Passavant Area Hospital Foundation

Passavant-Gatorade 5K-10K Race

Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.
Founders Lane, east side of the Passavant Campus

Our race is the longest consecutively run race in Jacksonville. 

This year is our 27th anniversary!

Download the virtual race packet here:  Virtual Packet

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Entry fee: Advance entry fee is $25 per person; $24 for SRRC members. Race day entry fee is $30; $29 for SRRC members. Shirts are guaranteed if pre-registered by 5 p.m., May 14, 2019. Entry fee includes a technical running shirt, post-race refreshments, and more.

Beneficiary of proceeds:  Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to the Western Illinois Youth Camp. The Camp allows students, age 6—14, to safely explore 70 acres of wildlife and experience numerous opportunities. Campers can choose to canoe, fish, hike, swim, paint, build and even learn how to cook. The Camp is built around three pillars–a love for nature, working well with others and achieving a personal best. Scholarship recipients will be identified through Passavant’s new Healthy Jacksonville initiative, a collaborative effort to improve access to healthcare on the northeast side of Jacksonville.   

Packet Pick-up:

  • For Springfield-area runners: 
    Thursday, May 23, 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 24, 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 on Founders Lane on the east side of the Passavant campus.

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 on the east side of the Passavant campus and is run through mostly residential areas on the city’s west side. 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 Map

Awards: Awards 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, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 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: Please use the parking lots on the west, south, and north sides of the hospital. Watch for signs.

Questions: 217-479-5858 or email

Thanks to our sponsors for their support: 
Air Evac Lifeteam #27-Jacksonville 
Marcia Auld, DMD
Brown's Shoe Fit
Central Illinois Community Blood Center
CNB Bank and Trust
Collections Professionals, Inc.
David Large Professional Painting
Evan Lloyd Architects
Mayor Andy Ezard
Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Dr. Darr Leutz, Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group
M.J. Kellner
Morgan County Fair
O’Shea Builders
Production Xpress
Pro Com Services
The Source