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  • 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.

  • 12/04/2015 11:41 AM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    Running from Broken Tree( original location of Running Central). We will be running the Boredom course out to the Tower in Peoria Heights and back. You can do all or as many miles as you like.

  • 12/01/2015 5:12 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    Running the classic Wednesday night Bishop Hill loop. Come join us and don't forget your reflective gear!!! 6pm start time!!

  • 11/20/2015 3:33 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    We will be getting in some Pre-Turkey miles in West Peoria at 6pm. Park in the lot to the south of the Franciscan Complex on Sterling Avenue. Wear reflective gear and bring a friend or twenty!!!

  • 11/10/2015 11:45 AM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    We are running from the Tower in Peoria Heights to safety town and back weather allowed. Wear reflective gear and bring a light/headlamp to be visible.

  • 11/03/2015 7:44 PM | Jason Young (Administrator)

    The following request is being posted on behalf of Philip Lockwood:

    The Illinois Valley Striders is seeking volunteers to assist with the IHSA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 7, at Detweiller Park. Local volunteer groups manage the course crowd control operations, and we invite you to volunteer.

    This spectacular event features spirited competition between hundreds of high school athletes supported by thousands of screaming fans - a mosaic of team colors mixed with the backdrop of autumn's changing colors.

    Race Schedule

    · Class A Girls Race - 9:00 a.m.

    · Class A Boys Race - 10:00 a.m.

    · Class AA Girls Race - 11:00 a.m.

    · Class AA Boys Race - 12:00 p.m.

    · Class AAA Girls Race - 1:00 p.m.

    · Class AAA Boys Race - 2:00 p.m.

    Volunteers should report to the Finish Line by 8:00 a.m. FREE Parking for volunteers is available at the BMX Course (immediately south of Detweiller Park on Rt. 29) by showing IHSA Officials Wrist Band. Official IHSA Officials Wrist Bands may be picked up from Running Central, 311 SW Water Street, during regular business hours from Tuesday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Nov. 6.

    Please direct confirmations/questions to Philip Lockwood (

    Best regards,


  • 10/26/2015 11:46 AM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    We are starting our run Wednesday evening at 6pm. The route will go from Liberty park down the river trail to the Woodruff ballpark and back. Hope to see some smiles and headlamps!!!

  • 10/19/2015 2:20 PM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    Running the Bishop Hill loop on Tuesday at 6PM. All paces welcome!!!

  • 10/06/2015 8:36 AM | Michael Lewellyn (Administrator)

    Running the West Peoria loop at 7AM meeting at Broken Tree. 

    All paces welcome!!!

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Illinois Valley Striders
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Peoria, IL 61650-0069

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