Other Area Races

The Springfield Road Runners Club will post information about non-club racing events in the Central Illinois area free of charge. We cannot answer questions about these races, so please click the "more info" button in the listing to be connected to the race page. 


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Event Name: The Great S'more Mud Run

Location:: Metamora, IL

Distance(s): 3k

Date/Time: Saturday, August 7, 2021

Race highlights:: Are you ready to get muddy? Join us for our second mud run event in which participants navigate a course consisting of various obstacles, many of which are filled or covered with mud! This mud run is a fun and challenging obstacle course for all fitness levels, athletic abilities, and ages—and once you get dirty, you’ll be ready for s’more! This is not a timed race, but a fun muddy obstacle course.


Location:: Petersburg, IL

Distance(s): 5k

Date/Time: Saturday, August 7, 2021


Event Name: 19th Annual Tom Short 5k & 1 Mile

Distance(s): 5k & 1 Mile

Date/Time: August 7, 2021 at 8 am

Race highlights:: The Tom Short 5k course is run on the beautiful General Dacey Trail, in Shelbyville, Illinois's Forest Park. This race is very unique, challenging and competitive! Some of the areas elite athletes from colleges and high schools come to take on the difficult course and break the course record set in 2018, a time of 15:29! It's a great race for spectators as you can see the runners from many locations and cheer them on as they finish the race - creating an awesome atmosphere! Finishing in the Top 10 at the Tom Short 5K is a huge accomplishment and if you do, you will receive an additional Tom Short Race Shirt with your place on it!


Event Name: St. Jude Walk/Run and We Care Half Marathon

Location: Normal

Distance(s): Family Walk, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon

Date/Time: September 18, 2021; 7:30am

Web or registration link:: www.stjude.org

Race highlights:: St. Jude Walk/Run events are held across the country in September, but this one in Normal IL is unique in including the We Care Half Marathon! Very flat fast out-and-back course. Family-friendly event with something for everyone! Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




Location: Springfield, IL

Distance(s): 5K

Date/Time: August 28, 2001

Go to UIS Campus Recreation on 

Facebook to sign up.


Freedom Fest 5K

Events throughout the weekend include traveling WWII Memorial, Little Miss Pageant, 5K run, BBQ cook off.  All-day music festival starts at noon at the firehouse. 

Saturday, 9/11, South Jacksonville, IL


Freedom Fest 5K

Events throughout the weekend include traveling WWII Memorial, Little Miss Pageant, 5K run, BBQ cook off.  All-day music festival starts at noon at the firehouse. 

Saturday, 9/11, South Jacksonville, IL


Event Name: Illinois Valley Striders 9-11 Memorial 9.11K Run

Location:: Peoria Il

Distance(s): 9.11km

Date/Time: 9/11/21

Race highlights:: 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of 9-11 The Illinois Valley Striders are hosting our second annual run to honor 9-11. This run will be open to run/walk 9.11 kilometers in person or virtually in an effort to remember those lost on 9-11-2001 and those first responders that we have lost during and since that tragic day.


Canton Half Marathon and 5K

Location: 1325 E. Ash St. Canton, Il

Distance(s): 13.1, 3.1

Date/Time: 09/06/2021

Race highlights:: Take the half-marathon challenge on Canton city streets, or join us for a 5K race.


September 18, 2021

Petersburg Harvest Fest 5K

Run/Walk held annually in historic downtown Petersburg. 


Find out more on their Facebook page.



Event Name: Rose City Classic

Location:: Pana, IL

Distance(s): 6K & 2.5K Fun Run

Date/Time: Mon. September 6th, 2021 at 9:50am


Event Name: Italian Fest 5K

Location:: Collinsville, IL

Distance(s): 5K

Date/Time: 9/18/2021 8AM

Race highlights:: The Italian Fest this back for 2021!! Come and celebrate in Collinsville, Illinois.


Event Name: Swifty Swine 5K

Location:: Clinton, IL

Distance(s): 3.1 miles

Date/Time: 09/25/2021 @ 8am

Race highlights:: The 8th annual Swifty Swine 5K takes place on a scenic course during the weekend of Clinton's 53rd Apple and Pork Festival. The event includes yummy post-race snacks, homemade finishers medals, and trophies to 1st and 2nd male/female finishers in all age categories. We also have a FREE Piglet Prance for our wee little runners. Come enjoy this family-friendly event! $25 to register!


Event Name: Belleville Main Street Marathon

Location:: Belleville, IL

Distance(s): Marathon

Date/Time: 09/25/21 at 7:00am


Event Name Mo Cowbell

Location: Historic St. Charles, Missouri  

Distance(s): Marathon • Half-Marathon • Half-Marathon Relay • 5K 


Saturday, October 2, and Sunday, October 3, 2021

Race highlights:  This race is expected to have more than 5,000 runners and just as many spectators, making it an extremely popular event year-after-year in St. Charles County and the metro St. Louis area.


Marathon, Half Marathon and 1/4 Marathon

October 10, 2021, Springfield, IL


Event Name: IVS Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk

Location:: Peoria IL

Distance(s): 5k

Date/Time: 10/31/2021

Race highlights:: 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!