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Upcoming Local Runs & Walks

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Run For Their Lives 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk (Ft. Madison)

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Saturday, May 23
9 AM at Rodeo Park, Fort Madison, IA

Race day registration (T-shirt not guaranteed) and packet pick-up, located near Coffey's Corner Shelter House, will take place from 7:45-8:45 AM. 5k runners will begin at 9:00 AM. Walkers will begin at 9:05 AM. This will be a non-timed event. Please come and join us for a fun, healthy and family-friendly event. Parking will only be allowed in parking lots near start line and alongside the road.

For more information, please find us at Run For Their Lives 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk Facebook event or on Facebook at PAW Fort Madison Animal Shelter, call 563-379-3790 or 319-372-2274, or email Katie Luzum at

All dogs must be on a leash at all times & you must pick-up & dispose after your dog. All dogs must be current on all vaccinations.
Must show proof so please send us a copy of your rabies vaccine with your entry form & check.

View the registration form for more info or to sign up.

McDonough County 4-H Goal Diggers 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk (Bushnell)

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Saturday, May 23
7 AM at the Bushnell-Prairie City High School Track
Entry Fee: $25
Proceeds will be divided between the Memorial Honor Flight and the 4-H Goal Diggers Educational and fun activities.

View the McDonough County 4-H Goal Diggers Facebook page for more info or to sign up.

Midwest Bank (Monmouth) Gives a Hoot 5K & Kids Run

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Saturday, May 30
Race Schedule:
7:00-7:45 AM - Registration/Packet Pick-up
8:00 AM - 5K Race Start
9:15 AM - Kids Run

Proceeds To Benefit: Warren County Relay for Life

Registration/Packet Pick-up
Friday, May 29th from 2 - 5PM and
Saturday, May 30th from 7 - 7:45AM at Midwest Bank in Monmouth.

Register by May 15th to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

Thank you to our race sponsors – Midwest Bank of Western Illinois, Independent Refrigeration & Heating, LTD, Save-a-Lot, Porter Insurance Agency, Inc and Spears & Spears Law!

View the registration page for more info or to sign up.

Sodbuster Days (Good Hope) Pioneer 5K Run/Walk

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Saturday, June 6
7:00 AM, Industry, IL

Contact Gary Morrell at 333-8798 for more information

Strawberry Strut (Carthage) 5 Mile Run/Walk & 1 Mile fitness run

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The 37th annual Strawberry Strut, a 5-mile run/walk and a 1-mile fitness run, will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Carthage, Illinois. A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to an organization to be announced.

Our Website is We encourage runners to access the Website and enjoy the convenience of registering and paying online through PayPal. Another entry form for those wishing not to use online registration will be available through the Website. Entry forms can also be mailed with your check to the address below.

Registration: Entry fees are $25.00 for the 5-mile run and $7.00 for the mile run. No refunds. Run day registrants will be charged $25.00 for the 5-mile and $7.00 for the mile. REGISTRATION STARTS AT 7:00 a.m. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 8:00 a.m. PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 8:00 a.m. *Walkers are not eligible for runner's medals or awards.

The 1-mile fitness run will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the west side of the Carthage square. Five-mile runners will start at 8:45 a.m. with walkers starting four minutes later. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.

Trophies will go to the top male and female finishers in the 5-mile run. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in 12 different age groups in the 5-mile race and the first 3 male and female winners in the 1-mile fitness run. The top 5 male and female walkers will earn medals. Ribbons will be given to the top 3 boys and top 3 girls for every age between 5 and 12 years old in the 1-mile fitness run. Several memorial trophies and master's trophies will be awarded.

To pre-register, please use registration tab on the Website at or mail the entry form with your check to Nadine Blair, 110 N. Madison St., Carthage, IL 62321.

For more information, visit the event facebook page.

Run Galesburg Run Half-Marathon, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

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Three Great Races in Historic Galesburg, Illinois!
June 7th, 2015 with races starting at 7 AM

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The Cottage Hospital Half Marathon / 13.1
is a 13.1 mile fun, rolling course that starts and ends in downtown.

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The Dave's Autobody 5K Run/Walk
features a fast, flat out and back course through downtown Galesburg.

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The Dave's Autobody Gator Fun Run/Walk
is the 1 mile fun run and walk for everyone!

Visit the Run Galesburg Run website for more information or to register.

Steamboat Classic (Peoria) 15K, 4 Mile Run/Walk & 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

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For more info and to register, visit the Steamboat Classic website.

For 42 years, the Steamboat Classic has been Central Illinois' premier running event. But it's more than a race—it's a community event. A dedicated force of hundreds of volunteers and sponsors have made the Steamboat Classic an event that impacts our region in a positive way all throughout the year.

Attracting runners from around the world and around the block, the Steamboat Classic is an equal-opportunity athletic event, welcoming walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and ability levels.

Whether this is your first time or you're going for your best time, one of the Steamboat Classic events is perfect for you. Participants in each event will receive a race entry, complimentary technical race shirt, and entry to the Finish Line festival to celebrate their achievements.


The Steamboat Classic 4 Mile Race is famous as the world's fastest 4 mile course, but Steamboat is for more than just elite runners. We have created the '4 in 1' challenge; the goal is to finish the Steamboat 4 miles in less than one hour – run, jog or walk, it can be done! The 4 mile run/walk starts at Adams and Main at 7:00 am on Saturday, June 20th.


The Steamboat Classic 15K Race is regarded as Illinois' Toughest 15K because of the hilly loops that the race course takes in Glen Oak Park. The 15K run starts at Adams and Main at 7:00 am on Saturday, June 20th.


The Steamboat 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk is designed especially for younger runners (pre-high school ages) and individuals with disabilities (all ages). The timed, but non-competitve, 2 mile fun run/walk run starts at Adams and Hamilton at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 20th.

John Bliven Memorial 4 Mile & 2 Mile Run/Walk

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The annual John Bliven Memorial Run & Fun Walk will be held June 27, 2015 during Heritage Days. There will be a one mile Run/Walk for kids 12 and under; the two-mile and four-mile Run/Walk will begin after the completion of that race. The entry fee is $20 before June 19th, $25 on the day of the race (t-shirts guaranteed for pre-registrations only). Ribbons will be mailed to male and female age group winners. Walkers and other non-competitive participants are welcome. Participants should meet at the Old Dairy, 210 South Lafayette Street, Macomb.

Entry/Registration Form

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Samaritan Well Women's and Men's Shelter and the St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Contact the Samaritan Well at 309-837-3357 or for more information

Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk

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October 10th, 2015

In October 2014, more than 500 runners and walkers joined forces to raise over $20,000 by participating in Western Illinois University's 3rd Annual Fallen Soldiers 5k Run/Walk, and event organizers hope to see over 550 in this year's event.

The event is designed as a fundraiser for the Fallen Soldier's Scholarship Fund in honor of two WIU alumni who were killed in the line of duty, Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin. Dobogai, who graduated from Western in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in law enforcement and justice administration, was among the 14 U.S. soldiers aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Aug. 22, 2007 in northern Iraq. Baldwin, who earned a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from WIU in 1993, was killed Sept. 21, 2010 when his Blackhawk UH-60 helicopter carrying international troops crashed during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Money raised from the 5k Run/Walk is directed toward the WIU Fallen Soldiers Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western. Additional donations are welcome. The entry fee is $25 per person, and pre-registration is due by Sept. 28th ($35 registration after 9/28).

While the scholarship and program will continue to honor the men for whom the scholarship was established, each year the event will also recognize the recipients of scholarships that are awarded in the preceding year.

For registration information, contact Holly Fecht at (309) 298-1861, or email For general race information, email Judy Yeast (

Mile Marker Sponsor

  • Dave & Jackie Thompson

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