04.6.2013 - 52 runners showed up for the Boston Unity run on April 16th.
52 area runners / walkers showed up at the YMCA to head out on a 3 mile run through the city to raise awareness and show support for the victims in Boston. We began with 26.2 seconds of silence before heading out for the run. Seen here leading the run with the American Flag is Rick Loving, President of the Kankakee River Running Club. Thank you to everybody who joined us for this event and for all of the support we received from cars and businesses as we ran by.
04.15.13 - From our President, Rick Loving.
I hope I speak for everyone from the Kankakee River Running Club when I say how deeply I am saddened by the events at the Boston Marathon today. Our prayers and well wishes go out to everyone affected by this tragic incident. As a runner, who has many times dreamed of running this historic race, the horrific loss of life, critical injuries and lifelong dreams that were destroyed by this act of evil is beyond any words of condolences....
Call to action from our Social Secretary - Stephanie Rogers
Calling any and all runners!! Whether you have run or walked ANY race!! In support of Boston wear a race shirt tomorrow!! If you can't wear a race shirt what about running shoes or compression socks?!? Lets show unity to fellow runners!!!
The Kankakee River Running Club welcomes individuals of all ages, abilities, and fitness preferences.
The club is a social organization whose members embrace a healthy lifestyle and the friendship of others. Members receive quarterly newsletters, are encouraged to participate in the club’s social activities, and are welcomed to assist the club’s president and social director with ideas, stories for the newsletters, and coordination of events.
This is a 2-loop course run on the city streets following the perimeter of Small Memorial Park and the Kennedy Upper Grade School. Splits will be called at the 1 and 2 mile marks. The finish will be computerized. The accuracy of the course is certified by USA Track & Field.
On March 1st, the club will participate in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Last year we had 23 people on the team and raised over $4,000! So, come join us. More details are available at the Illinois Polar Plunge website - www.plungeillinois.com . Once you register, you can join the team when asked. It's the Kankaee River Running Club / Legion Post 755 Plunge Squad. See you there!
RACE FOR RANDY
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Race for Rancy. All proceeds from this race went to Club Member Randy Reigel to help with his medical expenses since he suffered a stroke last year.
PAUSE FOR PATRIOTISM
The Pause for Patriotism 5K and 2mile fun walk was held May 18th at 8:00 AM. Thank you to everyone who participated.
About This Event
This is a 5K race with multiple age groups with age group awards. It is sponsored by the Kankakee River Running Club and the Pause for Patriotism group. Proceeds benefit both groups. See the Race Results for this year's results.
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival 5K
The Bourbonnais Friendship Festival and the Kankakee River Running Club hosted the 2013 Friendship Festival 5K. The race started near the Bourbonnais Municipal Center located at 444 William Latham Drive in Bourbonnais. The race was very successful and will be back in 2014! Thank you to all who raced or volunteered.