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

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