Illinois Valley Striders


Congratulations to 2021 Grand Prix Series award winners. Left to right: Bill Holmes, Michael Lewellyn, Terri Brink, Brenda  Shawgo, Race Reed, Crystal Kyle, Sue Miller, Marysue Baker, Matt Barrett, Diane Legaspi, Golda Ewalt, Sandy Theobald, Roland Savoie (Over All Winner, 2022), Kelly Stark. Not in picture: Mike Fleming, Frank Hardy, Laurie Baker.   Of the 501 races completed by the 56 GP Runners in 2021, 240 were completed by the 15 award winners. GP Participants ROCK!


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. 

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

What's New

Lincoln Douglas  3m & 8m $$,  June 25

Steamboat Classic, June 18

Eureka Heart House 5k & 10k $$,  June 11

Common Ground 5k, May 30, 8.00 AM, Delavan, IL

Walnut 5k for ALS  July, 2, 8:00 AM

John Pettit Memorial Walk .. 2.2 mi, 10k, or 22 mi walk.  Elmwood, May 28, 7:30 AM  Registration  Information

Interplanetary 5k, 3/26 GP Series Race

Kick Abuse 5k, 7/16Grand Prix Discount

Hog Wild 5k, 7/31, Grand Prix Discount

IVS Kid's Series Starts May 9

Heart House, 5k & 10k, 6/11/22,  are back, w/ a GP Discount

Springdale Salute 5k 5/28 is back for the GP Series

2022 Bridge to Bridge Registration is OPEN, with IVS Member DISCOUNT.

Potawatami Trail Runs: 10, 30, 50, 100, 150, or 200 MI,  Apr. 7-10, GP Discount Available

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

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

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