Events

The Springfield Road Runners Club will post information about non-club racing events in the Central Illinois area. For SRRC and partner events click here. If you would like to promote your race in this area, please fill out the following form: SRRC Event Advertising Form

March

Run for the Library
Date: March 25th, 2017
Start Location: Alton, IL
Start Time: 8:00 am

Distances: 13.1 miles and 5K
Additional Info: altonhalf.com

April

Run for the Library
Date: April 1st, 2017
Start Location: Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet, IL
Start Time: 8:00 am

Distances: 10K and 5K
Additional Info: 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds support the Friends of the Mahomet Public Library and the Rotary Club of Mahomet. For registration and more information, see www.RunfortheLibrary.Info

Illini Veterans 5K
Date: April 9th, 2017
Start Location: 709 S Mathews Ave. Champaign, IL
Start Time: 10:00 am

Distances: 5K
Additional Info: Help us support Disabled Veterans by supporting the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at UIUC!   The Illini Veterans’ Memorial 5K run/walk honors Veterans that have made sacrifices to our nation.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign registered student organization Illini Veterans are putting together the 5th Annual Memorial 5K run/walk.  All proceeds for the event benefit the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, which is located on the UIUC campus.  The Center for Wounded Veterans houses student Veterans that require services and/or accommodations while they pursue a higher education.   The run/walk will start at 10 AM, with T-Shirt Pickup and Race Day Registration starting at 8 AM. The 5K course is open to Adults and Children, is Wheelchair& Stroller Friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome as well.   Please come out and support a great cause!   Registration URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-illini-veterans-memorial-5k-tickets-28454871286 More information on the Center for Wounded Veterans: http://woundedvetcenter.ahs.illinois.edu/Default.aspx Thank you!

Little Miracles 5k
Date: April 15th, 2017
Start Location: Washington Park, Springfield IL
Start Time: 10:00 am

Distances: 5K run/walk
Additional Info: Proceeds from the Little Miracles 5K will help build the brand new NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Until) for preemies at St. John’s Children’s Hospital.  Please come join us for this great fundraising event! http://www.littlemiraclesrun.com/

May

Fat Ass 5k & Street Party for Charity
Date: May 13th, 2017
Start Location: Springfield, IL
Start Time: 10:00 am
Distances: 5k
Additional Info: The 10th annual Fat Ass 5k & Street Party for Charity is Saturday, May 13, 2017. It is a professionally timed 5k through historic downtown Springfield, IL. Although the fastest win trophies, you may want to stop and join the walkers because the race includes beer, corn dog, donut, and taco stops along with wacky and talented live music and entertainment! The 5k is followed by a Street Party that includes ice-cold Pepsi, Coors, award-winning barbecue, and more live music! You also get a fantastic Fat Ass 5k t-shirt! ALL profits go to charities, so join us for this uniquely fun and charitable race! The evening before you can prepare for the 5k at the Fat Ass Craft Beer & Cigar Festival on Friday, May 12, which includes drink and food trucks and 3 live bands! For more information and to register, visit www.fatass5k.com.

LiveFit With Lupus “Hills of the QC Race and Festival”
Date: May 20th, 2017
Start Location: 3851 Forest Grove Drive, LeClaire, Iowa 52753
Start Time: 8:00 am

Distances: 1mile, 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon
Additional Info: LIVEFIT WITH LUPUS event which will be held on May 20, 2017 at The Black Watch Room on Pebble Creek Golf Course. This event will consist of a 1 mile fun run, 5k run/walk, 10k and a 1/2marathon, along with post-race party. More information can be found at www.livefitwithlupus.org

June

Millstadt Half Marathon & 5K
Date: June 4th, 2017
Start Location: Millstadt Village Park, 504 Kalbfleisch Dr, Millstadt, IL 62260
Start Time: 7:00 am and 7:15 am

Distances: Half Marathon & 5K
Additional Info: The Friends of the Old Millstadt Water Tower are having the inaugural Millstadt Half Marathon & 5K for the restoration and preserving the old water tower. The organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity. The half marathon is a course that has rolling hills and a few steep hills that will take you on mostly country back roads with scenic farms, fields, and trees. The 5K is a flat out and back on a mostly country road. All half marathon finishers will receive a commemorative glass beer stein. More information and registration can be found at: www.finallapracing.com

Summerfest Rock n’ Sole
Date: June 10th, 2017
Start Location: 639 East Summerfest Place Milwaukee, WI 53202
Start Time: 7:00 am

Distances: Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K, Kids Run
Additional Info: Race Website

16th Annual Raider Challenge 5k/10k
Date: June 24th, 2017
Start Location: 1400 South 11th, Quincy, IL, 62301
Start Time: 7:30 am

Distances: 10K / 5K and 1 mile fun run
Additional Info: This is the race you don’t want to miss!!! The 16th Annual Raider Challenge! It includes 5k and 10k runs, a 5k walk, and a youth 1 mile fun run! The 5k/10k runs and the 5k walk start at 7:30 a.m. The Youth fun run will start immediately after, approximately 7:32 a.m. Follow the link for more information and online registration! Early packet pick-up will be Friday, June 23, between 3-6 p.m. in the school foyer at Quincy Notre Dame High School. All proceeds benefit the Quincy Notre Dame Cross Country programs. Visit www.signmeup.com/117848

Remember 5k & 1 Mile
Date: June 24th, 2017
Start Location: Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center – 1989 IL-16, Shelbyville, IL 62565
Start Time: 8:00 am

Distances: 1 Mile (walk) & 5k Run/Walk
Additional Info: Registration Website Registration begins at 7:00 am – Balloon Release at 7:55 am – Race begins at 8:00 am This is not your typical 5k race. Before the race gets started, balloons can be purchased and written on to remember or honor a loved one touched by cancer. Right before the race, we release the balloons over Lake Shelbyville! This course has beautiful scenery overlooking Lake Shelbyville! Children riding in strollers do not need to register. This event is rain or shine. Registration Fee: Pre-registration fee is $20.00 if received by June 9, 2017 and guaranteed an event T-Shirt. Registration after June 10, 2017 or on race day is $25.00. Race benefits the Relay For Life of Shelby County Questions? Contact Sarah Lucht at sarah.lucht@cancer.org or 217.523.4503

July

5K Freedom Fun Run
Date: July 1st, 2017
Start Location: Lake Lou Yaeger Picnic Area 3: 3 Primitive Lane, Litchfield, IL 62056
Start Time: 7:30 am

Distances: 5K
Additional Info: www.VisitLitchfield.com/events

September

2nd Annual Belleville Main Street Marathon
Date: 9/30/2017
Start Location: Belleville, IL
Start Time: 7:00 am

Distances: Marathon – 26.2 miles
Additional Info: Run a portion of America’s longest Main Street during this marathon-only race on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in historic Belleville, IL, near downtown St. Louis. The course also includes paved trails and is a Boston Marathon qualifier with enthusiastic crowd support, for ONLY $65. All finishers will receive a medal, and all participants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt among other goodies. Race amenities include ample water and fueling stations along the course; awards in numerous divisions; energetic volunteers and spectators; and free post-race food, beverages, and entertainment provided by local restaurants and businesses. To register and for more information, please visit bellevillemarathon.com.