Year Started: 1990
Run Distance: 55 mi.
Fundraising Commitment: $1,000
Run Segments: 1-3 mi.

In 1990, some caring individuals came together to support a mutual friend whose child, along with other local children, were undergoing treatment at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Their efforts resulted in the first Lincoln to Peoria Run. This group of dedicated individuals has continued this event and has raised thousands of dollars for sick children.


Chad Kerns, Coordinator/Treasurer, 217-750-2525

Kelsey Doolin, Coordinator


Why I Run

I do it for the kids! <3 st jude

Angelia Hill Ellis October 23, 2014

Because I have two healthy kids and am really good at fundraising…not so good at the running 🙂

Desirae Hood Smick October 23, 2014

For the kids. Always the kids.

Meryl Brown October 23, 2014