People love an adrenaline rush, which is why we play extreme sports and go bulk shopping. Go big with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for entry for one to the half-marathon (a $60 value)
- $15 for entry for two to the kids' 1-mile run (a $30 value)
The City of Peoria half-marathon and kids' run kick off at Rio Vista Community Park on Sunday, March 10, at 8 a.m. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. All participants receive an event T-shirt and a finisher's medal, and the top three runners in each division receive individual awards. For the kids' run, parents may run with their children for no additional charge.
City of Peoria Running
On March 10, the unmistakable sound of scampering sneakers heralded the arrival of Peoria's first ever half-marathon. Divided into age groups ranging from children to senior citizens, participants followed a continuous, open, paved route along the New River Trail System in the first event of Peoria's inaugural race series. Instead of having to deal with the regular streets’ bustle of cars and escaped parade floats, runners will have sole ownership over the pavement during 11 events held throughout the year. All runners receive points for participating in each race and how they finish, with the top 100 point-earners entered in a prize lottery at the end of the Series. Some events also include abbreviated Tortoise & Hare Kids' Run courses that give kids a safe place to develop a love for running and stay active.