News & Announcements

2019 Recommended Races Selected

Five races have been chosen for the 2019 running season to be on the Recommended Race list. These races have proven to be well organized and are recommended as options for members. Moose Miles 5K, Ottawa April 21st, 10:00AM Dad’s Day 5K, Mendota June 17th, 8:00AM Liberty Run 5K, Morris, Il. Date: July 3rd, 7:30PM … READ MORE >

Award Preseted At Annual Banquet

              The Starved Rock Annual Banquet was held on March 2nd at the Maples Supper Club in Peru. Approximately 115 members and guests were in attendance. Awards that were presented were: Friends of Runners awards were presented to Pat and Lyle Elsbury (previous owners of Duffy’s Tap in Utica), … READ MORE >

Do You Have Lightly Used Running Shoes T Get Rid Of?

At the February Board meeting, Mitch Hobbs made a presentation for a program that he encountered at a recent running trade show. Below is a link to a letter about the program. Mitch will be collecting shoes at the annual banquet. Click to view letter

2019 SRRL Circuit Schedule

SRRL 2019 CIRCUIT RACE SCHEDULE 3/23       Lori’s Walleye Run 5K – Spring Valley 4/6         Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon – Springfield 5/4         Lake Run 12K – Lake Bloomington 5/11       Starved Rock Country Half Marathon – Ottawa 5/11       Starved Rock Country 5K – Ottawa 5/27       YMCA Memorial Day 5K – Streator 6/15       Steamboat Classic 15k – Peoria … READ MORE >

2019 Board and Officers Elected

Election of the Board of Directors for the Starved Rock Runners were recently held, and officers were elected at the Board meeting on January 15th. Board members re-elected to serve a two year term were: Joe Bornac, Carol Pratt, Dan Rolando, Tim Novack, Carroll Lulay, Mark Wackerline and Bob Zeglis. Board members remaining on the … READ MORE >

Interested In Contributing to The Pacesetter

Do you like writing? Do you have a running experience you would like to share? In the last survey we did, we found members like reading about other runners experiences, so we’re looking for SRRL members to contribute to the Pacesetter. Submit your article by emailing it to: info@starvedrockrunners.org Articles will be used as space … READ MORE >

2019 FAT ASS 50

There was a lot of slipping and sliding, and a lot of falls, but 44 runners braved the snow and slippery conditions do run the 2019 Fat Ass 50. When snow covered, the course is generally very scenic and beautiful, but visibility was limited to about 100 yards so no one could enjoy the full … READ MORE >

Runner Profiles Wanted

If you are a Starved Rock Runner and are interested in submitting your Runner Profile to be published in the Pacesetter, you can do so by going to the link below and following the instructions provided. Click for link for questionaire.

Fat Ass 2019 is approaching fast

The 24th Annual Fat Ass 50 will be on Saturday January 12th @ 9:00AM. Event starts and finishes at Putnam County Jr. High School. Run as much or as little of the 50K as you desire. The course is beautifully scenic with slightly rolling hills. There is limited aide on the course. Showers are available. … READ MORE >

Long Time Race Director/Promoter Passes

The running community has lost a long time race director and promoter, Gary “Butch” Cary. Below is information that was copied from the City of Oglesby’s Facebook page. Rest In Peace Gary. The city extends its most sincere condolences to the family of Oglesby Electric Commissioner Gary “Butch” Carey. Carey died today at a Rockford … READ MORE >