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Proceeds for this year’s race will be donated to the following charities:
  • Foster Pet Outreach
  • Dream Factory of Central Illinois
  • Camp New Hope


  • What: 5K run/walk through scenic
  • Where: downtown Peoria
  • Date: July 4th
  • Time: 7:30 am
  • Location: Start/Finish at Hooters
  • Features: Chip timing, technical shirts, refreshments, and while supply lasts;  lite beer for participants at Hooters

Race Information

  • Race Fee: $30.00 (until June 1st) $35.00 (June 2nd- July 1st) $40.00 July 2-4)
  • Race Day: July 4th
  • Start Time: 7:30
  • Location: Hooter’s | 418 SW Water St  | Peoria, IL 61602
  • Route Details: (Please note… This is the same route as last year.  The current link is from last years event)


  • A 3.1 mile flat course through downtown Peoria and along the Riverfront with a water station near the half-way point. A course map is included in the race packet.


  • Awards will be presented at 9am on the day of the race.
  • You must be present to receive your award.  We will not be shipping or delivering these awards after race day

Race Packet Pickup Information

  • Where: Running Central (311 Southwest Water Street, Peoria, IL‎)
  • When: July 2nd.
  • Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Donations: We will be accepting donations to The Salvation Army during Packet Pickup

Peoria Jaycees | PO Box 2, Peoria, IL 61650 | (309) 676-5292