Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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Be a part of something Big.

On June 3, let’s inspire the runner in everyone.

2020 marks the fourth year of The Big Run®, our annual nationwide 5K event on Global Running Day. In partnership with Brooks Running, we celebrate our local communities by bringing tens of thousands of runners together to cross a finish line and achieve a goal.


As if the endorphins weren’t enough, we recognize runners of all levels through a fun range of cash prize opportunities totaling over $5,000 that reward speed, participation, and human connection:

  • Fastest overall runners: All results from certified, timed 5K races will funnel into a national leaderboard to determine the fastest nationwide male and female runner. Those top runners will each receive $500.
  • Fastest age group runners: We’ll also recognize the top male and female age group winners from the national leaderboard; each male and female will receive $100.
  • Common Ground: Finish with the most common finish time for The Big Run, and we'll enter you into a drawing for the chance to win $500!
  • Middle of the Pack: We'll recognize the male and female who finish in the exact middle of all The Big Run certified 5k results with $500!
  • Most Influential: Inspire others by showing off your accomplishment. We'll thank five people with the most-engaged The Big Run Instagram posts with $100. 
  • Eligible posts must:
  • Reflect the values of Fleet Feet through its inspirational, inclusive, and celebratory tone
  • Include #thebigrun, @fleetfeetsports and @brooksrunning
  • Be posted on June 3, 2020 (between 12 am and 11:59 pm in accordance with your local time zone)
  • Be posted from the Instagram account of a The Big Run participant

Help Us Give Back: Through our charitable arm, Do the Run Thing™, Fleet Feet has partnered with Girls on the Run and its SoleMates program so we can help more girls cross more finish lines. Why? Because everyone benefits when we support our kids. Here are two ways you can help:

1)     Become a Solemate! Solemates raise critical funds for Girls on the Run while completing a physical challenge. You don't need to be a star athlete to join—you only need to be a champion for the girls in their communities. Click here to learn more!

2)     Donate to your local Girls on the Run council. Your donation will benefit Girls on the Run programs and participants in the Bloomington-Normal community.  Click here to learn more!

Search #thebigrun on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run last year.

Oh - and The Big Run is going to kick off our Sizzlin' Summer Run Series. Mark your calendars now and click here to register!

June 3 - The Big Run Sizzlin' Summer Run #1
July 8 - July Sizzlin' Summer Run #2
August 12 - August Sizzlin' Summer Run #3 & Kids Run

For each event packet pick-up is available at Fleet Feet Bloomington from 5 pm - 7 pm on Tuesday or from 5 pm - 6 pm at Tipton Park before the race on Wednesday

Race Start Time:  6:00 pm (Kids Run on August 12 starts at 5:30 pm)

Awards:  No age group awards but all participants will receive a finisher's medal for each race

Participant Limit:  175 for The Big Run; 125 for each July and August Sizzlin' Summer Run - this is a FIRM participant limit!

Race fees:  Register by 5/6 and fee is $10 per race / $25 for the series.  On 5/7 price increases to $15 per race / $40 for series. 

Race will be chip timed by It's Race Time - runners will have a chip start and chip finish time.  Thank you to It's Race Time for your generous sponsorship!

Race questions? Contact Julie Sibley at 309-808-3220 or email

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