2015 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K


Race Date: The 2015 Passavant-Powerade 5K and 10K is Saturday, May 30, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Westgate entrance to Passavant. Our race is the longest consecutively run race in Jacksonville. Our 2015 event is our 23rd Anniversary.

Special thanks to our 2015 sponsors!
Gatorade; M.J. Kellner; O’Shea Builders; Central Illinois Community Blood Center; Barry Werries, M.D.; Darr Leutz, M.D.; REMAX/Scott Eoff; Jacksonville Savings Bank; R.D. Lawrence; The Source; Marcia Auld, D.M.D.; The Cubby Hole; Pro Com Services; CPI; Production Press; Financial Resources Group; The Medicine Shoppe; Twyford’s BBQ; David Large Professional Painting; Air Evac Lifeteam; and Fitness World Health Club.

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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: Begins at 6:30 a.m. at the registration tables near the Westgate entrance. In case of rain, the location will be the underground doctor’s parking lot on the south side of the hospital.

Timing: 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. 5K and 10K participants run together until the 1.5 mile mark, where the 10K runners head west for an out and back and the 5K runners head east to the finish line. Here is the course map.

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.

SRRC Participation Series: Both races qualify for the Springfield Road Runner’s Club Participation Series points.

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 east side 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)

We are sorry but this event is not yet open for registration.

You will be able to register starting March 13, 2015


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February Blood Donors

Posted on: February 18, 2015

One hundred fifty-eight persons donated blood to the Central Illinois Community Blood Center during the February 2015 blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital. The Central Illinois Community Blood Center holds monthly blood drives at Passavant Area Hospital on the first and second Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blood is drawn in Meeting Room 4, just off the Main Lobby. New donors are continually sought. More information about the Central Illinois Community Blood Center program may be obtained by calling 753-1530 in Springfield, or 245-9541, extension 3694, during the Blood Center visits to Passavant. New donors for February include: Cooper Bowles, Nathan Cavada, Rhonda Johnson, Christopher Logan, Jon Pollock, Cotey Thompson, Vattel Voigt, Danny Williams, and Brandy Zirkelbech. Platelet donors for February included: Herschel Carriger, Randy Duvendack, James Lankford, Tyler Littler, Dan Moy, Raymond Pitchford, Randall Scott, and David Tavender. The complete donor list for February includes: Ronald Albin, Kayleigh Ambrose, Randy Ambrose, Clement Anders, Steve Anders, Bob Ashby, Steve Barfield, Erin Bauler, Catherine Beauchamp, Laura Benz, Mike Bergschneider, Ruth Bettis, James Bledsoe, Michael Boston, Dennis Bradshaw, Ann Brockhouse, Dorthy Brooks, Sue Brosmith, Jean Brown, Robert Brown, Nancy Burnett, Jim Burrus, Mary Burrus,  Ed Casey, Tim Chipman, Coe Churchill, Christopher Cisne, Kristin Clancy, Jessica Colbert, Harold Collins, Elizabeth Cook, Ronnet Crawford, Mike Crowley, Judith Cummings, Jacob Daniels, Millie Deal, Edward DeGroot, Erika DeShasier, Ken Douglas, Kristi Edwards, Joan Engelmann, Larry Evans, Harold Eyer, Jensen L. Flinn, Leslie Forsman, Duane Friend, Carrie Fundel, Jerod Fundel, Penny Hall, Calvin Hance, Richard Harmon, Philip Harrison, Emily Hart, Dave Hauser, Robert Hayes, Margaret Hendricks, Joey Henry, Paul Herring, Betty Hillig, Shelby Holloway, Amanda Hopkins, Paul Hubbard, Trevor Huffman, Kyla Hurt, Barbara Hymes, Kole Jackson, Patrick Kennedy, Vickie Kindred, Brianna Klein, Kevin Klein, Debbie Lair, Mark Langdon, Kathleen Langdon, Sandra Langdon, Rita Lawless, Ann Lawton, Judith Leak, Joe Legendre, Jerry Leib, Janet Littig, Ronald Little, Sandra Lonergan, Terry Maggart, Dick Matthews, Richard McCormick, Daniel Metz, Jennifer Miller, Phyllis Miller, Fred Moody, Steven Murphy, Patricia Nevins, Donald Newby, Richard Ommen, Roger Ore, Lilly Perkins, Diana Phillips, David Pohlman, Georgia Ratliff, Mila Reichert, Sandra Sanders, Donald Schmidt, Jeff Schulte, Dorothy Schwartzkopf, Richard Scott, Bruce Selway, Theresa Selway, Joseph Sheehan, Bruce Smith, Bailee Stephenson, Jim Stocker, Guido Strotheide, Sharon Strubbe, Patricia Sullivan, Michael Tischer, Sandra VanBebber,  Jacklyn Varble, Debra Vaughn, Victoria Vinyard, Randall Wahl, Jabril Wali-Uddin, Kristin Wall, Sarah Wallace, Laura Ward, Stephen Warmowski, Jeanne Waters, Daniel Watson, James Welch, Joette Welch, William Welch, Michael Werries, David West, Kaleb West, Sheree West, Patricia Whalen, Brian Whitaker, Pam Wilson, and Barbara Wooldridge.

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