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Illinois Valley Striders



Thank you for visiting the home of the Illinois Valley Striders (IVS) running club.  Our mission is to promote wellness through running and walking activities, while striving to enhance our community.  We hope this site helps to serve that mission by providing current and prospective club members with the latest news and events in our local running community.

Joining or Renewing by Mail?

Please send the check to:

Illinois Valley Striders
P.O. Box 69
Peoria, IL 61650-0069

IVS Welcomes RC Outfitters as the IVS Official Outfitter for any and all running equipment and apparel needs.

2023 IVS Grand Prix Series Registration is open .. Register HERE

2023 Grand Prix Schedule

What's New

IVS Annual Meeting

The IVS Annual Meeting and pot luck will take place at Saint Michael and All Angels Church4911 Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614, at 2 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2023.  February 26 is the snow date.  The meeting is open to the public, and any interested parties are urged to attend.

There will be a short business meeting with annual reports and election of board members for 2023.  If you would be willing to serve on the IVS board of directors, or are interested in serving as a race or event director, or if you know anyone who would be willing to serve, contact Mike Lewellyn.  Nominations from the floor will also be accepted at the annual meeting.

IVS Annual Awards and Grand Prix Awards will be presented after the business meeting.

Bring a dish, appetizer, Hors d'oeuvre, or desert to share, IVS will provide coffee and soft drinks, beverage cups, paper plates and plastic utensils..  Alcoholic beverages will be welcomed...bring your own and/or bring some to share.

2023 Grand Prix Schedule

Peoria Riverfront Museum Interplanetary 5k, March 25, 2023. An IVS Grand Prix Series race.  Register now.

Cry Me A River Trail Runs, July 7 and 8, Registration is open 100 mi, 100k, 50k, 13.1mi  Grand Prix

Family Core's Frosty 5k, Jan 28, GP Race, IVS Member Discount

Bridge to Bridge Springdale          An IVS member discount code is viewable to members in the "Members Only"  tab.

RRCA - Inside Track Newsletter 

    2022 IVS Race Countdown

    IVS News ( Click to post - View older posts under Members tab )

    Upcoming Events

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    Member Spotlight


    Illinois Valley Striders is a proud member of the Road Runners Club of America

    Have a question for IVS?  Please contact us!


    Illinois Valley Striders
    P.O. Box 69
    Peoria, IL 61650-0069

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