Year Started: 1984
Run Distance: 50 mi.
Fundraising Commitment: $1,000
Run Segments: 2-3 mi.

A young girl named Karen Bodach was diagnosed with ALL in 1984 and became a St. Jude patient. Her dad Bill and his 2 neighbors Roger Myers and Steve Bruner organized the 1st Galesburg to Peoria run.


Heather Kniker, Coordinator, 309-335-3205

Jen Good, Coordinator, 309-368-5635

Jennifer Robinson, Treasurer, 309-337-1500

Event Calendar

Upcoming Events
6:00 pm Trivia Bowl @ Canton Elk's Lodge
Trivia Bowl @ Canton Elk's Lodge
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm
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Why I Run

For the kids!!!! As long as my body is able to run, I pledge to run (and fundraise ) for kids like Addi and their families. St. Jude is a very special community. I feel honored to run on their behalf!

Amy Wolthusen Schmuck October 23, 2014

For the kids! Finally got to the hospital in Memphis after this last run from St. Louis! I’ll be running every year I physically can after that visit!

Staci Strawbridge October 23, 2014

Why not? I love to run, I’m good at it and I know what its like to hear those words “you have cancer”. If I can do something I love and it helps others, I ask, why not?

Anna Kinkade October 23, 2014