The St. Jude Runs – Kilometers for Kids is an event that offers both an endurance race and short-distance race in one. Runners can choose to run a Solo 10x5K, a 2-Person Relay 10x5K, or a 5K. The event will be held at Bob Mays Park in Quincy, IL.
The 10x5K event starts at 7:00 A.M. Each runner will need to be in the designated starting corral at the top of each hour for 10 consecutive hours. All 10 loops must be completed to be eligible for any awards. The 5K event starts at 10:00 A.M. and runs the same route as the 10x5K participants (yes, it will be crazy). 2-Person Relay Teams choose their own order for runners and share one bib for the whole day. This is the best of both worlds; there will be crazy fast runners and crazy ultra-runners on the same course. There will be a runner rehab area for the relay and solo runners to set up tents and hangout while waiting for the next race.
An aid station will be set up at the Bob Mays Shelter House. Water, Tailwind, Coca-Cola, and various snacks will be provided. There will be no cooked food on-site this year. Participants are encouraged to provide his/her own hydration and/or fuel as needed/preferred. This is a cup-free event and participants are requested to bring his/her own hydration bottle. Restrooms will be available at the shelter house.
Registrations during Packet Pickup or Race Morning will be allowed, but the participant will have to pay in cash or check. You will not be guaranteed a shirt if you choose this method. We encourage all participants to register via website to ensure we have accurate numbers and for planning purposes.
Saturday, 9/2/2023 from 4 P.M. - 7 P.M. at Bob Mays Parking Lot AND Race Day from 6 A.M. to 6:45 A.M at the shelter house.
5K – Medals given to Top Male, Top Female, and Top Runner per age group. All runners will be eligible for awards for this race.
Overall Male, Overall Female, Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and Over.
Solo 10x5K – Medals given to Top (3) individuals based on Accumulative-Time for Male/Female.
2-Person Relay 10x5K – Medals given to Top (3) Teams based on Accumulative-Time.
Safety is our top priority. Updates will be provided on our Facebook Page as needed.
Rules of the Trails
For your safety, we cannot allow the following: rollerblades, skates, skateboards, scooters, bikes, strollers, walking sticks.
Pets strongly discouraged.
Headsets/headphones are discouraged. We are not responsible for missed instructions or accidents due to use.
All proceeds from this event will be included in the 2023 Quincy to Peoria St. Jude Run Donation. NO REFUNDS.
Local time: 5:45 AM