Get Ready to Ramble: 5K, 10K, 10-Mile Road Races at McKendree Mar. 24

Lebanon, Ill. — McKendree University’s “Ramble into Spring” offers runners three distance options on Saturday morning, Mar. 24.

The fourth annual road race consists of a 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) run or walk, a 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) run and a 10-mile run. All three events start at 8 a.m., with a pre-race briefing at 7:40 a.m. The course begins at the center of campus and travels through historic downtown Lebanon. The 5K route then heads north to Lebanon’s Horner Park and returns to the finish line at McKendree. The 10K and 10-mile races wind through the rolling rural landscape of northern St. Clair County and also finish back on campus.

Walkers and strollers are welcome to participate in the 5K run-walk only.

The registration fee is $13 for each race, with an additional $5 for race day sign up. Register on campus at the intramural gym in the Melvin Price Convocation Center; mail in a downloadable form at; or register online at for a small fee. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Mar. 20.

T-shirts and post-race refreshments will be provided while supplies last. For more information, call (618) 537-6420 or (618) 537-6941 or check out the website