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Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

RUN DCP 2016 (Sat. Jun 25, 2016 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Dream Center Peoria
714 Hamilton Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61603

This will be an 80's Hip-Hop themed run to benefit Dream Center Peoria.


The race will start and end at the Dream Center.


There will be a 5K and a 1 Mile Walk This Way.


Visit the website above for more race info.


All proceeds go to support Dream Center Peoria.

Pawnee Prairie Days 5K (Sat. Jun 25, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pawnee School
810 4th St.
Pawnee, IL 62558

"Run for One"


Pawnee Assembly of God Church presents the Pawnee Prairie Days Run/Walk 5k to benefit Convoy of Hope.


Participation in this event helps provide food, water, and education for children in ten nations. 


A $25 registration fee includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, and medals for different age categories. 


Register now at the website above or by calling the number above!



7am - Registration

8am - Runners start

8:10am - Walkers start

Summer Soi'ree (Sat. Jun 25, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Higher Dimensions Praise and Worship Church
2610 W. Nebraska Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 370-1258

This event is a shopping bazaar hosted by the Women of Worship from Higher Dimensions Praise and Worship Church.


This is a fundraising event. Vendors will have a variety of items on display that can be purchased by the public.


Admission is free. We are inviting everyone to stop by and engage in this gala affair.  Hope to see you there.

Reagan Run (Sat. Jul 2, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Ronald Reagan Home
810 S. Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

This 5K race has a Corporate Challenge, Kids Fun Run, walking option, and 1.2 mile wheelchair turn-around.  


For cost, schedule, and award information, visit the website above.

JT's 5K Run for Melanoma (Sat. Jul 16, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Riverfront Trail
SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602

Join us on the Peoria Riverfront for this 5K to raise awareness about Melanoma and help raise money for the research and development of a cure.


The race will start at Running Central and finish by the Gateway Building. 


The registration cost is $25 before July 1 and $30 through race day. Shirts are guaranteed with early registration with some sizes available later. 


Registration for the new 1-mile option is $20 before July 1 and $25 through race day. 


Packets can be picked up from 11am - 6pm at Running Central on Friday, July 15th or at 7am on race day.


Packets include: official race shirt, Melanoma Research Foundation bracelet, bib, and sunblock.


Race awards and other information are available at the website listed above. 

Women's Ministry Rummage Sale (Fri. Jul 22, 2016 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Nazarene
3514 Broadway
Pekin, IL, 61554
(309) 472-7363

Rummage sale at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene  (Corner of Broadway and Veterans)


Friday, July 22 10am -6pm

Saturday, July 23 8am - noon


Women's Ministry Rummage Sale (Sat. Jul 23, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Nazarene
3514 Broadway
Pekin, IL, 61554
(309) 472-7363

Rummage sale at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene  (Corner of Broadway and Veterans)


Friday, July 22 10am -6pm

Saturday, July 23 8am - noon


"Fight the Fight Against Addiction" Awareness Walk (Sun. Aug 7, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

"Fight the Fight Against Addiction" Awareness Walk
Pekin Lagoon
Pekin, IL 61554

"Fight the Fight against Addiction...helping to save one life at a time"


We are an addiction awareness group started in Pekin, IL. Our goals are to spread awareness, raise money for a local addiction recovery group and help addicts and loved ones of addicts gain resources to fight this deadly epidemic. We don't want to lose one more loved one to addiction.  


The cost is free.  But T-shirts are being sold prior to the walk on the facebook page, and donations are accepted.  

OSF Run for Life (Mon. Aug 8, 2016 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Metamora Fields Golf Course
801 Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548

The course runs through this scenic new golf course and is all paved and much flatter than the old Bradley Park course. This makes for fast times for the runners and a very enjoyable time for those who choose to walk the course. In addition, the course is very accommodating for small children and parents who wish to push their infants in strollers. And, of course, everyone will be eligible for the pie drawing!


The registration fee for adults is $20 until July 29, after which it will be to $25 through race day. The fee for children 12 and under is $12 through July 29, and $15 after that.  There is $5 discount for participants in the IVS Grand Prix series.  Participants will again have the option of raising pledges in lieu of the entry fee. This is a great way to raise money for the Right To Life cause!


Visit the page above to register or get more information!

Pizza for 4 Paws (Mon. Aug 8, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Pizza Ranch
4114 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 369-4183

4 Paws for Asher's Furry Friend will be holding a Community Impact Night at Peoria Pizza Ranch to raise money for 4 Paws for Ability, Inc., a non-profit agency which trains service dogs for children and veterans.


Asher Doremus is a local child who will benefit from a service dog for his sensory processing disorder.

Help the Homeless Golf Outing (Tue. Aug 16, 2016 11:15 am - 12:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Pine Lakes Golf Club
25130 Schuck Road
Washington, IL 61571

Come enjoy a great day of golf, good food, fellowship, and to hear more about the work going on at Peoria Rescue Ministries!


Registration Begins: 11:15 AM

Entry Fee: $125 (includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, cart, awards & prizes)


To register or to learn more about sponsoring the event, call or visit online!

DVI's Hike for Hunger (Sat. Aug 20, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5823 North Forest Park Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61614

Celebrate South Side Mission's tenth anniversary!


This event, sponsored by David Vaughn Investments, also features family-friendly trail hikes, bouncy toys, prizes, snacks, and a silent auction.


Participants are encouraged to bring donations for the food bank and household items that will be taken to one of the three South Side Mission Marts.


Registration is $20 for individuals and $50 for families

Registration includes a t-shirt, hike premium, and the opportunity to earn trail tickets for the prize table items including an iPad Mini.


Register online now at the link above!

Chillicothe Weekend Snackpac 5K/10K/1 Mile Walk (Sat. Oct 1, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

South School
616 W Hickory
Chillicothe,IL 61523

Join us for our annual fundraiser for the Chillicothe Weekend Snackpac program. Register today for the run/walk or support Snackpac by attending the pancake breakfast. Door Prizes Pancake Breakfast included with race registration.


RFID Timed: CnN Timing IVS Grand Prix Series.


Race Packet Pick Up begins at 7am day of race.