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Purple & Gold Day Rocky Run (5K)

April 26, 2014

Alumni House
1009 W. Adams St.
Macomb, IL

Description: Every day is Purple and Gold Day for Leatherneck Nation! Be sure to celebrate the "official" Purple and Gold Day April 24, then join us the Saturday after for the Inaugural Purple and Gold Day Rocky Run!

Check-in: 7:00 a.m. - Alumni House
5K run/walk: 8:00 a.m.
Pre-registration (by 4/25): $5/person OR $15 (you'll receive a race t-shirt)
Day of event: $5/person OR $20 (you'll receive a race t-shirt)

Show your Purple & Gold Day Rocky Run Pride by wearing your favorite Purple and Gold "swag" for your chance to win the grand prize AND be named WIU's "Most Devoted Fan!" Prefer to forgo the swag but still want to compete for WIU's "Most Devoted Fan?" Come early, and paint yourself Purple & Gold all over! We'll supply the paint!

Hosted by Student Alumni Association (SAA) & Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC). You become a member of SAA the day you set foot on campus as a student. ALL students are automatically members!

For more information call 309-298-1914 or A-Association@wiu.edu. Register at wiu.edu/alumni. Cash, check and credit card are also accepted. Stop by the Alumni House for those options.
Related Web Site: Online registration
Contact Information:
 Student Alumni Leadership Council
 Phone: 309-298-1914
 Email: saa@wiu.edu


WIU Leatherneck Battalion 5K Run/Walk

The WIU Leatherneck Battalion is putting on an Army ROTC Run/Walk at Spring Lake Park April 26th, 2014. All runners welcome! Proceeds benefit the Army ROTC class.

Be at Spring Lake Park no later than 30 minutes before race. Run will begin at 7:00 am. Walk will begin at 7:30 am.

Visit the Active.com page to register.


Darvin and Dorothy Musick 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 3rd
8 AM starting at Southeastern High School in Augusta, IL

For more information and to register, visit their Active.com event page


4 Miles 4 Linda (Canton, IL)

Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S., and every 13 minutes, a life is lost to this disease. First diagnosed in May 2011, Linda fought a brave battle against breast cancer at the very young age of 45. She was a strong, courageous, and determined young woman who did not accept defeat. Although she is not physically with us as we run this race in her honor, rest assured, she is still victorious. As a runner and breast cancer warrior, her feat - "4 Miles 4 Linda"- will help promote fitness among the community and invite participants to enhance their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Graham Hospital Mammography Unit to purchase luxurious bath robes, helping patients feel more at ease as they wait for their mammogram screening.

Saturday, May 3rd
Lakeland Park, Canton, IL
4 Mile Run/Walk at 8 AM
1 Mile untimed Run/Walk at 8:15 AM

For more information or to register, view the race flyer.


Bridge the Gap to Health 5K/10K/Half Marathon

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  • 5K, 10K and half marathon runs, 5K leisure walk, and walking half marathon
  • Saturday, May 17
  • Race Website

Run River City 5K/Half-Marathon/Marathon (Peoria, IL)

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The 2014 Run River City Marathon is Peoria's premier running event featuring a full marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 5k, and youth run.

The Races

  • 26.2 - Run Peoria's only road marathon!
  • Marathon Relay - Run with 4 of your friends! Please note: All relays must have 4 participants.
  • Half Marathon - New for 2014! This replaces the 25k distance.
  • 5k - Run the 5k to blaze a fast time on the streets of downtown.
  • Youth Run - Kids run the last 1.2 miles of the marathon route!

Race Day Times

  • The marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay will be run on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00am
  • The 5k will be run on Sunday, May 18th at 7:30am.
  • The youth 1.2 will be run on Sunday, May 18th. Start time is yet to be determined.
  • All races start and finish downtown Peoria. The start is located by the Caterpillar World Headquarters and the finish line is on Water Street.

For more information and to register, please visit the Run River City Website.


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