Choose a 5K, 10K or 10-Mile Race and ‘Ramble into Spring’ on Mar. 23

McKendree University Hosts Annual Road Race in Lebanon

Lebanon, Ill. — McKendree University will host its fifth annual “Ramble into Spring” road race on Saturday morning, Mar. 23, offering three distance options. Choose from a 5K (3.1 mile) run or walk, a 10K (6.2 mile) run or a 10-mile run. All three races 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 back at McKendree. The 10K and 10-mile courses continue on past the rolling farm fields 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 $14 for each race, or $20 for those who sign up on race day. Register on campus at the fitness center or the intramural gym in the Melvin Price Convocation Center. You may also mail in a registration form downloaded from; or register online at for a small fee. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than Mar. 19.

T-shirts and post-race refreshments will be provided while they last. Medals and trophies will be awarded to the age group and overall winners.

For more information, call (618) 537-6420 or (618) 537-6941 or visit the website


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