About the RaceThe Shoreline Classic is the premier Road Race in downstate Illinois. In its 24th year, this event draws thousands of runners and spectators from across the state of Illinois. The race provides both a competitive and recreational event for athletes while promoting the value of living a healthy lifestyle. The 5K and 15K races are run along the shores of beautiful Lake Decatur in a colorful fall setting. The 5K race offers runners a fast course, while the 15K features a rolling terrain. The tot trots are a great way to involve our young runners while promoting Shoreline as a family event.
Shoreline Squad Training Program
St. Mary's AthletiCare and the Shoreline Classic have developed a training program to provide new runners a structured program to complete their first 5K run. Contact AthletiCare at (217) 428-6222 or view the shoreline squad information page for more details.
Lodging/Special Room Rates Special Room Rate of $83/night offered at Country Inn & Suites for Shoreline Classic participants. Deadline for the rate is September 1st with a 24 hour cancellation policy. Located at 5250 Hickory Point Frontage Road, (Near HWY 51 & I-72). Phone (217) 872-2402.
Directions at left under Maps
Kroger Post Race Party will feature food, drinks provided by Refreshment Services Pepsi, music and awards ceremony. Enjoy a range of different food items including sandwiches, fruit, and specialty items from Ray's Chilli.
In an effort to work with the community due to the closure of several main traffic lanes, we have to enforce a 12 minute/mile pace on the 15K course only. This translates to an approximate time of 1:50:00.
The Shoreline Classic would like to give special thanks to the community of Decatur, Decatur Park District, Decatur Park Police, Decatur Auxiliary Police, St. Mary’s Hospital EMS System and all of our volunteers and sponsors!