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Sun October 20, 2024 Ellsworth, IL 61737 US Directions


New Course in 2024!

Dam Site Half Marathon

$70 $39.99 7:30AM CDT Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT


Due to road construction around Lake Bloomington, the 2024 Dam Site Run will take place at Dawson Lake within beautiful Moraine View State Park.  Don't worry, they have a Dam there too!

ABOUT THE DAM SITE RUN...  The Dam Site Run was created in 2020.  It started as simply a rare opportunity to race that year when nearly every other race was cancelled.  Turns out, the late October date meant perfect fall colors as the leaves started to fall around Lake Bloomington, creating the perfect backdrop for a fall race.

THE TRADITION CONTINUES IN 2024.... BUT AT A NEW DAM!   This year we have worked hard to find a new site given the significant road construction around Lake Bloomington.  We can't wait to run at Dawson Lake within beautiful Moraine View State Park.  You can expect the same high quality race with many of the same features you've come to know and love... Certified course... Post race food... Chip timed, with split times... Awards...Finisher medal (optional)... Awesome swag after you finish.  And beautiful fall colors.  Our goal is to give you your money's worth.

NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS ...  We are challenging ourselves to put on an event with no single use plastics.  No plastic water bottles, not even bottles of sports drinks.  If we can put on an event and leave a more positive impact on our environment, we should, right?  

CAN YOU FIND A BETTER VALUE!? The registration launch special is only $34.99 (valid the first week of registration only).  And all active Lake Run Club Members are entitled to $10 off their registration.  Seriously, another $10 off!  Thank you for being a Lake Run Club member and supporting this local event, and enjoy entry starting at just $24.99.

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Ellsworth, IL US 61737

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Photos on this site courtesy of Charles Green and Sandra Sharp.


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