Bob Goldman Memorial Scholastic Challenge 5K and Kids Fun Run

in United States at Center Park Beach House

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting social restrictions that have been put in place, this year's event has been cancelled. We regret the necessity to make this decision but, in the interest of public health, we feel it is necessary. The 29th anniversary of the Bob Goldman Memorial Scholastic Challenge 5K and Kids Runs is already on the calendar for June 19, 2021. Be Healthy; Stay Healthy

  • 5K Run

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Kid's Fun Run

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Event Information

A flat, fast and certified (USATF IL16043NM) 5K course with start and finish at Center Park. Showers & lockers available at the Beach House.

For safety and insurance reasons, absolutely no unregistered runners allowed on course.
In-line skates, bicycles, skateboards and dogs will be prohibited from the racecourse.

  • Dry-Fit Shirts for all 5K Entrants
  • Random drawing for $50 Gift Certificate and a pair of Asics Running shoes - Compliments of the Springfield Running Center (Winners must be present)
  • Year #6 for pre-season "bragging rights"
    Team competition
    Add the times of your school's top 3 finishers (any age) and low time wins!
    Top 3 male and top 3 female teams receive an award for their school.

Youth Runs

2 Children's Runs - FREE ENTRY!
Ribbons to all finishers.

Tiny Tyke Trot:
100 yard dash @ 8:15am (for ages 5 and under).

Kid's Challenge:
Quarter Mile Run @ 8:20am (for ages 6-10)

Registration & Packet Pick-Up

Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Springfield Running Center from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at Center Park Beach House.

*$30.00 per person on race day (No Discounts)*

Age Group Awards

13 and under, 14-15, 16-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Awards to Top 3 Male and Female Overall and 3 Awards
in Each Age Division.

School Affiliation

Your participation in this event directly benefits the future of the sport that you enjoy...distance running. Thanks to our generous sponsors and you, the organizers of the Scholastic Challenge will be donating funds to local high school cross country and track programs. Based upon your designation on this form, a percentage of the race fund will go to that particular program. While this race welcomes all runners, funds will remain in the schools of central Illinois, defined by the State Journal-Register circulation area. If you are not a student of a central Illinois high school, please designate one that may currently enroll your child, grandchild, brother, sister, your former high school, etc. Thank you for your participation in this unique event. We trust that you will not only come away with a pleasurable race experience, but also with a positive feeling for what you have given back to your sport.


For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.

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