'Ramble into Spring' Road Race at McKendree University on March 21

(LEBANON, Ill., January 2, 2015) - McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill., will host its seventh annual “Ramble into Spring” road race on Saturday, March 21. Three distance options are offered: a 5K run/walk, 10K run or 10-mile run. The event begins at 8 a.m.

The 3.1, 6.2, and 10-mile courses will begin at or near the center of the 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 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.

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.