Run 4 the Goo! - 5K

Sat September 11, 2021 Arenzville, IL 62631 US

Run 4 the Goo! - Live 5K or Virtual Run

$25 8:45AM CDT - 10:15AM CDT Price increases after August 30, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

200 W Main Street
Arenzville, IL US 62631

General Information
Run 4 the Goo is a fun 5K run and walk hosted during the Arenzville, IL Burgoo, which is celebrating its 182nd year of stirring that burgoo.  We have all intentions this year of having a live in-person race, and all normal Burgoo activities are currently planned to happen, including great bands lined up for both Friday and Saturday night.  Which the artist for Saturday night has been announced and is Mark Willls!  Which, we don't know about you but we are looking forward to hearing "19 Somethin'" live!  Lastly, we will still be holding our virtual 5k for our Goo’ers Away From Goo crew.

The money raised from this event will stay in the area, with a large portion being donated to the Prairieland United Way (PLUW) that serves several agencies in Cass, Northern Greene, Scott, and Morgan counties. PLUW funds programs that help young to old and providing essential needs of food, shelter, and health.  To learn more about this amazing group, please visit  The other portion stays in Arenzville supporting many of the local services such as last year's recipients: Green Pastures, Arenzville Library and Tutoring Center, Cass Count Food Pantry, and the Arenzville Volunteer Fire Department.   

Lastly, if you run with a group or would like to have the entire family join in the fun, contact us via email (, and we will give you a special discount for groups of 4 or more!  You just can't beat that, it's just too GOO'd of a deal!

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Goo'ers Away From Goo in 2021!

During registration you will be asked if you will be a Goo'er Away From Goo this year, aka doing a virtual 5K. This will allow you to still register, support our local organizations, get that goo'vey t-shirt, and run wherever you are! All you need to do is:

1.) Register online or by mail by the deadlines. 
2.) Run 3.1 miles anytime during the week leading up to Run for the Goo (9/4 thru 9/11) wherever you.
3.) Submit your run time by screenshot or a picture of your run by any tracking system you use to by midnight of the 11th (i.e. Strava, Garmin, RunKeeper to name a few) - Submission of time only necessary for overall and age winners.

If you have any questions, please reach out!


2020 was a challenge, and that doesn’t leave exclude Run 4 the Goo either.  But we could have not pulled off our Goo’er Away From Goo race in 2020 without our 'Goo'Nators!  Thank you AJ's Bar and Grill, Beard Implement, Craig Miller for State’s Attorney, First National Bank of Arenzville, and Wessler Bros. Insurance! 





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