Illinois Valley Striders


IVS News & Updates

  • 07/28/2018 7:38 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    The Bridge to Bridge Run is a successful event in no small part because of our wonderful corps of volunteers.

    The Bridge to Bridge Run needs volunteers to help in the following areas: Saturday Registration and Packet Pick Up, Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up, Race Course Corner Monitors, Water Stop Workers, and Post Race Celebration.

    B2B is especially in need of course workers and a water stop crew.

    All Volunteers who sign up before Aug. 27 will receive a special Bridge to Bridge Run Volunteer Tech Tee Shirt to wear at the race. The Yellow Bridge to Bridge Run Volunteer Tee Shirt admits the wearer to the AWESOME Bridge to Bridge Run post Race Celebration at the CEFCU Center Stage.

    Be sure to enter Tee Shirt Gender Preference and Size when completing the Volunteer Sign Up Form.

  • 07/09/2018 1:15 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    IVS Grand Prix Standings as of 7/9/18 ... 5 contenders for 5th OA....less than 5k apart...and none of the Top 5 are unbeatable... 2018 is heating up.

    It's not too late to join the GP Series ... sign up NOW! (Every new registrant gets back credit for all 2018 GP races completed and volunteer work)

    Complete standings and GP race schedule

  • 07/07/2018 7:53 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    The IVS Bridge to Bridge run website is active and on line.  Check out the latest B2B information at

  • 07/06/2018 10:18 PM | Bill Holmes (Administrator)

    Post race party is at Cefcu Stage after finishing the race.
    Food will be served immediately!
    Biaggis pasta, chicken with white sauce and vegetarian red sauce both with bread on the side.
    Water,energy drinks and beer to drink!
    Assorted snack foods and cookies to finish off with.
    Awards will start about 8:30!

    Remember that all water on the course at water stations is reverse osmosis water!

  • 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!

Have a question for IVS?  Please contact us!


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

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