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IVS Kids Series

The Illinois Valley Striders are committed to our youth!  The IVS kids series offers area children a fun, non-competitive introduction to the sport of running.  Our emphasis is on participation - complete with a finish line, individual times, finishing ribbons and refreshments (cookies & juice provided by Unity Point Health Methodist|Proctor).  Everyone's a winner just by finishing!

Location - The series is held at the Unity Point Health Proctor Hospital Fitness Path

2018 IVS Kids Summer Running Series Details

Opening Day is Monday, May 7th! The series will continue weekly on Monday evenings until June 25th.  No run will be held on Memorial Day, May 28th.

Registration begins at 5:30 PM (ages 6 & up can register at 6:00, but will not be included in pre-run stretching).  The fee is $2.00 weekly per runner, or $5.00 for families of 3 or more.  All kids ages 12 and under are eligible to participate.

Pre-run stretching begins at 5:50 PM.

Running begins at 6:00 PM with the youngest runners first.

Runners 3 & under run approximately 200 meters and receive a participation ribbon and refreshments.  Parents are welcome to accompany these smaller runners, but need to line up behind unassisted runners.

Runners ages 4 & up may choose to run 1/4 mi., 1/2 mi. or 1 mile and are free to run as many times as they want.

Please click to view the event flyer for further information.

Follow the Illinois Valley Striders Facebook group, or contact Judy Tolliver if you have any questions about the kids series.

Have a question for IVS?  Please contact us!


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

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