Galesburg Road Runners Club is proud to announce a collaboration with We Fit Together. It is a coalition for a healthy Knox County. As partners we are a community building, family fun, healthy eating and physical activity resources for persons in the Knox County Area. The statistics show the adult overweight percentage is 65%, and the physical inactivity in Knox County is 26%. WE want to change this area into the most fit, most active, fun, healthy county in the State of Illinois. Our goal is to known as a healthy, physically active community where residents live, work and play.
$20.00 through 4/11 with shirt
$18.00 for Galesburg Road Runner Club members
Our big event in 2018 is a Lupus 1 mile, 10K, 5K and ½ Marathon Race at the Black Watch Room (at Pebble Creek Golf Course) in LeClaire, Iowa Saturday, May 19th, 2018. After the race we are having a Post Party Event with live entertainment, and other activities.
The Grand Blue Mile is the Midwest’s premier community street run for all ages and abilities. Held annually since 2010, the Grand Blue Mile has hosted more than 30,000 participants from 26 states, six countries, and four continents. Among those participants: Olympic medalists, American record holders, and many of the world’s finest track & field athletes. Races are divided up into a kids run, recreational division, competitive division and elite race which will be the men's & women's USATF National Road Mile Championships!
Come experience one of West Central Illinois' best organized events and see why participants keep coming back each year!! A 5K run/walk & 10K combination road race/cross country race that begins and ends at Quincy Notre Dame High School. The races will take you through one or two of Quincy's most beautiful and historic river bluff parks. Participants will enjoy the challenges presented by either course. There are several beautiful views of the Mississippi River Valley along this route. The 5K course has rolling hills and is suitable for all. The long hills throughout the 10K course will challenge you! Come experience the challenge and beauty of the courses that keep people coming back for more! We also have a 1 mile fun run for youth under age 13 who aren't quite ready for the full 5 or 10K events.
Quincy Notre Dame Cross Country Head Coach
Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk will be celebrating its 13th anniversary on March 24, 2018! After his namesake, the Penguin, John Bingham, inspires us all to get out there and be active. Penguin in the Park is the largest 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!
This year will once again include the 300 meter “Penguin 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.
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.
Registration is now open for our annual Interplanetary 5K race, 1 mile
fitness walk, and kids' fun run!
Walk or run through portions of the Central Illinois Community Solar
System, the world's most complete large scale model of the Solar
System Participants will follow the routes of interplanetary explorers
through the Solar System, from the Sun - past Mercury, Venus, and Earth -
to Mars and back along the Riverfront Trail.
It's athletic, it's educational, it's fun... for the whole family!
The 2018 Winter Iowa Senior Games, presented by Health Alliance Medicare, will be held February 23-25 in the Quad Cities. Men and women ages 50+ can choose from seven sports, including billiards, bowling, pickleball, swimming, table tennis, indoor tennis, and indoor track and field. You do not have to be an Iowa resident to participate.
The indoor track & field meet will be held Saturday, February 24 at the PepsiCo Center on Augustana’s campus in Rock Island. Several running events are offered, including race walk, and standing long jump, high jump, and shot put are offered for field events.
Registration is $25 for unlimited events. To learn more or to register, visit www.iowaseniorgames.org.
Flat fast 5k, 10k & half marathon road races that starts outside Drake Stadium and finishes inside the historic Blue Oval. All runners receive a technical long sleeve participant shirt and all finishers receive a commemorative medal. Be one of the first 2018 Drake Relays finishers!