Saturday, June 1, 2024 • Deer Creek, IL
Gear up for the 7th Annual River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude, happening on June 1, 2024, at 7:00 AM. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or testing your mettle for the first time, this event offers a challenging 5K and Half Marathon through the scenic farm country of central Illinois.
The race kicks off with a .25-mile hill, setting the tone for a course that then flattens out, providing a picturesque and rewarding running experience. Brace yourself for an added thrill in 2024—a water cannon on the Half Marathon course, courtesy of the Goodfield Fire Department.
- Date & Time: June 1, 2024, 7:00 AM
- Race Options:
- Half Marathon
- New for 2024: Water cannon on the Half Marathon course
- Prizes: Awarded to the top female and male per race
- Finisher Rewards:
- 5K Finishers: River Bottom Country Runs koozie, donuts, bananas, and beer (for racers 21 years or older)
- Half Marathon Finishers: Finisher’s medal, koozie, donuts, bananas, and beer (for racers 21 years or older)
- Packet Pick-Up: Race day only, starting at 6:00 AM
All proceeds from this event go to the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which has significantly increased childhood cancer survival rates and provides care without families ever receiving a bill. Join the cause, lace up your running shoes, and be part of an event that supports St. Jude’s impactful mission.
Stay updated with the latest information and access course maps at River Bottom Country Runs on Facebook. Get ready to run with heart for a great cause!
Race Weather & Climate
Deer Creek is located in central Illinois, serving as a village in Tazewell County. Positioned approximately 15 miles northeast of Peoria, Deer Creek is a small, close-knit community with a rural character. As part of the central Illinois landscape, Deer Creek provides residents with a tranquil setting while still being within a short distance of larger urban centers for additional amenities and services.
On June 1st in Deer Creek, IL, expect an average high temperature of around 77°F and a low of approximately 56°F. Early summer is in full swing, providing warm and comfortable days with mild nights. The weather features the lushness of late spring, and June typically sees an average rainfall of about 4 inches in Deer Creek.
River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude Half Marathon Race Results
- 2023 River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude Half Marathon Race Results
- 2022 River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude Half Marathon Race Results
River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:00 AM CDT.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 River Bottom Country Runs for St. Jude Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $70.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $30.00 fee for the 5k.