I’ve Decided to Run

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Has the thought of running ever crossed your mind? No matter what level of fitness you are, we have a program designed to get you running your first 5K! We've taken away the intimidation factors and created a training program led by people who care, and a timed run for beginners only.

I've Decided to run, is designed for beginners only and provides everything you need to successfully complete your First 5K!

I've Decided to Run Program:

I've Decided to Run includes:

  • 10 week training - Meets on Mondays starting Apr. 27th @5:45 pm
  • My 1st 5k  Run & Post Party   - Thur. July 9th @6 pm      
  • Tech Shirt  
  • $20 off running shoes at Running Central

I've Decided Reunion Run Program:

*Is for past My 1st 5K participants only.
Reunion Run includes:
  • Special Reunion Tech Shirt
  • Timed 5k & Post Party - Thur. July 9th @ 6pm

About My First 5K or Reunion Run:


Thursday, July 9th, 2020 6:00PM


Junction City, Peoria, IL

Packet Pick up is Day of Run:

  • 4pm - 5:30pm   @Junction City

About I've Decided to Run Training:

A 10 week outdoor training program that will build you up and prepare you to participate in our 5th Annual My First 5K fully supported and timed run.


Starts Monday, April 27th at 5:45 pm

Meeting every Monday at 5:45 pm


Rock Island trail (specific locations will be communicated weekly)

About our Lead Trainer:

Dawn Helgeson: She has been a runner for about 15 years. She started running by doing a program her husband developed similar to the “Couch to 5K” programs available today. Slowly she worked her way up over the next few years until she ran her first half marathon in Disney and then a marathon in Chicago. She was hooked!! She has participated in training programs through the years which helped her learn a lot about running and also build lasting friendships and running buddies. Peoria is lucky to have a strong running community and she is looking forward to helping all of you become a part of it as well!