Illinois Valley Striders


IVS News & Updates

  • 06/30/2018 1:03 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    The GP Discount Codes for the Run for Life (7/14) and Lacon Old Settlers Races (8/25) have been updated/reprogrammed, and are now functional.  Apologies to all who had difficulty trying to use the codes.   Much Gratitude to Brad Henz of Shazam Racing for the prompt responses.

  • 06/18/2018 10:38 AM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    IVS Grand Prix Update: Lincoln Douglas 3 & 8 Mile Road Races 6/23

    Because of technical difficulties, the IVS Grand Prix Race Discount is not available through online registration. 
    The Grand Prix Discount IS AVAILABLE using the attached mail in registration form, and will be available for race day registrations. Note the GP Discount Code on the registration form, or, at race day registration, ask for the discount by name ... the RD has a list of eligible Grand Prix Participants.

  • 05/08/2018 10:21 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Coming Soon ... SPECIAL membership rates for Students--- check back here for details.

  • 04/27/2018 10:42 AM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Save R Sight, 4/28 Metamora High School, 8:00 A.M.

    Humane Race, 4/29 Bradley Park, 1:00 P.M.

    Cinco de Kilo Cheer Zone and Water Station, 5/4 5:30 P.M.  Contact:  Sue Miller

  • 04/27/2018 10:40 AM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)


    (Also Counts for IVS Grand Prix Volunteer Service)

    The 33rd Annual Komen Peoria Race for the Cure is 8:00 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Metro Centre. Volunteer help from the Illinois Valley Striders helps make this huge event a great success.

    Volunteer help is requested for the following activities:   

    METRO CENTRE SET-UP Session 1 - Friday, May 11, from 1:p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Volunteers set up scaffolding, hang banners, etc.  To volunteer, contact Philip Lockwood, Race Director (email: or phone: M: 657-2478).   

    METRO CENTRE SET-UP Session 2 - Saturday, May 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 a.m. Volunteers set up Start and Finish areas, hang banners, etc.  To volunteer, contact Philip Lockwood, Race Director (email: or phone: M: 657-2478).  

     FINISH LINE VOLUNTEERS - Saturday, May 12, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Volunteers provide assistance in the Finish Line Area.  To volunteer, contact Philip Lockwood, Race Director (email: or phone: M: 657-2478).   

    COURSE MONITORS - Saturday, May 12, from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. - Volunteers staff intersections throughout the race course.  To volunteer, contact Philip Lockwood, Race Director (email: or phone: M: 657-2478).   Note:  We especially need more Course Monitors.

    METRO CENTRE SITE RESTORATION - Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers take down and load all equipment throughout Metro Centre Parking Lot, at the start and finish line areas, etc.  To volunteer, contact Philip Lockwood, Race Director (email: or phone: M: 657-2478).

  • 04/05/2018 5:33 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Eureka Heart House 5k & 10k IVS Grand Prix Discount Code is now available on the Grand Prix Discount page at  Register NOW!

  • 04/02/2018 10:59 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)
  • 03/06/2018 8:51 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Bridge to Bridge Registration is now open, with a $5.00 Discount for IVS Members (IVS Members must log into to see the discount code under "Members/Members Only" tab)

  • 01/13/2018 1:36 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    The Big Hill Big Chill and Chill Billy Races are Jan. 20 .... Both are Grand Prix "fun" races (no points) but are opportunities to have fun AND get the volunteer requirement fulfilled. 

    The FamilyCore Frosty 5k is Jan. 27, and the Grand Prix Discount code is available.

    The Interplanetary 5k, Mar. 24, Tiger Trot 5k,  and Snackpac 5k (Sept 29) Discount codes are also posted.

    IVS Grand Prix Discount Codes are available to all registered 2018 IVS Grand Prix Participants at

  • 11/22/2017 8:43 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Registration for the 2018 Grand Prix Series is open.  

    Access to Grand Prix Race Discount Codes will continue for 2017 Grand Prix Participants until 12/31/17.   As of January 1, 2018, only currently registered 2018 Grand Prix Participants will have access to the Grand Prix Discount Codes.

    The registration process has been simplified for 2018.

    The 2018 Grand Prix Schedule is now available.

Have a question for IVS?  Please contact us!


Illinois Valley Striders
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Peoria, IL 61650-0069

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