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  • 09/21/2017 11:20 AM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Course monitors are still needed for the upcoming Whiskeydaddle on October 7th and 8th - particularly on Sunday for the marathon/half/relay!

    Would *you* be interested in helping out? You'll get a SWEET 1/2 zip (same as the marathon/half/relay finishers) AND a $50 gift card toward New Balance products at Running Central!

    There are other roles and responsibilities too if course monitoring isn't up your alley. ; )

    If you're interested, you can sign up here -->

  • 07/17/2017 2:31 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    The Marshall County Old Settler's 5k and 10k IVS Grand Prix discount code is now active.  Don't miss one of the Grand Prix's longest running and absolutely best classic events .... Use the Discount Code and Register NOW!   Website and Registration   August 26, in downtown Lacon.

  • 06/25/2017 5:47 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    The Run For Life (7/15) Grand Prix Discount Code is now listed in the Grand Prix Discount Code list.

  • 06/21/2017 9:48 AM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Midnight Mayhem #11 5k - June 23 -Jubilee College State Park

    45th Annual Lincoln-Douglas Run June 24th  - GP Discount Race - 3 Mile or 8 Mile 

    Firecracker 5k Run - Peoria - July 4  ... don't miss this firecracker hot holiday event!

    Run For The Health Of It 5k- Chillicothe - July 8  - $15.00 5k/ $10.00 2 mi Fun Walk - Free 600 m kids run - - includes breakfast - Pearce Community Center benefit - Race shirt available for $15.00 .. USATF Certified 5k Course .. Flat, Fast!

    Cry Me A River (CMAR) Trail Runs - 13.1 mi, 50k, 100k, 100 mi - July 8 - Camp Wokanda .. Tired of flat fast races that are too short and over too soon? This none is for YOU!

    Run For Life 5k - July 15 - GP Discount Race - Metamora .. Metamora Fields Golf Course

    See the Members tab for the Grand Prix Discount codes and sign up NOW for the Grand Prix Races!  Can't find the discount code? Join the Grand Prix Series ... it is free for IVS members, and it is not too late to sign up!  Click in the Grand \prix Series link on the home page.

  • 06/17/2017 7:00 AM | Sue Miller (Administrator)

    = = REMINDER = =


     Less than 3 weeks until race day

       Are you signed up yet ?



    $40 for any of the races - NO processing fee

    2 Mile Run/Walk (12 and Under) - $ 4

    Price increase to $45 (NO processing fee) Monday, June 5th  

  • 06/15/2017 11:00 AM | Sue Miller (Administrator)

    Volunteers needed for the Steamboat Classic Race Expo AND on Race Day

    (less than 3 weeks to the 44th running of the Steamboat Classic)

    Your help is needed at the expo Thursday, June 15th -  Friday, June 16th


    Saturday, June 17th - IVS Gear check and race day packet pick up.

    Visit for volunteer opportunities

    Be sure to pass the word on to family and friends.   All help is greatly appreciated.        

  • 06/10/2017 4:29 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    IVS Grand Prix Discount codes have been added for the Eureka Heart House 5k & 10k, June 10, and for the Lincoln Douglas 3m & 8m, June 24.  12 DISCOUNTED IVS Grand Prix races remain for 2017.... a potential $60.00 savings!  The IVS Grand Prix Series is a free membership benefit of the Illinois Valley Striders.  Register for the IVS Grand Prix Series HERE  TODAY!

  • 05/20/2017 7:00 AM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    Come to Running Central on Saturday and see what our Steamboat Classic sponsor Saucony has to offer to help keep you moving. While your there take a pair of Saucony shoes for a test run with our Run309 Saturday run/walk group!!! Spring has sprung, it is time to gear up!!!! See you on the roads and trails!!!!

    Please read the following message from Jeremy our Saucony Tech Rep:

    • -            I will have the Ride, Guide, Triumph, Hurricane, Freedom and Kinvara available for demo during the run or just to try out before or after the run.  Quick talk about footwear before the run.  
    • -           Anyone that demos or just tries on one of the shoes will receive some Saucony swag and be entered into a raffle for a $100 Running Central gift card that will be good for any Saucony purchase!  (I will purchase gift card).
    • -           I will be available to answer any questions about Saucony or walk people thru the Saucony stride lab app.
    • -           I will also plan to bring coffee and Kringle.  (If you have never tried a Kringle, you’re in for a treat).

  • 05/19/2017 6:00 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

     We again are paying homage to our founders by celebrating the basics from our grass roots beginning by enjoying a fun run at Shea Stadium(Old Meinen Field). You can run or walk on the track or join us on the historical 4 mile run/walk through Bradley Park. Regardless please join us and celebrate this amazing running club! NO Excuses....It's free and fun!!!

Have a question for IVS?  Please contact us!


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