Sat April 24, 2021 Effingham, IL 62401 US Directions
1325 Outer Belt West
Effingham, IL US 62401

The Family Life Center will be hosting its 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk for Life! We know the racing community is ready to get back to doing what they love so we are excited to provide this run/walk for the community! Please help us make this race a huge success and allow us to continue to provide counseling, parenting classes, ultrasounds and help to young families in the area. 

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021


Effingham Performance Center
1325 Outer Belt West
Effingham, IL 62401

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm at Family Life Center, 605 Eden Ave, Effingham, IL 62401

Saturday, April 24, 2021
7:45 – 8:45 am:  Late Registration and Packet Pick Up
9:00 am: 5K Run/Walk Start
11:00 am: Awards for 1st place in each age group will be awarded

Registration Fees:

5K- $25 per person or $75/family of 5

       *Race shirt not included after April 7th – small quantities available for purchase on race day            

Registration includes race entry, T-shirt*, packet, bib, and timed chip. Rain or shine, no refunds.
**Registration is available on race day. T-shirts will be available in small quantities and can be purchased separately on race day.

Race Day FAQ

Virtual Races:  We are offering a Virtual 5K to those that would rather not be at an event.  Your bib, shirt and packet will be mailed to you.

Race Packet Pick-up:  Packet pick-up will be located at Family Life Center, 605 Eden Ave, Effingham, IL 62401 on Thursday: 2pm - 5pm   At the EPC, 1325 Outer Belt W, Effingham, IL 62401 on  Saturday: 7:45am - 8:45am

*EPC will be available for restrooms only.*

Course:  The 5K Run/Walk for Life starts at EPC, continues through the Trek Trail (paved), and return to the EPC. The course does have some hills and flat portions with beautiful scenery. Please be advised that portions of the course will remain open to traffic.  We will have flighted runs in groups of 50. This will not affect your timing as we will use bib timing. 

Timing: Bib timing will be provided by Kinetic Timing.  You must pick up your official race bib at the designated packet pick-up time.  Please attach the official bib to the front of your shirt prior to the race.  If you do not have a bib, you will not be timed.    

Race Number:  Pin your race number/bib to the front of your shirt, plainly and visibly to race officials, drivers, photographers and spectators.  All participants must wear an official race number/bib.

Health and Safety:  Prior to your flight, please stay near your cars and practice social distancing. DO NOT CONGREGATE at registration or near the start/finish line. Drink fluids before, during and after the race.  Stay hydrated!  There will be a water station along the course with bottled water available. Per CDC guidelines, please practice social distancing. Traffic control will be provided by FLC volunteers and the Effingham Police Dept.  However, please be advised that although volunteers along the course will deter traffic to the best of their ability, safety is ultimately your own responsibility.  Watch for traffic! 

First Aid Stations:  First aid will be provided by Family Life Center.  

Awards: Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each age group and must be claimed at the event.  Please make sure to social distance during awards with no more than 50 participants in one given area. The age groups are as follows:

19 and Under
20 - 35
35 - 50
51 - 65
65 and Over

Volunteer:  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email or call the office at 217-342-5433.  We would love to have your help!

Parking:  Free parking is available in the South East Parking Lot of the EPC. Signs will be posted. 

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