All Races

Disclaimer: Race information for the calendar is provided to Starved Rock Runners, Ltd from several sources. Since we can not guarantee the accuracy of this information, we encourage you to confirm all details with the race contacts provided.

Race Directors can now enter all of the information to have their race listed on the Starved Rock Runner calendar. For your race to be listed, it MUST be a competitive timed event. Virtual runs will NOT be posted. To have your event listed on the SRR Ltd. calendar, please send an e-mail to info@starvedrockrunners.org  requesting instructions on how to list your race.  You will receive a return email with instructions on how to post your race.

 

Sep
18
Wed
2019
Starved Rock Runners Wednesday Night Workouts @ Lock 14 of the I & M Canal
Sep 18 @ 1:34 pm – 2:34 pm

Workouts vary from weeks to week. Groups of different ability levels do different workouts. Meet in the parking lot of Lock 14. The advanced group does a 2 mile warm-up run to Split Rock, performs the scheduled workout for the week (generally intervals), and then does a 2 mile cool down run back to the parking lot. Work out can be up to 8 miles total. Other groups and individuals may do workouts of as little as 2 miles total with some walkers.

Trail is paved for the first mile, and packed gravel for the rest of the distance.

Have questions, email: info@starvedrockrunnrs.org

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Dwight Harvest Days 5k @ Renfrew Park-North Pavillion Dwight, IL
Sep 21 all-day

Join us for the 40th year celebration of the DHD 5k! There will be raffles, prizes, food and much more!
Awards will be given to the top Overall Race Champions, Top Dwight Runners and Top Finishers in each age group for both males and females*. (one award per person) All 5K and Fun Run/Walk participants who finish will also receive a special gift to remember their accomplishment.
* Awards for Top Finishers will be given 4 deep in all age categories.
AGE GROUPS: 14 & 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 & over 5-79, 80-84
THE COURSE: The course is flat and fast 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 Certification #IL12160JW
THE GOODIES: Participants will receive a short sleeve T-shirt and will enjoy a variety of refreshments after the race. This year’s shirt has another unique multi-color design.
* T-Shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered participants.
PACKET PICKUP: Packet Pick-up will be between 7:00 – 8:15 the day of the race at the North Pavilion.

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Fox Valley Marathon Races @ Downtown
Sep 22 all-day

With a full marathon, 20 mile, and half marathon, The Fox Valley Marathon Races is one of Chicagoland’s premier running events. Starting and ending in historic downtown St Charles, IL, the fast, gentle, shaded course winds through picturesque Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, and Aurora to a spectacular finish across the Fox River that can be seen from over a mile away.

Use promo code RC-STARVEDROCK-2019-SAVE-5 to save $5 on your entry fee.

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
25
Wed
2019
Starved Rock Runners Wednesday Night Workouts @ Lock 14 of the I & M Canal
Sep 25 @ 1:34 pm – 2:34 pm

Workouts vary from weeks to week. Groups of different ability levels do different workouts. Meet in the parking lot of Lock 14. The advanced group does a 2 mile warm-up run to Split Rock, performs the scheduled workout for the week (generally intervals), and then does a 2 mile cool down run back to the parking lot. Work out can be up to 8 miles total. Other groups and individuals may do workouts of as little as 2 miles total with some walkers.

Trail is paved for the first mile, and packed gravel for the rest of the distance.

Have questions, email: info@starvedrockrunnrs.org

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Dayton Bluffs Preserves Trail 5K/10K Run Walk @ Dayton Bluffs Preserve, 2997 Illinois 71
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am

Come run or walk at the 2nd Annual Dayton Bluffs Preserve Trail 5k/10k Run /Walk. This beautiful property is one to be enjoyed by all. This will be a timed Race!

The 253-acre property is owned by The Conservation Foundation and has been designated as a Land & Water Reserve with the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. The property is leased to the City of Ottawa, maintained with help from the Friends of the Dayton Bluffs, and preserved for wildlife habitat, nature education, and passive recreational uses, and is great for running, hiking, bird-watching or picnicking!

Starting line will take place at Hank’s Farm restaurant lawn.

MUST REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1 TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT!

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
2
Wed
2019
Starved Rock Runners Wednesday Night Workouts @ Lock 14 of the I & M Canal
Oct 2 @ 1:34 pm – 2:34 pm

Workouts vary from weeks to week. Groups of different ability levels do different workouts. Meet in the parking lot of Lock 14. The advanced group does a 2 mile warm-up run to Split Rock, performs the scheduled workout for the week (generally intervals), and then does a 2 mile cool down run back to the parking lot. Work out can be up to 8 miles total. Other groups and individuals may do workouts of as little as 2 miles total with some walkers.

Trail is paved for the first mile, and packed gravel for the rest of the distance.

Have questions, email: info@starvedrockrunnrs.org

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Run the Woods @ Timber Pointe Outdoor Center - Lake Bloomington
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am

5k & 8k wooded trails – $25 until 8/31 – 15 & under – $15 – also a 1-mile hike – $20 – Registration includes a post-race pancake breakfast. Benefits Easter Seals Central IL. Shirt & bib pickup Friday from 4-6 with location to be provided. Race day registration & packet pickup from 7:30-8:15. Awards to overall male & female plus 1,2,3 in each group up thru 70 and older.

9th Annual Holy Family Shuffle 3-Mile Walk/Run @ Holy Family School
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am

The 9th Annual Holy Family Shuffle is a 3-Mile Walk/Run, starting and finishing at Holy Family School. The course is the same route as the famous Turkey Trot. Entry fee is $20.00 if received on or before 09/27/19 and $25.00 after 09/27/19, including race day. Family special – 4 or more from one family in one envelope (advance only) – $65.00 – limited to immediate family in the same household. A Kids Fun Run is also offered to children for $10 after the 3-Mile race. A free T-shirt is guaranteed to all who pre-register. Please mail registration and check to Holy Family School 336 Alice Ave. Oglesby, IL 61348. Runners are electronically timed. Time and finish line are provided by the Starved Rock Runners, LTD. A water stop is available at mile 2, and free drinks and snacks are provided after the race. Trophies are awarded to the top overall male and female finishers and top overall male and female Holy Family School students. Medals are awarded to the top 3 males and females 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 & over. Race check in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym on race day, and the race will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Click to download printable registration form

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Starved Rock Runners Wednesday Night Workouts @ Lock 14 of the I & M Canal
Oct 9 @ 1:34 pm – 2:34 pm

Workouts vary from weeks to week. Groups of different ability levels do different workouts. Meet in the parking lot of Lock 14. The advanced group does a 2 mile warm-up run to Split Rock, performs the scheduled workout for the week (generally intervals), and then does a 2 mile cool down run back to the parking lot. Work out can be up to 8 miles total. Other groups and individuals may do workouts of as little as 2 miles total with some walkers.

Trail is paved for the first mile, and packed gravel for the rest of the distance.

Have questions, email: info@starvedrockrunnrs.org

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.

Click for printable registration form

Oct
16
Wed
2019
Starved Rock Runners Wednesday Night Workouts @ Lock 14 of the I & M Canal
Oct 16 @ 1:34 pm – 2:34 pm

Workouts vary from weeks to week. Groups of different ability levels do different workouts. Meet in the parking lot of Lock 14. The advanced group does a 2 mile warm-up run to Split Rock, performs the scheduled workout for the week (generally intervals), and then does a 2 mile cool down run back to the parking lot. Work out can be up to 8 miles total. Other groups and individuals may do workouts of as little as 2 miles total with some walkers.

Trail is paved for the first mile, and packed gravel for the rest of the distance.

Have questions, email: info@starvedrockrunnrs.org

Oct
19
Sat
2019
TRINITY CATHOLIC 5K RUN/WALK @ Trinity Catholic Academy
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am

Registration packet pickup begins at 7am on race day in the school gym. The course is designed through the scenic streets of La Salle. Refreshments provided following the race. Race tee shirt is included with entry fee. Awards for top 3 finishers in each age group.

Oct
20
Sun
2019
Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5k @ Downtown
Oct 20 all-day

A cool, late October Chicago area Half Marathon and 5K with a scenic tour of Naperville’s parks, neighborhoods, and downtown district, a fast downhill finish on the river, and 2 great spectator viewing points within easy walking distance of race village.

Use Promo Code RC-STARVEDROCK-2019-SAVE-5 to save $5 on your half marathon entry fee

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Starved Rock Runners Wednesday Night Workouts @ Lock 14 of the I & M Canal
Oct 23 @ 1:34 pm – 2:34 pm

Workouts vary from weeks to week. Groups of different ability levels do different workouts. Meet in the parking lot of Lock 14. The advanced group does a 2 mile warm-up run to Split Rock, performs the scheduled workout for the week (generally intervals), and then does a 2 mile cool down run back to the parking lot. Work out can be up to 8 miles total. Other groups and individuals may do workouts of as little as 2 miles total with some walkers.

Trail is paved for the first mile, and packed gravel for the rest of the distance.

Have questions, email: info@starvedrockrunnrs.org

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Halloween Hustle 5K @ Ladd Community Consolidated School
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am

The event is held at the school and has a 5K distance set up, clearly marked through out the Ladd community. Registration is 8-8:45 am the day of the race. Entry fee is $25 ages 14 and up. The fee is reduced to $20 if registered by October 18, 2019. Entry fee is $10 ages 13 and under. To receive a t-shirt you must be pre-registered. There will be awards for the top male and top female runner overall and for the top three males and females in each age group (13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older). The race is timed by Starved Rock Runners. The course is flat utilizing residential streets with police traffic control. Water, restrooms and refreshments will be available. Donations accepted. This is a fundraiser for the Ladd Community Education and Enrichment Foundation to benefit the students of Ladd CCSD #94.

Click for printable registration form

Oct
31
Thu
2019
IVS Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk @ Glen Oak Park
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

Come join us at the Spooktacular first (official) IVS Trick or Trot Fun Run/Walk
What could be better than running through a cemetery on Halloween night?? Trunk or Treating while running through a cemetery on Halloween night!!
The run/walk will start near the base of the Michael Sonnemaker statue and then wind past the mausoleums and monuments in Springdale.
(Don’t be afraid – all the spooks and goblins are trick-or-treating elsewhere.) Along the way there will be trunk or treat stations to fill your goodie bag!

Runners are encouraged to run in costume and enter the costume contest just before the fun run.

A photo booth will be available for an enduring image of your fun!

All participants will receive a treat bag and memento of their run.

Participants are required to bring a headlamp/flashlight. Reflective gear is encouraged.

All participants registered by October 4th can choose the T-shirt option.
If you won’t be able to run but still want a cool shirt – that option is available as well!
Participants who choose the t-shirt option will receive a long sleeve tech shirt with Ivy the IVS Halloween cat (see above) on the front – great for your autumn practice runs or just chilling in front of a fire, making S’mores.

Registrants after October 4th will not have the option to include a t-shirt.
Extra shirts may be available for sale at the event. (Not a promise. 🙂

Packet pick-up will be available on Wednesday, October 30th, from 4-7:00pm in the Woodruff parking lot
Limited registration and packet pick-up is available race day, between 5:00PM and 5:45 PM. adjacent to the Michael Sonnemaker Memorial Sculpture and Garden in lower Glen Oak Park (near the intersection of Abington and Perry Streets).

Nov
3
Sun
2019
the Final Canal Connection 10K @ Waltham South Elementary School
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Click for printable registration form

Nov
16
Sat
2019
The Runners’ Crusade 5K Run/Walk @ Marquette Academy
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am

The 10th Annual Runners’ Crusade 5K offers scenic views of Ottawa’s beautiful River Walk and the I&M Canal while also serving as a fundraiser for the Marquette Academy Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Registration opens at 7:30 on the west entrance of the school at 1000 Paul Street and the race starts at 9:00. Free Tot Trot for Kids 2-8 years old, Timing and finish line provided by Starved Rock Runners, Shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants.

Medals awarded to Top 3 finishers in each age group: 13 & Under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

CLICK FOR PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM

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

2019 DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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

 

 

 

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

Click for printable registration form

Click for link to on-line registration

Dec
14
Sat
2019
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.