Welcome to the home of the Alton Road Runners Club. We host many races throughout the year, as well as a track series in June. We really like to focus on getting kids out and introducing them to running. We try to give back as much as we can. If you would like to join the club and help out being a volunteer at any of our races, you can find more information here.
Our biggest being our annual Great River Road Run every year on the saturday after thanksgiving in November. It is a 10 mile race, as well as a fun run 2 mile race on the majestic and always beautiful Great River Road. Our biggest event of the year is always a great time and we get runners from all over the country coming to run this race. If you would like to sign up or just find out more information, please visit our Great River Road Run PAGE. We hope to see you there!
We also host the Summer Running Series during the summer months. It is a three race event designed for kids but we welcome your entire family to join us as well, as there are a couple adult races too. There is one race in June, one in July, and we end the series in August with our annual Dash N Splash. Each event is filled with t-shirts, drinks, food, and at the Pee Wee Run in July each kid will take home a prize. Each kid gets to run all three races for only 5 dollars, yes 5 dollars. You get 3 t-shirts, 3 races, free drinks, free food, and an awesome prize all for only 5 dollars. Just visit our Summer Series PAGE for applications or more information on the series.
We also do a Summer Track Series in June. It is every thursday in June starting at 6pm at the East Alton Wood River High School Track. We usualy run about 6 track events and a few field events every night. We get all ages coming out to run at the track. We'll get kids as young as 3 years old to 80+ adults. It really is a fun time, for more information please visit the Track Series PAGE. We hope to see you at the track!
The last thing we do every year is host a Cross Country Banquet for high school runners from numerous high school teams from around the area. It is a great event and good opportunity to honor these young men and women for their outstanding running and hardwork that they put in to get there. More information can be found here on the banquet.