Other Area Races

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Penguin in the Park 3/28/20

Fairview Park, 575 N McClellan Ave, Decatur, IL 62522

3.28.2020

Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its milestone 15th anniversary on March 28, 2020!

 

After his namesake, the Penguin, John Bingham, inspires us all to get out there and be active. Penguin in the Park is the largest (and friendliest) 5K in the Decatur area. This race embraces the Penguin in all of us — a race for the speedy, and those who want to take their time and enjoy the course!

 

Starting at 9:00am, the 5K race takes place in Fairview Park on a rolling bike path; afterwards, we move to the post-race party inside to Millikin’s Griswold Gym for awards, and warm food.

 

This year will once again include the 300 meter Penguin Jr. Dash for the younger penguins that will take place before the start of the 5K at 8:30 am. This is a great opportunity to include youth in a sport and activity that is life long. Make Penguin in the Park a family activity this year. Penguin Dash participants will receive a short sleeve t-shirt and goody bag along with a finisher ribbon.

Junaia P. Carter, MD 5K Run/Walk 4/11/20

Washington Park Pavilion

4.11.2020

All proceeds donated to M.E.R.C.Y. Communities of Springfield, a non-profit organization that provides homeless and low-income families with support services.

 

Awards to top three overall male, top three overall female, and top three participants in each age group as follows: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & over.

 

T-shirts guaranteed for all who pre-register 2 weeks prior to the event.

 

Raffle prizes provided by local businesses and post-race snacks!

Litchfield Spring Duathlon 4/11/20

Litchfield High School, Litchfield, IL

4.11.2020

Distance(s): USAT Duathlon: 2 mile run/12 mile bike/2 mile run

*** 2020 Race Series***

To earn the M&M Series Swag, you have to participate in 3 of the 4 Series races.

 

The 4 races are: Litchfield Spring Duathlon - April 11, Quadruple Bypass 4K distance - June 27, Old Settlers 4 mile distance - August 1 and Life Changing 10K distance- August 29. Just pick 3!!!

 

USAT sanctioned.

 

First-time duathletes are welcome and we expect some serious racing as well. Run 2 miles, bike 12 miles and run 2 miles. Similar flat bike course except for that one %^+?!% hill , same flat run course. We begin north of the LHS track. Run a lollipop course through town. Transition. Bike north of town: out and back. Transition. Repeat 2 mile run

Run for the Rose 4/25/20

West of Wise Winery

4.25.2020

The fifth annual, Run for the Rosé takes place in the beautiful, historic New Salem State Park. Run or walk, the race will begin and end at West of Wise Winery which has award winning wines from grapes grown in their family vineyard. The race will include road and trails next to the Sangamon River.

 

If wine isn’t your thing, the winery also offers beer from great local breweries. After the race relax at our outdoor picnic tables while the bonfire blazes and brunch is available. Invite your friends and family to come run or walk with you and enjoy the day while sipping remarkable wines and eating great food.

 

Registration Includes:

-chip timed 5k run/walk

-wine tasting tickets

-wine glass w/ race logo

 

The Run for the Rosé will be held rain or shine!

Packet pick-up will be held Friday April 24 from 12:00-6:00pm and race day starting at 8:15-9:45am.

Race start time will be 10:00am.

 

10% of all proceeds go to the APL!

World Vision Global 6K for Water 5/16/20

Rochester Christian Church, Rochester, IL

5.16.2020

Around the world, 844 million people lack access to safe drinking water. In the developing world, people, mostly women and children, walk an average of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) to find water, even from a source that most people would consider unclean. By participating in this 6K, you will be part of a global movement to bring life-changing clean water to thousands of people in need all over the world.

Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen 5/16/2020

Rockford, Illinois

5.16.2020

Half Marathon (Trail race), 5k, 3k (youth race)

 

Please join us for the Run for the Fallen Half Marathon Run, 5k Run/Walk, and 3k Run/Walk by honoring and supporting Gold Star Families and our Fallen Heroes. 

This is the second year the "Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen" will take place in Rockford, IL. Last year we achieved great strides in bringing awareness and honoring our local Gold Star Families with an event that had over 425 participants.

Girls on the Run 5k 5/16/2020

Lincoln Land Community College

5.16.2020

Looking for a high-energy, non-competitive introduction to the running community with over 800 participants? Runners and non-runners of all ages are encouraged to join us for our semi-annual celebratory 5k event at the Lincoln Land campus on Saturday, May 16th, 2020.

 

At the end of the 10-week Girls on the Run after-school program, all of our girls in the 15-county territory will participate in this 5k. These girls have set running goals over the course of the program which helps them prepare for the final event. We encourage parents, friends, and community members to run or walk the 5k to celebrate our girls reaching their goals!

Legacy of Giving 5K / 10K 6/6/20

Stuart Park- Springfield, Il

6.6.2020

The LOG 5K/10K has been a great fundraiser for the Legacy of Giving Music Festival. Come join us again for a safe road race that is free of traffic in Stuart Park and the Sangamon Valley Trail.

 

Your participation will earn you free entry into the Music Festival plus drink coupons!

Bridge the Gap to Health Race 5/16/2020

Quincy, IL

5.16.2020

5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

Race across two bridges over the Mississippi River into Missouri and back into Illinois.

 

Our half marathon route crosses over the longest pedestrian bridge in Illinois.

 

Make sure to get your second medal of our three year connecting medal as we celebrate our 20th anniversary.

 

Free beverage tickets and post race food at the completion of the race.

 

Check out our medals here: https://youtu.be/555GRTcRNOA

Run For The Zoo 6/7/2020

Chicago, IL

6.7.2020

Run for the Zoo is an annual highlight on the Chicago running calendar.

 

The 42nd annual Run for the Zoo benefits Lincoln Park Zoo and helps to keep it free and open 365 days a year.

 

Race highlights will include: 5K and 10K race options

 

USATF-certified courses that partially run through the zoo’s beautiful grounds

 

Wave start times for an efficient runner experience T

 

hemed tech shirts (with a brand new logo for 2020!)

 

Post-race celebration on the zoo’s Main Mall And much more!

Race with your Heart (and pancake breakfast) 5K and 10K 6/13/20

Eureka Lake Pavilion, Eureka Illinois

6.13.2020

The course goes along the beautiful Eureka Lake and into the nature trails and offers a couple of challenging hills.

Register for $25!

Children under 10 years old can register for free and groups of 4 people can register for the price of 3 people.

Pancake and sausage breakfast is available for all the participants and their families.

Quadruple Bypass 4K Hill Challenge 6/27/20

Litchfield, IL

6.27.2020

*** 2020 Race Series*** To earn the M&M Series Swag, you have to participate in 3 of the 4 Series races. The 4 races are: Litchfield Spring Duathlon - April 11, Quadruple Bypass 4K distance - June 27, Old Settlers 4 mile distance - August 1 and Life Changing 10K distance- August 29. Just pick 3!!!

 

The Quadruple Bypass is a 4K Hill Challenge/ The FUN RUN is .35m (1/8 mile) from start line to the lower parking lot, up the road/ramp to the upper parking lot and then back down the hill to the finish. This will be held first so everyone can watch then the main race will start.

Tiki Trail 2.2 Fun Run/Walk 7/19/20

Kuchie’s on the Water, 579 Wesley Rd, Creve Coeur

7.19.2020

Enjoy a Hawaiian-themed run along the river front with a tiki torch finish line and Polynesian music in the background. This is the perfect event to celebrate LONG days and the arrival of Summer. The course is a total of 2.2 miles - out and back along the riverfront on a gravel road. No hills, but the course is not smooth so please be mindful of potholes. This is not a closed course so please stay to the side of the road.

 

New this year: Optional racerback tanks! Unisex and women's cut available.

Awards for: Best Overall Male and Female run time, Best Male, Female and Group Costumes, and Finisher's medals for the first 50 participants!

Hillsboro Old Settlers 4-mile Run 8/1/20

Hillsboro, IL

8.1.2020

Race highlights:: 100% of proceeds benefit Montgomery County Cancer Association.

*** 2020 Race Series*** To earn the M&M Series Swag, you have to participate in 3 of the 4 Series races. The 4 races are: Litchfield Spring Duathlon - April 11, Quadruple Bypass 4K distance - June 27, Old Settlers 4 mile distance - August 1 and Life Changing 10K distance- August 29. Just pick 3!!!

 

Courses: Runners: This is a 4-mile race with a staggered start by age and gender designed to bunch runners for races to the finish.

 

It is four mile run out & back starting from just east of Main Street heading towards the Hillsboro sports complex and country club looping back from the old lake park area. The course is slightly hilly and finishes with a short sprint to the finish after the toughest hill. There is one water station at approximately the one mile mark. The four-mile participants will pass it twice. While the Hillsboro police and auxillary police will be watching various intersections, the course is not “closed”.

 

The first ten finishers of the race are recognized as the top ten and get to pick prizes donated by the sponsors based on order of finish.

The race is chipped timed and ribbons will be given to the top three finishers in each division based on chip time.

 

This unique format requires the standard front runners race from behind and seasoned runners the boost they need to compete for placement.

 

This race is a good tune up for the Abe’s Amble 10K the last Sunday of the state fair.

Fit for Life Classic 1M, 5K & 10K 8/29/20

Litchfield, IL

8.29.2020

*** 2020 Race Series*** To earn the M&M Series Swag, you have to participate in 3 of the 4 Series races.

The 4 races are:

Litchfield Spring Duathlon - April 11,

Quadruple Bypass 4K distance - June 27,

Old Settlers 4 mile distance - August 1

Life Changing 10K distance- August 29.

Just pick 3!!!

Harvest Hootenanny 1 mile, 5K & Biathlon 10/3/20

Litchfield, Illinois

10.3.2020

5K & Biathlon are the same routes as last year.

USAT sanctioned BIATHLON.

First-time athletes are welcome and we expect some serious racing as well.

Run 5K and bike 15 miles.

Awards to top male and female in each race category and top 3 age-division finishers for males and females: Under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, etc.

USAT sanctioned. USAT rules require bar ends to be plugged, no charge.

In case of dangerous cycling conditions Biathlon will be converted to a 10K run. No refunds.  

Biathlon Athletes: Please have your ID and your USAT membership card if you are a member. If you can not show your membership card, you will be required to purchase a 1 day pass. If you purchased a 1 day pass during registration, please bring that information and your ID.

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