Interplanetary Virtual 5K Race & 1 Mile Fitness Walk 2021

  • Virtual 5K Race - Shirts not guaranteed after March 1st at 9:00 AM
    Runners can choose not to receive a shirt for a reduced price

    » $25.00 registration (through 3/25 at 11:59 PM US/Central)

    All race participants pre-registered by March 1 have the option to receive a gender specific moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Participants may also choose not to receive a shirt, for a discounted entry fee.

    Submit Your 5K Time Virtual 5K Registration

  • Virtual 1 Mile Fitness Walk - Shirts not guaranteed after March 1st at 9:05 AM
    Runners can choose not to receive a shirt for a reduced price

    » $20.00 registration (through 3/25 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    Submit Your 1 Mile Time Virtual 1 Mile Registration

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Run the Planets!

What is the Interplanetary 5K Race & 1 Mile Fitness Walk?

  • A family oriented Race/Walk for participants of all ages - 5K Race for all ages, 1 Mile Fitness Walk, 1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run
  • Walk or run through portions of the Central Illinois Community Solar System, the world's most complete large scale model of the Solar System.
  • Participants will follow the routes of interplanetary explorers through the solar system from the Sun, past Mercury, Venus and Earth, to Mars and back along the Riverfront Trail.
  • It's athletic, it's educational, it's fun... for the whole family!

Event Information

Thursday, March 18 & Friday, March 19 2021

Event Timeline:
1-5 PM Thursday & 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

Participants are encouraged to run the course to Mars and back any time between March 20-27.

The official course starts at the towboat propeller behind the Riverplex and finishes near the Spirit of Peoria Steamboat signage. All who run the full 5K route may submit their time for a drawing of prizes. The prize drawing will be at random of the finishers and not based on finishing time.
The pavement is marked with the starting point, one-mile, two-mile, finish, as well as mile markers and directional arrows.

All participants will be able to download a certificate of completion. Those who submit their times will be entered into a drawing for three fabulous prizes. Upload a picture on Social Media using the #Interplanetary5K2021 to share the fun!

Participants can choose to receive a moisture wicking technical race shirt, or skip it for a discount on registration. Must register by March 1 to guarantee a shirt.


Pre-registered race participants will receive a moisture-wicking technical T-Shirt. Runners can choose not to receive a shirt for a reduced price. Fun Run participants will receive a cotton T-Shirt.


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