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.

Staley RUN White & Blue Road Run/Walk

July 4 / Kids’ Run 7:30 a.m. / Timed Race 8 a.m.

Overlook Adventure Park

Compete in a re-formatted 1/2 mile kids’ run, 5K run, or join in the 2-mile fun run/walk. Register by June 23 to guarantee a shirt orders will be taken after this date. Registration includes admission to Splash Cove from 9 – 11 a.m. Register at, pick up an entry form at the DISC, or call 217-429-7750. Click here to register.

Check-in: 6:30 – 7:15 a.m.
Fee: Kids Run: $20 ($25 on race day)
All Races/Walk: $30 ($35 on race day)
Early Packet: July 3 Overlook Adventure Park


Turkey Trot

Enter the 5K or 10K run, 5K recreational walk, or ½ 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 7 to guarantee a long-sleeved shirt, in the 5K,
10K, and walk. No shirts ordered after this date. Purchase a Turkey Trot
cotton beanie or stretch fleece headband for $12 each (must be ordered by
November 8). Call Gabby Cliff at 217-429-7750 with any questions.
Register online at or mail your application & fee by November
19 to Decatur Indoor Sports Center, 1295 W. Wood, Decatur, IL 62522, or
call 217-429-3472.
Race Time: Tot Trot at 7:30 a.m.
Races and Walk begin at 8 a.m.
Fee: Tot Trot, $16 by November 19; $21 on race day
Race/Walk, $26 by November 19; $31 on race day
(Register by November 7 to guarantee a shirt)
Packet Pick-Up: Friday, November 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Scovill Activity Center – 3909 W Main St
Race Day Registration: 6:45 – 7:30 a.m. at Fairview Park Pavilion #1

Click here for the registration packet!

Click here to register online

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 14 – July 26
Time: Registration, 5:30 p.m.; Run, 6 p.m.
Location: Fairview Park Pavilion #1