would need to be found. This could mean a change in the course, buses, basically a revamp of this unique event.

Please spread the word to the running community of the Final Canal Connection 10K on November 3rd, 2019 so all runners can experience this one of a kind event, one last time.

Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. Board of Directors will be talking about coming up with a future event.

Sincerely,

Carroll Lulay

SRRL President

New this year: the first 400 pre-registered runners are guaranteed a 1/4 zip pullover shirt. Race day registration and packet pick up will take place at the Waltham South Elementary School in Utica beginning at 7:30am and ending at 9:00am. Buses will begin to leave Utica at 8:00am with the last bus leaving at 9:15am to transport runners to the starting line at LP High School. ALL RUNNERS MUST REGISTER IN UTICA. Bag check service available. This USATF Certified course is chip times and features a downhill slope for the first .75 miles and the next 4.2 miles is flat unpaved surface of the I&M canal tow path. The race finishes on paved streets in Utica. Post race party with food and beverages at Waltham School in Utica. Split times are available at every mile. There will be two water stations and emergency crew covering the entire course. There is a 2 hour time limit to finish this 10K.

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Nov
28
Thu
2019
Oglesby 3 Mile Turkey Trot @ Holy Family School
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am

The 3 Mile Run is a Starved Rock Runners, Ltd. Circuit Race. The Oglesby 3 Mile Turkey Trot, begins and ends at Holy Family School, 336 Alice Ave., Oglesby, IL 61348.

Race starts at 9:00AM sharp, regardless of weather.

Registration and packet pick up available Wednesday night from 4:30-6:30 at Holy Family School. Credit and debit Cards accepted. Race Day packet pickup will be from 7:00-8:30AM.

Entry fee is $25.00, $27.00 on Race Day. Family Special (4 in one family, mailed in one envelope, Mail-In ONLY), $75.00. Each additional family member is $15.00.

Free Beer after race (Must be 21 years of age with an ID). Must have wristband-pick-up at registration). Free soda after the race. Free Thanksgiving Dressing after the race. Free cap guaranteed to FIRST 900 entrants.

Race is chip timed. No chip, no time!

Awards: Plaque to Male and Female Champions. First three Male & Female finishers will receive a plaque. Awards to top five male and female finishers in age division.

For further race information, contact John Steele by phone or email listed or contact Mitchell Hobbs at 309-452-7749.

Distance: 3 miles

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Nov
30
Sat
2019
Santas on the Run 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk @ John F. Kennedy School (west parking lot)
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am

Santas On The Run benefits the Hall Township Food Pantry. You can run this 5K for time, or you can do it partake in the Holiday spirit. Preregistration includes your choice of a Red: Long Sleeve T-Shirt, a crew sweatshirt or hoodie, a Santa Hat and Beard. All participants are encouraged to wear their hat and beard (and bells if you have them) in the run/walk, but it is not mandated.

There will be water stops at approximately 1 & 2 miles, that will also include Holiday treats (cookies and candy).

The race will start and end in the parking lot of John F. Kennedy School (800 N. Richards, Spring Valley). The course is accurately measured and will be on paved city streets. The course is mostly flat with a few gentle uphills (in the 5K). Traffic control will be posted at all intersections to keep participants safe. Split times available at every mile.

The race will be electronically timed with results to be posted on the Starved Rock Runners web site.

As an added bonus, for each two non-perishable item an entrant brings to donate to the food pantry, their names will be entered into a raffle to be held after the race, with chances to win gift certificates and prizes from race sponsors.The more items you donate, the better your chances of winning (watch the web site as the list of potential winnings grows).

Awards will be given to the overall Male and Female finishers, as well as the top three finishers (Male and Female), in each of 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, 65-69 and 70 and over.

Packet pick up and race day registration will be available from 8:30AM until 9:30AM at John F Kennedy School. Day of registration is not guaranteed a shirt.

The first 450 to sign up will also get BONUS SWAG.  We’re checking to see what kind of great deals we can get so the value of our swag is always worth more than the registrations. Follow this web page and follow us on Facebook to  keep up to date.

Santas On The Run course map

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Mar
21
Sat
2020
Lori’s Walleye Run 5k – CANCELED @ Hall High School
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am

CANCELED – 34th  LORI’S WALLEYE RUN 5K – MARCH 21 st  9:00AM @ HALL HIGH SCHOOL IN SPRING VALLEY – CANCELED

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.

 

 

 

May
9
Sat
2020
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
Mon
2020
SREATOR YMCA MEMORIAL DAY 5K – CANCELED
May 25 @ 8:00 am
Jul
4
Sat
2020
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 starvedrockrunners.org. Starved Rock Runners Wild Card Race. Fun family event!

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