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  • 03/09/2016 1:00 PM | Illinois Valley Striders (Administrator)

    Dear IVS Members and Friends,

    2016 is going to be an exciting year for The Illinois Valley Striders.  I invite you to join us for the IVS Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration at the Contemporary Art Center in downtown Peoria this Sunday, March 13.  The social event begins at 2:00 p.m. with drinks and light snacks, followed by a brief Annual Meeting and the Awards Presentation. Please join for this casual afternoon.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.


     Chris Dierker 

  • 03/06/2016 2:00 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Gaelic Gallop 5k, an  IVS GP Series Race, Sunday, March 6, Race starts at 2:00 P.M.

    Race day registration will be available.   Come early.... bring a friend.


    Registration is NOT closed, Start Time IS 2:00 P.M.

    Location: Franciscan Center, 908 N Sterling West Peoria
  • 02/06/2016 2:51 PM | Jason Young (Administrator)
    The Steamboat Classic Committee is seeking an individual to serve as the Building Steam Head Coach.  The responsibilities of this position are listed below and interested candidates should contact Katie Van Cleve.

    Building Steam Head Coach

    • Design & format updated training/metrics plan for all BARS (Building, Access, Rising, Scouting) beginners
    • Recruit, train, and manage all BARS group leaders
    • FOLO - First Onsite, Last Offsite
    • Coordinate with weekly program lecturers
    • Ensure quality control and consistency for the delivery of BARS
    • Develop and conduct participant and Group Leader Metrics
    • Co-host Group Leader Social Events
    • Coordinate and promote with RC Team Steam participants
    • Serve as sponsor activation representative
    • Weekly on-site management of BARS Group Leaders (including regularly scheduled G/L review)
  • 02/03/2016 4:25 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Three more races are offering discounts to IVS Grand Prix Participants ...

    The Kick Abuse 5k Trail race, April 16, discount code is now available online to Registered IVS Grand Prix Participants (who are current IVS members).  Log in to www.ivs,org, open the "Members" tab, and then the "Grand Prix Discount Codes" tab.

    Future races that will have the Discount Codes available when registration opens are the lacon Old Settlers 5k & 10k in August, and the IVS Ghost Chase 5k in October.

    Register for the Grand Prix Series, online, using the link at the bottom of this page, or, under the "Grand Prix Series" tab.

  • 01/08/2016 9:26 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Join the 2016 IVS Race Series now, and be sure to sigh up for the first IVS Race Series Race of the year, Big Hill, Big Chill,  Jan 23.  Sign up closes March 15, Race Series Entrants must either run or volunteer at Big Hill, Big Chill, and run a minimum 4 of the 5 races in the series, and volunteer at the other, if not running all 5.   Self scoring IVS Race Series Spreadsheet.

  • 01/08/2016 9:17 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)
    Contact Bill Holmes  for the $5.00 discount code for the  Tiger Trot 5k, April 19 ...BEFORE registering.   IVS Grand Prix participants only ... Join IVS/Renew IVS Membership sign up for the 2016 Grand Prix Series .

  • 01/08/2016 9:09 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)
    Contact Bill Holmes  for the $5.00 discount code for the Interplanetary 5k, March 19 ...BEFORE registering.   IVS Grand Prix participants only ... Join IVS/Renew IVS Membership sign up for the 2016 Grand Prix Series .

  • 01/04/2016 3:15 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Feb. 13.   Independence Park, Marquette Heights, Il  4 miles

    Hike, Walk, Run -- Volunteer .. It's ALL about FUN!   Join Us.

  • 12/19/2015 10:01 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Contact Bill Holmes  for the $5.00 discount code for the Frosty 5k, Jan. 30 ...BEFORE registering.   IVS Grand Prix participants only ... sign up for the 2016 Grand Prix Series .

  • 12/15/2015 12:33 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    We are starting at the back of the Riverplex and running the riverfront trail out to Springdale cemetery and back. Wear reflective wear.

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

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