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Passavant-Gatorade 5K | 10K Set for May 25


The 27th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K is 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate. Proceeds from the Race will benefit youth scholarships for the Western Illinois Youth Camp.

Both courses start and finish on Founder’s Lane on the east side of the Passavant campus. The courses are considered flat and fast and travel through mostly residential areas on Jacksonville’s west side. Course maps are available on the Passavant-Gatorade Race page on Both courses are certified by USA Track and Field.

The first 400 participants to cross the finish line will receive a commemorative finisher’s medal. Custom pint glasses are presented to the top overall male and female finisher in each race and to first, second, and third place, male and female, in 13 age categories. Post-race refreshments will be available and there will be prize drawings.

Registration is open at Advance registration (before 12 noon on Wednesday, May 22) is $25. Race day registration is $30. Members of the Springfield Road Runners Club receive a $1 discount. Registration includes a technical running shirt. To guarantee a shirt, registrations must be received by 12 noon, Monday, May 13. Packet pick up for Springfield area runners is Thursday, May 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield. Packet pick up for Jacksonville area participants is Friday, May 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the main lobby at Passavant. Registrations are also accepted at packet pick up.

The 2019 Passavant-Gatorade Race is sponsored by Passavant, Gatorade, Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group-Darr Leutz, MD, MJ Kellner, O’Shea Builders, Brown’s Shoe Fit, Central Illinois Community Blood Center, CNB Bank and Trust, Air Evac Lifeteam #27, The Source, The Cubby Hole, Production X-Press, Pro-Com Services, CPI, Financial Resources Group, Jacksonville Area Visitors and Convention Bureau, Fitness World, David Large Professional Painting, Evan Lloyd Architects, Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Marcia Auld, DMD, The Morgan County Fair, and Mayor Andy Ezard.