Monthly Race Calendar

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10th Annual Mendota CornaPalooza 5K, 10K Race and Fitness Walk @ Lake Mendota
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am

Presenting the 10th Annual CornaPalooza! The race starts & ends at Lake Mendota (1901 Tom Merwin Drive). Race participants follow signs & 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. All runners will experience a mile or more of Lake Kakusha TRAIL! •

“Boo” Milby Memory 5K Run/Walk @ Northwest School
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am

USA Track and Field Certified Course #IL08077jW Record Eligible Two split times EMT’s on site Refreshments Traffic Control SRRL Circuit Race #14 3.1 miles Male Female age division: Nine and under 10-12 13-16 17-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-59 60-64 65-69 70 and older Check in time starts 6:45 am Race starts 8 am first 200 pre-registered adults and first pre-registered kids assured a shirt and bag all participants assured a shirt Shirts purple heather with white lettering in a tri-blend unisex small through 3Xlg ladies V X small through 2Xlg (the ladies x small through medium run small) youth sizes x small through large purple wicking with white lettering All checks for registration should be made out to Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group (IVAG) in care of Joanne M. Milby 11 A Heather Drive LaSalle, Il 61301 This race benefits Alzheimer’s IVAG donates to research, holds free educational programs to help educate families and caregivers on the care of people living with Alzheimer’s. Except for research the majority of money raised stays locally in the Illinois Valley area. On the 3rd Monday of each month IVAG holds an Alzheimer’s support group at the Peru, Il public library.

Corn Classic 10k – Dekalb @ Huntley Middle School
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am
Huntley Middle School
1515 S. 4th St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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IVCH Fall Fitness 5k @ Washington Park Peru, IL
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am

When: Saturday September 2, 2017 Race start time : 8:00am Where: Washington Park , Peru, IL. Check-In and race day registration: 6:30am-7:45 am Age Divisions: Men & Women: 9 and under, 10-12, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-74, 75-79, 80 yrs & over. Awards: Overall Male and Female, masters male and female (>40) Medals to top three finishers in each age division. Features: technical T-shirts to the first 200 registered runners/walkers. Entry Fee: Runners: $20 up to race day; $25 on race day. Course: Certified course that is fast and flat. Refreshments: Available to all participants following the race. Registration: online at Paper entry available for printout: coming soon… check


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25th Annual Underground Railroad 5k @ Bureau County Metro Center
Sep 9 @ 8:30 am
Dwight Harvest Days 5k @ Renfrew Park, North Pavillion
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am

Race day registration will be open from 7:00-8:00AM. Packet pick up is from 7:00-8:15AM.

The course is fast and flat, 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 at the second mile. Restrooms are available for men and women. USA Track & Field Certifiction #IL12160JW


Participants will receive a shirt sleeve T-shirt and will enjoy a variety of refreshments after the race. This year’s shirt has another unique multi-colored design. T-shirts guranteed to all pre-registered participants.

Canal Connection @ Waltham South Elementary School
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am

All runners will start at 10:00AM this year.

SRRL Crcuit Race.  Race starts at LaSalle Peru High School in LaSalle, Illinois, ends in Utica Illinois. Runners are bused from Utica to LaSalle. This 10 (6.2 miles) race should result in many fast times, as the course features a downhill slope for the first .75 mile streatch. Runners will then enter the I-M Canal Towpath and run the next 4.2 miles on a flat, unpaved surface featuring rock formations and autumn scenery. The race will finish on a paved street near the Waltham South Elementary School in Utica. Split times will be called out at each mile along the course. Two water stations will be available with ambulance crews covering the entire course (the course has been measured by SRRL using Clain-Jones Counter Method. Certification with USATF).

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Oglesby 3 Mile Turkey Trot @ Holy Family School
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am


On-line registration is not open yet

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 $21.00, $25.00 on Race Day. Family Special (4 or more from immediate family, in the same household, mailed in one envelope, Mail-In ONLY), $60.00.

Free Miller Lite 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 1,000 entrants.

Race is chip timed. No chip, no time!

Awards: Turkey and Plaque to Male and Female Masters and Male & Female Champions.

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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Santas on the Run 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk @ John F. Kennedy School (west parking lot)
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am

This is a race you’ll be sorry if you miss, and 2017 will be even bigger and better than this year was. Check out the Race Facebook page to see all the nice comments and fun photos:

Santas On The Run will benefit 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).

We’re looking to make the race, the prizes and the swag (for those who pre-register), even better than this year.

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.

Announcing a special deal for students.

This offer is available to students of all ages, Grade School, Jr. High, High School and College (college students may be required to show a valid student ID).
Registration will be $12.00, the catch, No SHIRT, No SWAG. While the swag for this race is among the best around, if student foregoes receiving a shirt, the 50″ x 60″ soft fleece blanket (to the first 200 to sign up), and a swag bag with other goodies, the registration fee is just $12.00.
Registration must be done by mail.
Write “STUDENT DISCOUNT” on the registration form.

Form can be down loaded at the following link:…/2017-Santas-on-the-Run-regi…

All runners (including students) will be eligible to win awards for placing in their respective age group.

On line registration available at: Click to register online




Lori’s Walleye Run 5k @ Hall High School
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am


Registration will open soon.

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 3/28.

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.

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