Decatur is a Runner Friendly Community

In 2017, Decatur proudly renewed its designation as a Road Runners Club of America “Runner Friendly Community”! This  distinction recognizes cities that stand out as runner-friendly, which improves that quality of life, economic impact, and physical activity for residents.


June 6 is National Running Day!

The Park District will join Fleet Feet Sports at their BIG RUN on June 6 in recognition of National Running Day! Check out Fleet Feet Facebook page for details! Race, food, fun!


Staley Firecracker Road Run/Walk

Start off your 4th of July at the Staley Firecracker Road Walk/Run! Compete in a 1/2 mile kids run, 4 or 8-mile races, or join in the 2-mile fun run/walk. Register by June 22 to guarantee a dri-fit shirt or tank. Three deep awards in the 4 and 8-mile races. Register at, pick up an entry form at the DISC, or call 429-7750.

  • Check-in: 6:30 – 7:15 a.m.
  • Fee: Kids Run, $16 ($21 on race day) OR All races, $26 ($31 on race day)
  • Early Packet Pickup: July 3 at Overlook Adventure Park


Tuesday Night Park Runs Presented by Staley Credit Union

Head to Fairview Park Pavilion #1 for a Tuesday night run in the park! Half-mile Tot Trot, 1-mile Fun Run, and various distances up to six miles. A race & sponsor schedule is available HERE and at the DISC.