This is a flat, fast and certified 5K course with start and finish at Center Park, Lake Springfield Beach House. Your participation directly benefits the future of the sport of distance running!
Thanks to our generous sponsors and you, the proceeds of this race are donated directly to local high school cross country and track programs. Based upon your designation at registration, a percentage of the race fees will go to that school. While this race welcomes runners from anywhere, funds will remain in the schools of central Illinois, defined by the State Journal-Register circulation area. If you are not a student of a central Illinois high school, please designate your school of choice!
Thank you for your participation in this unique event. We trust that you will not only come away with a pleasurable race experience, but also with a positive feeling for what you have given back to your sport!