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5K Run & Walks



5kLooking for a new, rural training ground?

Head to our Henry County Outdoor Gym.  Lace up your sneakers and enjoy the silence while you find your state of mind running along our back roads. Catch a glimpse of nature at our state parks while you jog along our trails. We invite you to explore rural America with happy feet and experience a burst of energy as you line up at one of our community 5K runs.  Go fast or slow any direction by yourself or with your running groupies.  Every passion has its destiny, let it be the back roads of Henry County.

April 23

Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo • 309-927-3044
Family fun for all ages! Enjoy the quiet streets and pastoral countryside of this historic village.

June 5

Carol M. Guthrie Memorial 5k Run and Fun Walk • 309-945-6120
Enjoy Annawan, a friendly town where you will be greeted with a wave of hello.

June 18

Maple City 4 • 309-944-2686
Calling all racers, daughters and sons, too; race with dad through the Geneseo community streets for this fun 4K run. A 1-mile run and ¼ mile kid’s fun run will be held on the high school track.

June 26

Hennepin Hustle 5k Run and Fun Walk • 309-230-6913
A lovely off-road run or walk along the Scenic Hennepin Canal Parkway through Colona’s 3-mile city park.

July 4

medalsFreedom Fest 5k Run and Fun Walk • 309-932-2731
Enjoy the city’s town and country roads for the old and young at heart, quarter-mile fun run for kids!

July 16

Woodhull Fun Fest • 309-334-2448
Experience a 5K race winding through Woodhull and the countryside.  A family-fun run for the soon-to-be 5K runners is available, too!

July 23

Bark in the Park • 309-507-0617
5K Run/walk highlights healthy family and fun activities with the opportunities to include the family dog(s), too.

August 27

Forever Young Run • 309-936-7658
Family time is race time!  Plan to participate in the Jordan Rahn Memorial 5K/1 Mile run, in memory of Jordan Rahn during Atkinson Heritage Days. The flat race course winds through Atkinson’s streets.

September 3

Hog Day Stampede 5k Run and Fun Walkrunners3 • 309-852-2175
The four-mile Stampede is a flat figure-eight course with two small hills winding through one of Kewanee’s historic residential areas. Kids can enjoy a quarter-mile “fun run.”

Charger 10 Mile, Tom and Lindsey 5K and Fun Run   309-476-1343
Orion High School is the start for all runs. Try the PTA fun runs – pick one for your skill level from 1 mile to 1 block!

September 10

Annawan Canal Ambush Mini-Triathlon and 5K Run/Walk5k2 309-935-6226
Experience the stunning Hennepin Canal on a beautiful autumn day. Run on the multi-purpose trail, bike along Patriot Way, and paddle down the Hennepin Canal to victory!

September 17

Run for Alpha 1 5K Run/Walk

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Henry County Fairgrounds is home to this first time 5K Run/Walk event.

October 1 & 2

The Hennepin Hundred Ultra Marathon   815-261-2667
Think of it: 100 miles of trail along the historic Hennepin Canal in the heart of Illinois for a flat and fast, point-to-point, ultra-marathon! The inaugural race to be run along the Hennepin Canal in Northwest Illinois will travel through Whiteside, Bureau, and Henry Counties. Races offered are a 100 mile and 50 mile solo and 100 mile relay.

December 10

Geneseo Jingle 5K Run 309-944-2686
Put on your holiday best and dash the Geneseo community streets in this festive run.

December 31

Run your Ice Off 5K Run 309-852-2175
End the year with a race flat course race in and around Kewanee, held rain, wind, or snow!