'Ramble into Spring' Road Race at McKendree on March 21, 2015

(LEBANON, Ill., November 12, 2014) - McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill., will host its next road race on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The seventh annual “Ramble into Spring” offers three distance options: a 5K run/walk, 10K run or 10-mile run. All three events begin at 8 a.m.

Depending on the progress of Alton Street road construction, the 3.1, 6.2, and 10-mile courses are to begin at the center of campus and travel through historic downtown Lebanon. The 5K route then goes to Lebanon’s Horner Park and returns to the finish line back on campus. The 10K and 10-mile races wind through the rolling rural landscape of northern St. Clair County and also finish back at the McKendree campus.

The registration fee is $15 in advance or $20 on race day. Register in person at the Intramural Gym in the Melvin Price Convocation Center on campus; mail in the registration form available for download at mckendree.edu/raceday; or register online (for a small fee) at active.com. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Short-sleeve T-shirts and post-race refreshments will be provided while they last. Medals and trophies go to age group and overall winners. All registered participants, 12-years-old and younger, will receive “Finisher” medals.

McKendree University’s “Ramble into Spring” is one of more than a dozen sanctioned St. Clair County “Get Up & Go!” Cup events. For more information, call (618) 537-6420 or (618) 537-6941 or visit the website mckendree.edu/raceday.