Race for the Kids Duathlon/5K


The 2018 Race for the Kids Will Start a Second Decade of Racing
for the Oblong Children’s Christian Home!

The annual Race for the Kids (a dualthon and 5K) began as the community project of a group of young professionals in the Leadership Crawford County, a community academy for local leaders.  Slowly, the fundraiser has grown its own legs and weathered a few storms (remember the flooding of 2014?); now, we enter Decade #2 with the 11th Annual Race for the Kids to be held June 2, 2018.

The air horn will sound at 8:00 a.m. (CDT) on June 2, 2018 for the 11th Annual Race for the Kids, a joint duathlon and 5K for the benefit of the Oblong Children’s Christian Home.  The start/finish line will be the same for both races:  the northern-most entrance to the Hutsonville City Park in Hutsonville, IL.   Participants may choose to compete in the 5K or in the duathlon (2-mile run, 20-mile bike ride, and concluding 2-mile run).  Registration/packet pick-up begins at 6:45 a.m. and continues until 7:45 a.m.

Cost:  Early bird registration (postmarked by May 23) is $25 per individual or $50 per team.  Teams consist of two members—one biker and one runner.  Entry forms must be submitted together.  (Please specify biker or runner.)   Late registration fees (postmarked after May 23) and on-site registrations are $30 per individual or $60 per team.


Awards:  Awards will be presented immediately following each race (5K and duathlon) in the following age categories:  20 and under, 21—30, 31—40, 41—50, 51—60, and 61 and over.  Also receiving recognition will be the overall 5K winners (male and female), the overall individual duathlon winners (male and female), and the overall duathlon team winners.

Participants will receive:  A commemorative t-shirt (guaranteed only to those who pre-register), a finisher medal, goody bag, and post-race refreshments.


Course description:  The duathlon begins with a flat 2 miles (out and back) followed by 20 miles by bike (gentle, rolling hills), following a lollipop route.  Participants conclude with the same, flat, 2-mile out-and-back run.   The 5K course begins at the park.  Participants will run or walk through town (loop, flat, paved roadway).

Registration is a click away:  Two options are available to you for quick and painless registration.  If you would like to register now and pay by mail or even bring your registration fee to the race, click here.  We’ll receive all of your information and will send to you an invoice for payment at a later date.  However, if you would like to use a credit/debit card or even ACH from your bank account, you may click here.  Your payment is secure, and your registration is complete in an instant.

Invite your friends.  Join us for the next decade of FUNdraising through the annual Race for the Kids!

To view pictures from the 2017 event, click here.

To view 2017 finishing times, click here.

 Previous results:

To view 2016 finishing times, click here.

To view 2015 finishing times, click here.

To view 2014 finishing times, click here.