’15 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K


Please review NEW parking map.

Race Date: The 2015 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K is Saturday, May 30, beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Founders Lane on the east side of the Passavant campus. Our race is the longest consecutively run race in Jacksonville. Our 2015 event is our 23rd Anniversary!

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Entry fee:
 Advance entry fee is $20 per person; $19 for SRRC members. Race day entry fee is $25; $24 for SRRC members. Shirts are guaranteed if pre-registered by 12 noon, May 18, 2015. Entry fee includes a technical running shirt, post-race refreshments, and more.

Proceeds: Jacksonville’s New Directions Warming and Cooling Center. New Directions assists displaced “homeless” persons in Jacksonville and the surrounding area with their emergency shelter needs.

Packet Pick-up:

For Springfield-area runners: Thursday, May 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Springfield Running Center, 2943 West White Oaks Drive, Springfield. You may also register at pick-up.

For Jacksonville-area runners: Friday, May 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Main Lobby at Passavant. You may also register at pick-up.

Race day Registration/Packet Pick-up: New location this year! Begins at 6:30 a.m. at the registration tables in the east parking lot, just off Founders Lane, on the Passavant campus.

Timing: Provided by Fleet Feet Sports-St. Louis. Gun times will be used for awards.

Course: Both courses are USA Track and Field-certified. Runners should be prepared for a P.R. as the course is mainly flat and fast! The race begins and ends at Passavant and is run through mostly residential areas on the city’s west side. We have a new, faster 5K course for 2015! 5K and 10K participants run together until the 1.25 mile mark, where the 10K runners head south and then west for an out and back and the 5K runners head east to the finish line. Course Maps

Awards: Beautiful custom medals to top overall male and female finishers in each race and the first, second, and third place finishers, male and female, in the following age categories: under 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, and 55-59; male 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and over; and female 60 and over.

Food: Post-race food includes an assortment of Gatorade, bagels, watermelon, grapes, and frozen juice bars.

Showers: Available at Fitness World Health Club (across the street) following the race. Runners must show their number at the desk.

Prizes: All runners are eligible for prize drawings following the race.

Directions from Springfield: Exit right on the first Jacksonville exit (Exit 68). Proceed west approximately 2-3 miles. Highway becomes Morton Avenue after crossing the underpass. Proceed west on Morton Avenue approximately 2.5 miles until Westgate Avenue. Turn right on Westgate Avenue. Proceed north approximately 1.5 miles until you reach Passavant.

Parking: We encourage you to use the Fitness World parking lot (located south and directly across the street from Passavant) and the parking lots on the west, south, and north sides of the hospital. Watch for signs.

Questions: (217) 479-5858 or kevin.eckhoff@passavanthospital.com.

Results: Complete results are posted the same day here at passavanthospital.com.

2014 winners: Records:
10K – Men: Brad Walwer
37:26 10K – Men: Bryan Glass 32:25 (2013)
10K – Women: Madeline Gale 44:24 10K – Women: Joy Guardia 39:15 (2013)
5K – Men: Shane Blakley
18:30 5K – Men: Bryan Glass 15:36 (2012)
5K – Women: Allison Phelps
23:20 5K – Women: Hailee Elmore 18:57 (2003)

2015 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K


We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.


Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

Repeat Winners at Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K

Posted on: May 27, 2017

Jacob Covell, Kelly Vandermaiden, Henry Janssen and Tracy Dowell were the first place overall winners at this morning’s 25th Annual Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K Race at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois. This is the second year in a row that Covell and Vandermaiden finished first in the 5K. Covell’s winning time in the male division was 17 minutes, 20 seconds, bettering last year’s mark by 30 seconds. Vandermaiden improved her mark by 90 seconds in the female division by finishing at 19 minutes, 42 seconds. Janssen captured first overall in the men’s 10K category with a time of 36 minutes, 24 seconds. Dowell was first overall in the women’s 10K in 45 minutes, 30 seconds. Awards were also distributed to first, second, and third place finishers, male and female, in 14 age categories. Three hundred sixty-eight runners competed in this morning races through Jacksonville’s west side. The 2017 beneficiary is the Jacksonville Saints Special Olympics team. The complete list of age group winners and an overall finishers list is available here.

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