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.


October 21 / Critter Crawl 6:00 p.m. / 5K & 10K 6:30 p.m.

Decatur Airport

Scareport is BACK! This unique course can’t be any flatter or faster! Lace up, dress up, and join the Decatur Park District for a 1/2 mile Critter Crawl or 5K/10K run on the lighted runway. Prizes in all age divisions and awards for best costume. Register by October 2nd to guarantee a meal and long-sleeve tee, no shirt orders will be taken after this date.

Fee: Critter Crawl: $30 ($35 on race day)
All Races/Walk: $35 ($40 on race day)

Register HERE at

Turkey Trot

Fairview Park
8 a.m., November 18
Enter the 5K or 10K run, 5K recreational walk, or 1/2 mile Turkey Tot Trot in Fairview Park! Tot Trot includes a T-shirt and participation prizes. 5K and 10K races include computerized results and 3-deep awards per age group. Register by November 3 to guarantee long-sleeved shirt. No shirt orders will be made after this date. Register online at by
November 3, mail your registration to the DISC, or call 217-429-3472.
Time: 6:30- 7:15 a.m. – Check-in
7:30 a.m. – Tot Trot; 8 a.m. – Race
Location: Fairview Park Pavilion #1
Fee: $30 ($35 on race day);
Tot Trot $20 ($25 on race day)

Tuesday Night Park Runs

Presented by Staley Credit Union
Head to Fairview 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 at the DISC.

Date: Tuesdays, June 18 – July 30
Time: Registration, 5:30 p.m.; Run, 6 p.m.
Location: Fairview Park Pavilion #1