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Solorio Memorial Outing

SPRING VALLEY — The Frank Solorio Memorial Golf Outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at Spring Creek Golf Course. Cost is $75 per golfer for the 2-person scramble, 4-person team. Registration will start 8 a.m. registration with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Checks may be sent to the DePue Men’s Club at P.O. Box 707, DePue, IL 61322.

Pay It Forward

SPRING CREEK — David Bernabei’s 40th Celebration of Life Pay It Forward golf outing is set for Saturday, Aug. 30, at Spring Creek Golf Course. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Proceeds will benefit Cops For Cancer, 10/33 Ambulance and Dalzell Fire Department. For more information, call Wendy Raef at 815-894-9236.


Gateway 5K

PRINCETON — Gateway Services will hold its first Gateway 5K on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m., starting at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. This 5K is for awareness of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The theme this year is Superhero Showdown. Runners can choose to dress up as a superhero of their choice. There will be “villains” along the course with squirt phasers cooling the runners off as they move along the course.

The Gateway 5K Superhero Showdown will start and finish at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. Runners and volunteers will be able to park there and registration will be in the main building.

All proceeds will go towards the programs Gateway Services provides.

To register as a runner, a volunteer, to sponsor the event, or to get more information, go to

Run/Walk for the Rec

PERU — The 5K Race to benefit the Peru Recreation Summer Programs will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, with check-in held at 7 a.m. at Parkside School in Peru. Entry fee is $20 before Aug. 18 and $25 on day of races.

Checks made payable to the City of Peru may be sent to City of Peru, Run for the Rec, 1901 Fourth St., Peru, IL 61354.

Red Cross Walk

PERU — Mark your calendars now for the 22nd annual Red Cross Walk, Run, Bike on Sunday, Aug. 24 at Baker Lake in Peru. Registration begins at noon with the event kicking off at 1 p.m. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt.

It’s not too late to get a team together through your workplace, club and organizations or with friends and family. Walk Run Bike is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes food, drinks, raffles, music and outdoor games that participants look forward to year after year.

Money raised support the local Red Cross’s local programs, including fire, flood, tornado and other disaster services training and response and mobile meal deliveries.

For more info and to register, visit, call 815-223-0922 or email


PERU — The annual Illinois Valley Community Hospital Healthy Choices, Healthy You Fall Fitness 5K has been added to the list of official Starved Rock Runners Ltd. circuit races.

The race will get underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Washington Park in Peru. The IVCH 5K, which is listed as SRRL Circuit Race #15, also features computerized chip timing meaning runners can get their times as soon as they finish, technical T-shirts for all entrants who pre-register by Sept. 3, cash prizes for setting a new course or age group record and a pie feast immediately after the race.

Non-competitive walkers are also invited to enter and there will be a free kids’ challenge run following the race.

The entry fee is $18 if received before Sept. 1 and $22 after, including on race day, when registration will start at 7 a.m.

Runners and walkers can register online at or download an application form at Entry forms are also available at the IVCH rehab center next to the Illinois Valley YMCA and at the West Street information desk at IVCH.

For more information, call Jim Schaefer at 815-780-3208 or send a message to

Underground Railroad 5K

PRINCETON — The 22nd annual Underground Railroad 5K Run/Walk will be held Sept. 13 in conjunction with the Homestead Festival beginning and ending at the Metro Center in Princeton. Registration is at 7 a.m. with the race to follow at 8 a.m.

This year’s event will include a Kiddie Fun Run for children ages 5-12 that starts at 10 a.m. It is free.

The fee is $20 before Sept. 1 and $30 after. Checks should be made payable to Princeton Park District and sent to 837 Park Ave. West, Princeton, IL, 61356. For more information, call Nick Davis at 815-872-0840.

Naplate’s Pasta Push 5K

NAPLATE — The Naplate Pasta Push 5K will be held Sept. 14 starting near the Naplate Village Hall. Registration is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. with the race to begin at 10 a.m.

The fee is $20 before Sept. 7 and $25 after. There is a family discount for four or more people in the same family of $75. Make checks payable to the Naplate Park Fund. Send forms to Jill Nevins at 3091 E. 1825 Road, Ottawa, IL 61350.

For more information, contact Nevins at 815-434-1148 or 815-434-6327, or email

Girls Scouts Outing

SPRINGFIELD – Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) will host the inaugural Legacy for Leadership Golf Outing on Sept. 25 at Piper Glen Golf Club, with proceeds benefitting GSCI.

The event will feature a full day of activities including a clinic in the morning followed by a luncheon and golf outing in the afternoon. The day will conclude with a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Four LPGA professionals will participate in activities throughout the day.

“Springfield had a 36-year love affair with the LPGA,” said Kate Peters, COO of fund development, marketing and communications for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. “There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not asked to put together an outing or a reunion for the many friends and family of the former LPGA golf tourney. We thought this would be a great way to celebrate leaders in the game of women’s golf as we at Girl Scouts work to build female leaders in the game of life.”

Individual playing positions are $250 and include admission to the clinic, luncheon, outing and evening reception. Tickets for clinic and luncheon only are $50, and tickets for the reception only are $50. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For additional information contact Kate Peters at 217-241-3743 or via email at or visit


Illinois Valley Titans tryouts

NAPLATE - Tryouts for the Illinois Valley Titans 11-and-under traveling baseball team will be held at noon Sept. 6 at the Naplate baseball diamond. Rainout date is Sept. 14. For more information or if you can’t make the tryouts, call Jeff Demoss at 630-878-9817.

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