Interplanetary 5K Race

Run the Planets!

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • 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!


Riverfront Museum (check-in & awards), Gateway Building (start & finish Line)

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


Friday, March 24: packet pickup from 12 to 5:30 pm, Riverfront Museum

Saturday, March 25:

  • 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)     $25 ($30 race day)                                      5K Race without shirt                  $20 ($25 race day) 
  • 1 Mile Fitness Walk     $20 ($25 race day)                                     1Mile Walk without shirt               $15 ($20 race day)
  • Kids' Fun Run             $15 (includes Terry the Tractor book)         Kids' Fun Run without shirt          $10
  • 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 payable to "Peoria Riverfront Museum"

REGISTRATION - Coming soon for 2017!

Click here to register online. You may also register in person at the museum, or download this form and mail it in.

IVS Grand Prix participants receive $5.00 discount on registration. Please email the IVS Grand Prix Administrator at, or visit the IVS website for more information.

T-Shirt: All pre-registered race participants have the option to receive a moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Participants may also choose not to receive a shirt, for a discounted entry fee. 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, Mike 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

2016 Results:
Age Group

2015 Results:
Age group results

Inquires: please contact Renae Kerrigan at or 309-863-3030.