ALTON ROAD RUNNERS CLUB

62nd Annual Great River Road Run

This will be the 62nd running of the Great River Road Run. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person this year! You run five miles out with the towering bluffs on one side and the mighty Mississippi River on the other. You can take your pick of a challenging 10 mile race or the shorter but just as beautiful 5k. The race starts and finishes in historic downtown Alton, IL. There are many restaurants, shops and antique shops to check out. Also, the race falls on small business Saturday with artisan vendors set up to share their wares!

The race is set for November 27th, 2021 with races starting at 10am. If you would like to see more information about this years race, please click on the button below.

Please check the race website often for any updates!

About the Club

Our club started in 1979 by a small group of people who were passionate about running and getting others involved in the sport. It has since grown immensely into a big dedicated group of individuals and family’s who are still passionate about running but also passionate about giving back to the community.

All of our races and events are designed to give back. If running is something you love or if you just want to volunteer please join our club, we are always welcoming new members! You can find an application here if you would like to join us. Simple fill it out and mail it in. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Or if you are just someone who wants to support our club but not actually join we are always looking for more sponsors to help us put our events on or donations to help us put on all of our yearly events. If this is you please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to discuss any sponsorship opportunities you can give us. See our current list of sponsors. Or if you would like to donate to the club, you can do that here!

Summer Running Series

A 3 race series spanning over June, July and August. Only a $5 cost, all the kids will get 3 shirts, donuts & hot dogs, and prizes.

Track Series

Held at the EAWR HS track, the series runs all Thursday's in June. Anyone is welcome to come out and run. We have ages 2 to 90 show up and run.

Great River Road Run

The race is set on the beautiful Great River Road in Alton,IL. It consists of a 10 mile and 5k runs. It's the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year, this race is always a lot of fun with a great turn out.

Cross Country Runner of the Year Banquet

Every year we host our annual banquet to celebrate the amazing Cross Country runners we have from the area. 15 local high schools join us for a night of food and awards to honor them and their accomplishments.

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