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  • 10/31/2019 6:00 PM | Roland Savoie (Administrator)

    Come join us at the Spooktacular first (official) IVS Trick or Trot Fun Run/Walk

    What could be better than running through a cemetery on Halloween night??  Trunk or Treating while running through a cemetery on Halloween night!!

    The run/walk will start near the base of the Michael Sonnemaker statue and then wind past the mausoleums and monuments in Springdale.  

    (Don't be afraid -  all the spooks and goblins are trick-or-treating elsewhere.)  Along the way there will be trunk or treat stations to fill your goodie bag!  

    Runners are encouraged to run in costume and enter the costume contest just before the fun run. 

    A photo booth will be available for an enduring image of your fun!

    All participants will receive a treat bag and memento of their run. 

    Participants are required to bring a headlamp/flashlight.  Reflective gear is encouraged. 

    All participants registered by October 4th can choose the T-shirt option.  

    If you won't be able to run but still want a cool shirt - that option is available as well!

    Participants who choose the t-shirt option will receive a long sleeve tech shirt with Ivy the IVS Halloween cat (see above) on the front - great for your autumn practice runs or just chilling in front of a fire, making S'mores.   

    Registrants after October 4th will not have the option to include a t-shirt. 

    Extra shirts may be available for sale at the event. (Not a promise. :) 

    Packet pick-up will be available on Wednesday, October 30th, from 4-7:00pm in the Woodruff parking lot

    Limited registration and packet pick-up is available race day, between 5:00PM and 5:45 PM. adjacent to the Michael Sonnemaker Memorial Sculpture and Garden in lower Glen Oak Park (near the intersection of Abington and Perry Streets).

    After the run/walk - join us at T&T's in Peoria Heights for spirits of a different kind.  

  • 10/06/2019 6:02 PM | Maurice Wantiez (Administrator)

    IVS Wednesday night fun RUN/Walk for October the 9th at 6:00 P.M.

    This week lets meet at the Methodist Atrium building on Main street (900 Main St).

    The route we will go up Main to High st. over to Moss Ave. down to Western and back for roughly a little over 3.5 miles

    PS Start thinking of LIGHTS and REFLECTIVE wear.

  • 10/06/2019 10:30 AM | Roland Savoie (Administrator)

    Springdale Cemetery 

    3014 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria IL. 61603

    Come join us Sunday, October 6th starting at 10:30am to help keep Springdale Cemetery looking good for another year.  Wear hiking/sturdy shoes, work clothes and bring your gardening gloves – we may get a little dirty.  After the cleanup – join us for a casual lunch at a location to be determined. 

    Meet at the Administration Building

    Water and garbage bags provided.

    Join us for lunch afterwards (Not provided :) )

  • 09/29/2019 9:35 AM | Maurice Wantiez (Administrator)

    IVS Wednesday night fun RUN/WALK for October 2nd.This week let's meet at the corner of Orange Prairie and American Prairie Dr. southwest corner of the movie theater parking lot (5311 West American Prairie Dr.)

  • 09/23/2019 5:45 AM | Maurice Wantiez (Administrator)

    IVS WEDNESDAY NIGHT FUN RUN/WALK. This week we'll meet at Tower Park in Peoria Heights ( 1222 E Kingman Ave, Peoria Heights, IL 61616) and run the course of Strides for Justice.

  • 09/16/2019 5:30 PM | Roland Savoie (Administrator)

    IVS September Social and Fun Run

    Where: First Ascent Climbing and Fitness, 927 SW Washington St, Peoria IL. 61602,

    When: Monday, Sept. 16th – We will meet at First Ascent for a tour and facility orientation at 5:30, and the Fun Run will start at 6:00pm. 

    Who: Open invitation to all interested runners or walkers - all ability levels

    What: We are changing format for our September event.  After the tour and facility orientation, we will do a short Fun Run and return back to First Ascent.  Interested runners can then purchase day passes and start climbing!  First Ascent has partnered with Illinois Valley Striders to provide a discount: $15 days passes, which includes use of shoes, harness and chalk bag (regular cost $29). 

    Note: If you are interested in participating in the climb, please fill out the online waiver in advance:

    Come Join the Fun! 

  • 08/21/2019 6:00 PM | Roland Savoie (Administrator)

    Please join us for the IVS August Social And Fun Run

    Where: Pour Brothers, 4450 N. Prospect Rd Ste C1, Peoria, IL

    When: Wednesday, Aug. 21st  - Fun Run starts at 6:00pm –followed by a social get together at Pour Brothers–we will be meeting outside on the shaded patio.  Food is available from nearby restaurants.

    Who: Open invitation to all runners and walkers of all ability levels. 

    What: come join us after the IVS Wednesday night fun run or just to drop in to see old friends and acquaintances. 

    Information will be available for joining IVS and about upcoming Grand Prix races and challenges. 

    Come Join the Fun!


  • 08/09/2019 7:00 PM | Roland Savoie (Administrator)

    Mr C's 5k - Wenona Days Run is back with the Grand Prix! 

    That means it is full points for running.  It is Friday evening, August 9th, 2019 at 7:00pm, so you can squeeze another race (or two) in on the next day.  Grand Prix discount code is only available untl 7/27/19 so make use of it now!

    Race Roster registration:  

    Facebook website:  

  • 07/19/2019 7:00 PM | Roland Savoie (Administrator)

    Friday, July 19that 7:00PM

    Kuchie’s on the Water, 579 Wesley Rd, Creve Coeur 

    Enjoy a Hawaiian-themed run along the river front with a tiki torch finish line and Polynesian music in the background.  This is the perfect event to celebrate LONG days and the arrival of Summer.  The course is a total of  2.2 miles - out and back along the riverfront on a gravel road.  No hills, but the course is not smooth so please be mindful of potholes.  This is not a closed course so please stay to the side of the road.  

    All race finishers will receive a very special welcome as they cross the finish line.  If you’re up for even more fun, wear your best island attire during the race!

    Race party afterwards will be at Kuchie's on the Water on the patio.  Drinks are not included in the price of registration.

    Kuchie’s Drink Special: Blackberry Moonshine & Lemonade $5.00

    thru June 30:    Adults – $20 / Kids – $10
    After June 30:  Adults – $25 / Kids – $15
    Race Extra: Buy a Grass Skirt:  Adult: $4, Kids: $3

    Proceeds from the Tiki Trail 2.2 will be dedicated to support the IVS Kids Series.

    Trophies for:

     Best Overall Male and Female run time

     Best Male, Female and Group Costumes!



  • 06/20/2019 6:30 PM | Roland Savoie (Administrator)

    IVS fun run/walk and social

    @ Industry Brewing

    Thursday, June 20th – 6:30 pm

    Still feeling the rush from your PR at Steamboat?  Needing to work your sore muscles?  Join IVS for a short out and back run on the Rock Island Trail, followed by a social at 7:00 pm at Industry Brewing.  We will also have information on upcoming races, events and about joining Illinois Valley Striders!  

    Meet @ Industry

    Thursday, June 20th

    6:30 pm run/walk

    7:00 pm Social

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