The race originated in 1985 as the Intercity 10K. After two years the race was changed to a 5 mile run. For years, the 5 mile run was a little longer than 5 miles. In 1993, the Lake Run club began organizing the event and made the 5 mile course accurate. The race has grown to approximately 500 runners.
New for 2021! No shuttle buses needed this year... because the course will start and stop at Fairview Park in Normal, where it finished for so many years. See course map: https://runsignup.com/Race/Park2Park/Page/CourseMap
Price for 2021: $25 to start. $30 on June 19th. $35 on July 3rd. LRC members receive a $3 discount. Springfield Road Runners and Starved Rock members receive a $1 discount.
Bib/Shirt Pickup: Before coming to pickup, please complete your online registration (no paper registration available). You can pickup from 3PM-5PM on July 3rd at Often Running, or at Fairview Park on race morning 6:30AM-7:15AM.
Start Format: The race will be started in accordance with Illinois guidelines at the time of the race. Effective June 11th, Illinois is now in Phase 5. As a result, there are not be limitations associated with the start of the race. The race will begin promptly at 7:30AM for all participants. However, we will be leaving the start line open for an extra five minutes (until 7:35AM) to allow those who want an independent start the opportunity to do so. The 2021 race will include a chip start and your time will start when you cross the start line. (Please note: The winner of the race will be the first person to cross the finish line, regardless of when started.)
Race Results: Results for this year are available on the results page: https://runsignup.com/Race/Park2Park/Page/RaceResults
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