Illinois Valley Striders


IVS News & Updates

  • 08/10/2015 8:21 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    We will be meeting at Woodruff on Tuesday and Thursday this week for some more challenging workouts. Continue to hydrate properly and rest up!!!

  • 08/03/2015 1:59 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    This Tuesday evening we will be meeting at Woodruff and training in Springdale.

    Thursday we will be making another field trip this time to Bradley Park for ...yes you guessed it... a few hills!!! We will park and start in the lower part of the park next to the sand volleyball courts.

    Long run will be announced later in the week.

  • 08/02/2015 6:00 AM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    We will be running from the Heights Tower  in Peoria Heights this week and we have goals from 6 to 12 miles for our long run this week. Pick your poison and Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!!!

  • 08/01/2015 6:00 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    Please come down and support all the of the runners coming in from Memphis and other sites to the Peoria Civic Center this Saturday!!! Let's pack the streets supporting these awesome runners raising money for the Kids of St. Jude!!!

    Thank you!!!!

  • 07/27/2015 9:19 AM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)
    We will be running from Woodruff both Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Tuesday night so please try to park up closer to the building. Make sure you are hydrating properly as it is supposed to be hotter and more humid!!! Sunday run will be at 6am however our long run route is still to be determined.

  • 07/15/2015 3:01 PM | Deleted user

    We will be training in Springdale on Thursday, 7/16/15. Warm Up will be from Woodruff to the steps in the cemetery and then we will start at the steps for the meat of our workout at 6pm.

    Our long run will be Sunday starting at 7am at the Fondulac Admin building. Goal for this long run is 8 to 10 miles. We will have water at the start /finish, at approximately 2 miles out and 4 miles out.‚Äč

  • 06/30/2015 8:23 AM | Anonymous

    The Bridge to Bridge Run will take place at 7:00 AM on September 7, 2015 (Labor Day).

    The Bridging Steam training program is designed to introduce running fitness to the novice adult runner or walker with the goal of completing the Bridge to Bridge 4 mile race. 

    Training sessions will begin on July 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Liberty Park in downtown Peoria.

    Please visit for more information and online registration!

  • 06/28/2015 5:33 PM | Anonymous

    If you're running the IVS Half Marathon/Relay or any other long distance race this fall, please consider joining us for the Full Steam Ahead training program.

    Full Steam Ahead is designed to prepare novice and exerienced runners for the IVS Half Marathon/Relay and is led by seasoned IVS runners as workout instructors.

    There will be an information/pre-registration meeting on June 30th at Woodruff High School starting at 5:30 PM.  Workouts will begin on July 7th!

    Please refer to the IVS Half Marathon/Relay event page for more details about the event and Full Steam Ahead

    Full Steam Ahead is designed to prepare novice and experienced runners for the IVS Half Marathon/Relay led by seasoned IVS runners as workout instructors.

  • 06/15/2015 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    In case you missed it, here's the latest message from IVS president Chris Dierker:

    What a great week for running!  The various IVS Building Steam programs and the RCT / TEAM STEAM program runners and walkers are entering their final week of prep for Steamboat.  They've had a great Spring of running in the heat and the rain as well as the sunny days.  If you are planning to run or walk Steamboat and have not yet registered, make sure you register now as the IVS discount code expires tomorrow night.  To register, go to:  

    If you're not running Steamboat, we could definitely use your help, either this Wednesday night for packet preparation, on Friday afternoon at the Expo or Saturday morning on race day.  Lots of opportunities to help whether you are a first time volunteer or a seasoned Steamboat Classic veteran.  To sign up to volunteer, please go to: and click on volunteer.

    If you're running trails these days, CITRA, our Central Illinois Trail Running Alliancce has another great trail run coming up.  Don't miss out on the Indy 9ER at Independance Park in Marquette Heights.  Details are available at:

    Whether you run on the road, the trails or the track,  Hope to see you out there soon.

  • 05/27/2015 10:09 PM | Anonymous

    A photographer from the Peoria Journal Star was on site to take photos of the IVS Fun Run held on May 19th at Meinen Field (the track next to Shea Stadium).

    Click here to view the photos

    These photos were taken during the first event of the evening.  IVS members and fun run guests walked a lap around the quarter mile track with Steve Shostrom (one of the founders of the Illinois Valley Striders).  This was followed by a 4 mile run which featured two loops through Bradley Park.  It was a beautiful day, everyone enjoyed the run and the opportunity to connect with each other.

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Illinois Valley Striders
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Peoria, IL 61650-0069

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