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Taylor repeats in Bureau Valley 5K

Rec Report

Brian Taylor of Princeton won the Bureau Valley Renaissance 5K for the second straight year Saturday, turning in the top top of 18:28.

Becky Mecum of Buda was the first female finisher in 25:43.

First finishers from Wyanet were Kevin Sights (24:00) and Alicia Backer (26:59).

Tiger tennis

PRINCETON — The Tiger Tennis Classic, hosted by the Princeton High School tennis program, hits the PHS courts for singles play Saturday, July 21. The doubles tournament will follow a week later on Saturday, July 28.

Tennis players may register online at

DePue 5K

DEPUE — The eighth annual DePue Celebration 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, July 28 starting at 8 a.m. from the DePue Fire Station.

This is the second year of a redesigned course. Pre-registration is $20 and available until July 16 ; cost is $25 after. Race day registration is from 7 – 7:45 a.m. This course has two hills and two water stops. Split timing at miles 1 & 2. Oranges and bananas as well as cold water provided at the end of the race. Technical t-shirt provided to all runners and walkers. Awards will be given to top male and female, top DePue male and female as well as medals to the top three in the 14 age groups.

The race is run by the DePue Men’s Club and is held in conjunction with the PRO National Championship Boat Races at Lake DePue.

Pow Wow Days 5K

TISKILWA — Tiskilwa will also be hosting its eighth annual Pow Wow Days 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 4 starting at 8 a.m. at East Park in Tiskilwa. Entry fees are $25 before July 19,and $30 after through race day. A family of 4 can run for $80 and there is a $20 per person corporate discount.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age division, the first female and male Tiskilwa High School alumni finishers and the overall male and female winners.

Checks made payable to: Pow Wow Days Run/Walk Mail completed form to: Tiskilwa Pow Wow Days Run/Walk 330 State Street, Tiskilwa, Ill. 61368. For more information, visit Facebook page Tiskilwa Pow Wow Days 5k Facebook page or

Note: The 2018 Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Tennis Tournament will be Aug. 10-12. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 815-539-6507.

or email

Batting for Benny

MENDOTA — A wiffle ball tournament to benefit Ben Bokus and his family will be held Sunday, Aug. 5 at Mendota High School. Registration is $120 per six-person team, limited to the first 28 teams. Registration is due by July 19 and made be sent with checks made payable to Batting for Benny, 1403 E. Main, Mendota, IL 61342.

Bokus, a 2018 Mendota High School graduate and baseball player, was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Woodhull 5K

WOODHULL — Entries are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Woodhull Family Fun Fest 5K set for Saturday, July 21.

Entry forms are available online on race calendars at and or by contacting Lindsey Brown at 309-334-2934 or

Race day registration and packet pickup will begin at 6:45 a.m. and conclude at 7:45 a.m. sharp. The 3.1-mile run begins at AlWood High School; 301 E. 5th Ave., Woodhull at 8 a.m. The course is flat and fast, winding through the streets of Woodhull and the rural countryside north of town. Walkers are welcomed and are eligible for age group awards.

Awards go to the top three finishers in each Male and Female age division. Seventy-eight trophies will be awarded in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and new 65 and over category.

Oneida 5K

ONEIDA — Friends of Greig Memorial Library will be holding their annual 5k Run/Walk Saturday, July 28. All proceeds will be used to buy books and support patron services.

This a flat and fast race thru the streets of Oneida. The route has changed this year to give more straight out racing and a little more shade. Rest rooms and water stations provided as well as snack at the end.

Get more information and entry form at or New this year is reduced rate of $15 for kids 14 and under. The 5k will be followed by a free kids’ block race. All children will receive a prize. No registration is required.

The race is in conjunction with the Oneida Sweet Corn Festival. and Oneida Car Show.

Upcoming races include:

• The Music in Motion 5K in Sterling at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug 4. Online registration available at Contact Barb Lauff at 815-626-1948 or

• The Mendota CornaPalooza 5K/10K Race and Fitness Walk in Mendota, Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $25 if postmarked by July 28 and $30 after. Contact JoeEllyn Gahan at 815-539-1659.

• The Boo Milby 5K Run/Walk in LaSalle, Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20 until Aug. 16 and $25 after. Contact Joanne Milby at 815-223-1885.

The Z Tour

PRINCETON — The Z Tour will ride again Saturday in Princeton, marking the 8th annual event.

There is a new group registration category offered this year called Me + 3. Sign up yourself along with at least three fellow riders, and your team will receive $25 in Princeton Chamber of Commerce Bucks. There will be check-in on Friday night featuring “Cousin Eddie” at the Princeton Tourism Street Concert in downtown Princeton.

For more information, visit and search Z Tour Bike Ride.

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