east peoria

st. Jude run

The St. Jude Runs is an annual charity event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This fun and inspiring event will take place on July 17, 2021. Since its 1982 inception, the St. Jude Runs has raised more than $61,851,461 to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The East Peoria to Peoria St. Jude Run was founded in 2008 by Nikki Lenaway and Jackie Harrmann. Starting with just 35 runners and raising $35,000 its first year, by 2020 the group has grown to 95 runners and has raised over $800,000 over the past 12 years.


To support the mission of the ALSAC and to provide funds, raised through running events, to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate located in Peoria, Illinois. The funds are to be used for the continued research and care of children with cancer and other catastrophic disease.

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  • Virtual Trivia Night
    Time is TBD
    Online Event
    More details coming soon!
  • East Peoria to Peoria - St. Jude Run
    Sat, Jul 17
    Folepi's Market Place Parking Lot
    You can run when, where, & how much you want. We will meet to run over the bridge into Peoria. Time TBD. There will be a send off in the parking lot of Folepi's Market Place.
  • Spring Fling
    Fri, May 28
    Quail Meadows Golf Course
    This will be a family friendly event. $20 for Adults, $10 for Kids 10 & Up, 9 & Under are free. Registration includes dinner and golf simulators. Simulators are on a first come first serve basis. Pool Tables, Darts, and Shuffle Board games are also available. Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle...
  • 2021 St. Jude Runs Informational Meeting
    Fri, May 07
    East Peoria
    Please join us for an in-person informational meeting to update anyone interested in joining the East Peoria to Peoria St. Jude Run!

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