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

August

Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon
Date: Aug. 27, 2017
Location: Kerasotes YMCA – 4550 W Iles Ave Springfield
Start time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Memorial SportsCare, 4550 W. Iles Ave., Springfield, IL  62711
Memorial SportsCare and Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group present the Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon. The triathlon includes competitive and noncompetitive courses. Adults and children of any age can compete in both the competitive and noncompetitive events, either individual or relay. For more information and registration link, visit MemorialMedical.com. Register on Active.com.

Dawson Lake Dash 5K
Date: 8/27/2017
Start Location: Moraine View State Park, LeRoy IL
Start Time: 8:00 am

Distances: 5K
Additional Info: Website

September

KZ 5k
Date: 9/2/2017
Start Location: Casey, IL
Start Time: 7:00 am

Distances: 5K
Additional Info: Race among the giants at the chip timed KZ 5k! The course runs past several of the Guinness Book of Records largest items! Online RegistrationEvent Facebook page 

Run thru the Prairie
Date: 9/9/2017
Start Location: Centennial Park
Start Time: 8:00 am

Distances: 5K, 10K, 1 mile fun walk
Additional Info: Run through the beautiful short grass prairie in Centennial Park! 5K and 10K routes will be run on maintained grass paths throughout the park and prairie. The Friends of the Sangamon Valley (FOSV), a 501(c)(3) organization will use all funds locally to continue the education, preservation, protection and restoration of prairies, wetlands and woodlands in central Illinois. The run/walk will start at 8am, with dri-fit long sleeve t-shirt and packet pick up at 7am. There will be entertainment and food as well. Please come enjoy the great outdoors and support a worthwhile cause! Registration URL, getmeregistered.com/RunthruthePrairie. For more information about The Friends of the Sangamon Valley go to www.fosv.org. Thank you!

Scrubs Run 5k Walk/Run
Date: 9/9/2017
Start Location: Southwind Park
Start Time: 9:00 am

Distances: 5K
Additional Info: This 5k walk/run will be hosted at the beautiful Southwind Park in Springfield, IL on Saturday, September 9th at 9:00 am. The students of SJC have been working hard to make this an exciting and joyful activity for friends, family, alumni, and the people of our community. Proceeds of the Scrubs RuN will go towards nursing scholarships to give our future caregivers more opportunities to receive a quality education at SJC. Registration | Kids Registration | Facebook | Flyer

Prarie Star 5k
Date: 9/9/2017
Start Location: UIS Springfield, IL
Start Time: 8:30 am

Distances: 5K
Additional Info:
 FlyerWebsite

Polka Pace Race
Date: 9/9/2017
Start Location: Havana, IL
Start Time: 8:30 am

Distances: 5K
Additional Info: Flyer Registration Form | Fun Run Registration Form

Litchfield TriathLou
Date: 9/10/2017
Start Location: Lake Lou Yaeger
Start Time: 7:15 am

Distances: Sprint/Olympic/Half
Additional Info: Race Website

Midway Flyaway 5k
Date: 9/17/2017
Start Location: Midway Airport, Chicago, IL
Start Time: 9:00 am

Distances: 5K / 1 mile (kids 10 & under)
Additional Info: Special Olympics Chicago would like to cordially invite you to join us at our one-of-kind running event. On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Special Children’s Charities/Special Olympics Chicago will be hosting the 5th Annual “Midway Flyaway 5K” at Midway Airport. Everyone is welcome, as children 10 and under are eligible to participate in the “Kids Midway Miler”. In conjunction with the Chicago Department of Aviation and Southwest Airlines, this fundraiser will support over 7,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout Chicago. This event is unique in that the runners will be running on the airfield while planes will be continuously taking off and landing during the race. The winning runner will be awarded two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets to fly anywhere in the continental United States. Other raffle prizes will also be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group category. Website

Danielle Elizabeth Allen Memorial 5k
Date: 9/17/2017
Start Location: Pleasant Plains High School Sports Complex
Start Time: 12:00 pm

Distances: 5K / 1 mile
Additional Info: Registration | Facebook Page Entry fee includes race packet, t-shirt, and light refreshments on race day. T-shirt not guaranteed if registered after September 7th Awards for overall top male and female, top male and female Pleasant Plains Student and multiple age groups! Packet Pick-Up and Registration September 16th Springfield Running Center  10:30am – 2pm  Packet Pick- Up and Race Day Registration September 17th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Danielle was a 16 year old sophomore at Pleasant Plains High School when she was killed by a drunk driver less than 5 miles from home. To honor her memory, a memorial fund was created to provide college scholarships to Pleasant Plains High School graduates. 

Healthy Kids Running Series
Date: 9/17/2017
Start Location: Centennial Park (between play area and skate park)
Start Time: 5:30 pm

Distances: 50 yards to 1 mile (age dependent)
Additional Info: The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five (5) week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 & 75 yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run because all participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements courtesy of our sponsors! The registration fee of $35 covers the entire five (5) week series. WebsiteSign up

Memorial Transplant Services 5K Run/Walk
Date: 9/23/2017
Start Location: Washington Park, Springfield, IL
Start Time: 9:00 am (8:00 am registration)

Distances: 5k
Additional Info: 
Memorial Transplant Services holds a 5K Run/Walk in September to raise funds to benefit our transplant funds which: Assist patients with transportation expenses related to doctor visits; Help provide lodging  for patients and their family members during pre-transplant workup, the period immediately following transplant surgery and during periods of treatment for rejection; Pay for prescription medication costs and/or co-pays; Support program development as well as education for patients and staff

This event is a wonderful opportunity for patients and donor families to come together and share their stories. Speaking with others who have experienced the gift of a transplant is very healing for many donor families. Visit MemorialTransplantServices.com to register. If you have questions or need additional information, please call 217-588-2417 or email draper.kim@mhsil.com.

Healthy Kids Running Series
Date: 9/24/2017
Start Location: Williamsville Park
Start Time: 5:30 pm

Distances: 50 yards – 1 mile
Additional Info: Healthy Kids Running Series returns to Williamsville this fall! The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program in the spring and fall for kids ages 2-14. Kids compete in a race with their peers each week of the Series. Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends! Series Details – Location: Williamsville Park Dates: Sundays, Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22 Time: 4:00 PM Divisions and Distances: Pre-K (2-3 year olds) – 50 yards Pre-K (4-5 year olds) – 75 yards Kindergarten and 1st – 1/4 mile 2nd & 3rd – 1/2 mile 4th – 8th – 1 mile Register online at runsignup.com/hkrswilliamsvilleil A series registration ($35) includes all five races (one race each week), the HKRS T-Shirt, race bibs, a sponsor race bag, and a medal at the culmination of the five-week program. Top point scorers also receive a trophy. For more information, please contact Jill Giacomini at 217.725.5968 or at hkrswilliamsville@gmail.com or visit the race website.

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.

Titus Manor Family Fun Run
Date: 9/30/2017
Start Location: Wyman Park, Sullivan IL
Start Time: 9:00 am, sign in at 8:00-8:30 am

Distances: 5K Run, 3K Family Walk
Additional Info: This is our 2nd Annual event and it is a fund raising effort for a licensed sheltered care home for elderly women located in Sullivan, IL. Thank you for your support. Flyer