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Events Near Peoria IL

Ducks Unlimited - IL DU UTV/Boss Raffle

Ducks Unlimited - IL DU UTV/Boss Raffle

Friday, Apr 12, 2024 at 6:00am
Illinois Ducks Unlimited Online Raffle
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Salt Creek Ridgerunners

Salt Creek Ridgerunners

Saturday, Apr 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Lincoln, IL
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I Run with Survivors 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, Apr 13, 2024 at 8:00am
East Peoria, IL
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GHS Glow Run

Friday, Apr 19, 2024 at 6:00pm
Galesburg, IL
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Easterseals Central Illinois Community Rally Run, Walk and Rally 5K/1 Mile

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 8:00am
Tipton Park
Bloomington, IL
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PRC Pinwheel 5K Run and Fun Walk

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 8:30am
Donovan Park
Peoria, IL
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Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 9:00am
Bloomington, IL
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Earth Day Festival at Forest Park Nature Center

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 11:00am
Forest Park Nature Center
Peoria Heights, IL
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Rivian 5K

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 at 3:00pm
Normal, IL
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Run to Remember

Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 at 8:00am
Junction City Shopping Center
Peoria, IL
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Off to the Races 5K/1M

Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 at 9:30am
Galesburg, IL
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Superhero 5k Run/ Walk

Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 at 10:00am
Baker Park Golf Course
Kewanee, IL
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Making Miracles Happen Color Run

Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 at 10:00am
Bloomington, IL
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Maifest

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 12:00pm
The Lindenhof
Peoria, IL
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