The Steamboat Classic is Central Illinois’ premier running experience. But it’s more than a race—it’s your community event.
Attracting runners from around the world and around the block, the Steamboat Classic is an equal-opportunity athletic event, welcoming walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and ability levels.
Whether this is your first time or you’re going for your best time, one of the Steamboat Classic events is perfect for you! All participants will receive a race entry, complimentary technical race shirt, celebratory medal, and entry to the Finish Line festival to celebrate their achievements.
The Steamboat Classic 4 Mile is famous as one of the world’s fastest 4 mile races (thanks to the flat course). Steamboat is for more than just elite runners, it’s for everyone who wants to get up and get moving!
The Steamboat Classic 15K is regarded as Illinois’ Toughest 15K because of the hilly loops that the race course takes in Glen Oak Park.
The Steamboat Classic 2 Mile is for participants who are interested in experiencing the Steamboat Classic, but aren’t ready for the 4 mile or 15K races.