Other Area Races

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Event Name: Elsa Chicken Plucker Backyard Ultra

Location:: Charleston Illinois

Distance(s): One loop 4.167 miles every hour

Date/Time: May 14, 2022 @ 9:00 A.M.


Race highlights:: Official Backyard Ultra!


This groomed grass but mainly single dirt track trail race is a 4.167 loop. Each runner has one hour to complete a loop.


The last runner to complete the most loops can win $200.00. If the runner goes out for the last loop and doesn't complete it within the hour, the money rolls to next year!


This race is held on 149 acres of private property situated between Fox Ridge State Park and Warbler Ridge. Trails run from the top of the property to down along the Embarrass River and back up the trails to the "chicken coop" to start all over...and over...and over!


Come for beautiful trails, music, a bonfire, camping, and fun!!


Event Name: Girls on the Run 5K

Location: Lincolnland Community College

Distance(s): 5K

Date/Time: Saturday, May 14, 10:00

Our 5k is a non-competitive event that will bring a smile to your face!  You will be so glad you joined us!


Event Name: Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen

Location:: Rockford, IL

Distance(s): 13.1K, 5K, 3k (youth only)

Date/Time: May 22, 2022

Race highlights:: Gold Star Mission Run for the Fallen Half Marathon Run / Walk / Ruck, 5k Run/Walk, and 3k Run/Walk [In person and virtually] by honoring Gold Star Families and our Fallen Heroes.


All races will be held primarily within three beautiful Winnebago County Forest Preserves; Kishwaukee, Blackhawk Springs and Espenschied. Much of the half marathon is on trails ranging from grassy double-track to twisting and technical single-track. The remainder is on paved roads and paths. The 5k Run/Walk utilizes a mix of paved and gravel. The 3K Run/Walk (youth only) utilizes paved roads.


LMG 8K Trail Race

June 4 @ 7:30 am


You have missed it!  And we have missed bringing it to you, but we’re back!  

The latest edition of the 8K Trail Race and associated Kids Fun Run at Lincoln Memorial Garden in Springfield, Illinois is scheduled to be held on Saturday June 4, 2022.  Eight kilometers (4.97 miles) of trails – with the course now entirely situated within the Garden (0.5 miles of the course was previously on Forest Ridge Drive) – will test runners’ stamina over the scenic trails and pathways of the historic Garden, along the trails next to Lake Springfield, and throughout the Ostermeier Prairie Center grounds.

And, not to be left out, the kids can enjoy a Fun Run around the pond at the Cawley Meadow.

Registration is now open.  There is a 300-person participation limit.  Register early (before April 16, 2022) and receive a $5 discount off the regular price.  There is NO race-day registration.


Event Name: Race with Your Heart

Location:: Eureka Lake

Distance(s): 5K, 10K, and a 2 mile walk

Date/Time: June 11, 2022 at 7:30 AM

Race highlights:: Join us for a leisurely 2 mile walk on a flat surface around Eureka Lake or enter into one of our two challenging and competitive races. Our race course is beautiful; going through the woodlands along Eureka Lake and through local subdivisions. Both 5K and 10K Distance available. Course is mostly flat with a couple of significant hills ascending Eureka Lake dam.


Event Name: Run for the Rose 5k

Location:: West of Wise Winery

Distance(s): 5k

Date/Time: Saturday, June 11th 2022

Race highlights::

The seventh 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. Registration Includes: -chip timed 5k run/walk -wine tasting tickets -glass w/ race logo


Event Name: River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude

Location:  Deer Creek Illinois

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

Race highlights: Are You Country Strong?


The River Bottom Runs 5K, 10K & Half Marathon will test your strength and agility as you navigate hills, curvy roads and enjoy beautiful farm country scenery. Join us for this live event on June 11, 2022, as we raise money for the world renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Event Name: Belleville Main Street Marathon and Inaugural Half Marathon

Location:: Belleville, IL

Distance(s): Full and Half Marathons

Date/Time: September 24, 2022 at 7 AM

Web or registration link:: www.bellevillemarathon.com

Race highlights:: Enthusiastic crowd support Aid stations about every 2 miles Affordable registration fee New in 2022 - half marathon (capped at 250) Full marathon is Boston Marathon qualifier


Event Name: 33rd Annual Shoreline Classic

Location: Decatur

Distance(s): 5K 15K

Date/Time: 10/2/22

Race highlights:: Challenging run along the shores of Lake Decatur, great competition in all categories. Great post party. Awards are beautiful and changing this year.