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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 & 4th. 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.)
Parking: Limited parking is available at Fairview Park. There is also parking available in the Illinois State University lot on Main Street just south of Fairview Park.
Aid Stations: Aid stations will be placed at miles 1, 2.5 (turnaround) and 4 on the course. There will be single serving bottles of water available. Water bottles are self-serve from the tables. Recycle bins will be located at each aid station. Please place bottles in recycling containers.
Awards: Award Categories: Overall Male/Female, Top 3 Male/Female in each age group - 14&Und, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 , 65-69, 70+.
Awards will be available at the conclusion of the race at the Pavilion in Fairview Park and after July 4th at Often Running in Normal. There will not be an awards ceremony this year.
First place overall Female and Male finishers receive a free entry into the 2022 Park to Park 5 Miler via email!
First place in each age group Female and Male finishers receive a $10 discount (non-transferable) entry into the 2022 Park to Park 5 Miler via email!
Second and Third place finishers in each age group Female and Male receive a medal available at the conclusion of the race at the Pavilion in Fairview Park and after July 4th at Often Running in Normal. There will not be an awards ceremony this year.
Race Results: Results for this year are available on the results page: https://runsignup.com/Race/Park2Park/Page/RaceResults
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