Interplanetary 5K Race

Run the Planets!

Interplanetary 5K Race + 1 Mile Fitness Walk and 1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run

March 21, 2015

  • A family oriented race/walk for participants off all ages. 5K Race for all ages,  1 Mile Fitness Walk, 1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run
  • Walk or run through portions of the Central Illinois Community Solar System, the world's most complete large scale model of the Solar System.
  • Participants will follow the routes of interplanetary explorers through the Solar System from the Sun, past Mercury, Venus, and Earth, to Mars and back along the Riverfront Trail
  • It's athletic, it's educational, it's fun... for the whole family!

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Where: Peoria Riverfront Museum (Check-In and Awards), Gateway Building (Start and Finish Line)

Course: Entirely on the flat (no hills) along the Riverfront Trail (from Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina)


Friday, March 20: Packet Pickup from Noon-5 PM, at Riverfront Museum

Saturday, March 21:

  • 7:30-8:30 AM     Race day registration; packet pickup
  • 9 AM                  5K Race start
  • 9:05 AM             1 Mile Fitness Walk start
  • 9:30 AM             Kids' 1/2 Mile Fun Run start
  • Refreshments after 5K race; Awards after the Kids' Fun Run


  • 5K Race (3.1 miles)     $23 ($28 race day)
  • 1 Mile Fitness Walk     $20 ($25 race day)
  • Kids' Run Run             $15 (includes Terry the Tractor Book)
  • Family Fun Run Pricing: After registering 2 children, additional Fun Run participants in the same family pay only $7 each. Must register by mail or in person for special pricing.
  • Make checks out to Peoria Riverfront Museum


Please pre-register online HERE. You may also download the registration form HERE and mail the completed form with payment to: Peoria Riverfront Museum Interplanetary Race, 222 SW Washington Street, Peoria IL 61602. You may also stop by the Front Desk at the museum to register in person.

T-Shirt: All pre-registered race participants will receive a moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Fun Run participants will receive a cotton T-shirt. 


Awards to overall male and female winners, and top male and female 5K runners in each age division. Certificates for kids and fitness walkers. All kids will receive their choice of a Terry the Tractor book, signed by the author and race director, Mick Rucker. 


5K divisions: Overall male and female; 7 and under; 8-10; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and up

Timing: The finish will be chip timed. Awards will be based on gun time/chip time finish. Please return all chips. 

Inquires to Renae Kerrigan at or 309-863-3030