Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:SBL Races for All Paces
Event Type(s):Community Event
Description:Running enthusiasts, beginning runners, avid walkers . . . whatever your pace, we have an event for you.
Join us at Races for all Paces, Saturday, May 14th, on the chip-timed challenging half marathon, 10K and 5K runs, and a one-mile fun run and walk. We even have events for toddlers! Races for all Paces starts and finishes in EIU’s O’Brien Stadium and features music and inflatables, face painting and more. Bring the whole family. Register today at
Event Date:5/14/2022
Event Time:7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central
Location:O'Brien Stadium
Charleston, IL 61920

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Contact Person:Laura Bollan
(phone: 217 345-6828)

The event includes a half marathon, as well as an individual 10K, 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Run/Walk, and even races for young children, including a “Toddler Trot” for kids ages 3 to 5 and a “Diaper Dash,” for kids under age 3 that takes place on the EIU football field.

Race participants are encouraged to bring the entire family. “We welcome everyone,” Bollan said. “Races for All Paces can be a competitive run or simply a fun day to enjoy with the family.” The event includes fun activities for people of all ages, including inflatable bounce houses for the kids, face painting, a photo booth and music for everyone’s enjoyment.

Participants are encouraged to register early to ensure receiving the desired shirt size, but people can register for all races up until 10 minutes before the start of each race on the day of the event. Course support for all events includes water, sport drinks, and chocolate milk, fruit and port-a-potties, which will be available at various stages of the events. Race bibs will feature a QR code that can be scanned for real-time race times.

There will also be an untimed One Mile Fun Run, and the Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash on the football field, giving even the youngest kids an opportunity to start an active lifestyle. A training schedule for each race and tips for running can be found on the Sarah Bush Lincoln website, for those who have never run before, Bollan said.

To register, go to T-shirts and medals are guaranteed for all runners registered (excluding Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash). Please note, registration fees are non-refundable and are used to support Healthy Communities programs. Parking is available in the O’Brien Stadium parking lot.

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