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

For the kids mostly… But it helps my health and sanity as well (; <3 St. Jude

Staci Strawbridge October 23, 2014

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. Always the kids.

Meryl Brown October 23, 2014