Interplanetary 5K Race

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Run the Planets!

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

UPDATE - September 2nd, 2020

Thank you for supporting the museum with your registration for the Interplanetary 5K. Due to the public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19, we will be postponing this event until March 27, 2021. All registrations have been automatically transferred to the new date. Consider following the Peoria Riverfront Museum on social media for great virtual content. Keep running! - Renae Kerrigan

Register by TBD to guarantee a shirt!

  • 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!


Peoria 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)


TBD: packet pickup from 12 to 5:30 pm, Peoria Riverfront Museum


  • 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), without shirt: $20 ($25 race day) 
  • 1 Mile Fitness Walk: $20 ($25 race day), without shirt: $15 ($20 race day)
  • Kids' Fun Run: $15 (includes Terry the Tractor book), 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"


Check back at a later date!

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 race participants pre-registered by March 5 have the option to receive a gender specific 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. Race T-shirts from past races will be available for purchase at packet pick up and on race day.


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; 9 and under; 10-14; 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

Inquires: please contact Renae Kerrigan at or 309.863.3030.

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