Lake Sara Dam Run - 20th Anniversary

Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Effingham, IL at Lake Sara Pavilion by the Dam


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Event Details

The Best Dam Run in Illinois

Good training for Louisville, KY & Champaign & Indy Half & Full Marathons.

LOCATION
9352 East Park Ave., Effingham Lake Sara is 5 miles northwest of Effingham, IL.
Take I57 to Exit 160, go north on Rt 32-33 to the Lake Sara Road.
Follow signs Friday & Saturday. Race physical address is 9352 East Park Avenue.

FRIDAY NITE PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION
Friday night packet pickup & registration from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Saturday morning packet pickup & registration 8:00 - 9:45 AM
Both Friday night & Saturday morning at the pavilion by Lake Sara Dam.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION
At the Pavilion by the dam race morning 8:00 - 9:45 AM
Friday Night & Race Day Registration $35 No Shirt

DOOR PRIZE DISTRIBUTION
Winners will be pre-drawn from pre-registered entries only!!
Race bib numbers will be marked.

FOOD FOOD FOOD!
Pizza, subs, chips, fruit, bagels, DQ Dilly Bars & Effingham County PORKBURGERS!!
FREE FOOD & DILLY BARS for Participants.
Non-participants $5.00 Donation

SWEATSHIRTS
ONLY pre-registered participants will receive a custom designed 20th Anniversary Dam Run sweatshirt. To guarantee a sweatshirt, pre-entries must be received by MARCH 16!
A limited number of Torch Run T-Shirts & Dam Run Sweatshirts will be available for sale/trade Friday night & race day. FCFS

FINISH LINE
Effingham County Olympians will be at turns, water stops & finish with huggies.

AWARDS AT FINISH!
Special Awards will be presented to FIRST OVERALL guy/gal in each race: 8 mile, 5k run & walk.

ALSO, first place guy/gal in each 10 year age group! 20th Year
Medals to first 800 to cross finish line.

Special Olympians will be seated at the finish line to place medals on everyone.

PLEASE!! - For safety: No Radios, Strollers in Back, Course Closed at Noon, No Refunds.
We Go Cold, Rain, Wind or Shine so it may be a CHALLENGE!
Thanks so much for your donations!!

GROUPS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED BY MARCH 16th

CARPOOLING ENCOURAGED!
Once parking is full by pavillion, you will be directed to park at the water tower, then shuttled to race.

Course Information

5K Run/Walk is out to 1350N and back (L-shape from pavillion)

8 Mile Run starts on the south end of the DAM, heads west to 1400N, go down and back on Romany Lane north to the Red Barn, east and run around South Circle Drive, north to turnaround on 16th Ave., then on South Shore Drive and back to the pavillion. All blacktop with 2-3 rolling hills.

WATER SPLITS approximately every 2 miles.

Group Winners

GROUP WINNERS
1999-2006 - Eff Jr High
2000-2005 - Eff Sacred Heart
2007 & 2008 - St. Anthony
2009 - Riddle School
2010,'11,'13 - Body 'n Sole
2012 - Merkel's
2014,'15 - Studio T
2016 - Eff Jr Sr High
2017 - Hunter Barns

Course Records

5K RUN RECORD
MEN
2017 Taylor Fatheree - Effingham 15:25
WOMEN
2013 Julia Williams - Urbana 19:18

8 MILE RUN RECORD
MEN
2007 Zac Freudenburg - St. Louis 41:37
WOMEN
2015 Laura Link - Effingham 50:37

5K WALK RECORD
MEN
2012 Bill Copper - Marion, Iowa 31:02
WOMEN
2008 Kim Willenborg - Effingham 33:40

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