Interplanetary 5K Race

Run the Planets!

Interplanetary 5K Race + 1 Mile Fitness Walk

Register by March 1 to guarantee a shirt!

View the results here!

  • A family oriented race/walk for participants of all ages. 5K Race for all ages,  1 Mile Fitness Walk  (1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run will return next year)
  • Walk or run through portions of the Central Illinois Community Solar System, the world's most complete large scale model of the Solar System
  • Participants will follow the routes of interplanetary explorers through the Solar System, from the Sun - past Mercury, Venus, and Earth - to Mars and back along the Riverfront Trail
  • It's athletic, it's educational, it's fun... for the whole family!


Peoria Riverfront Museum (packet pickup), Gateway Building (start & finish Line)

Course: Entirely flat (no hills) along the Riverfront Trail (from Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina)


Packet Pickup: Friday, March 25, from 12:30-5:30 PM, and race day starting at 7:30 AM, in the museum's auditorium on the lower level.

March 26, 2022:
• 7:30-8:30 am: Race day registration; packet pickup
• 9 am: 5K Race start
• 9:05 am: 1 Mile Fitness Walk start
• 9:30 am: Kids' 1/2 Mile Fun Run start
• Refreshments after 5K race; awards after the Kids' Fun Run

Participants can choose to receive a moisture wicking technical race shirt, or skip it for a discount on registration. Must register by March 1 to guarantee a shirt.


  • 5K Race (3.1 miles): $25 ($30 race day), without shirt: $20 ($25 race day)
  • 1 Mile Fitness Walk: $20 ($25 race day), without shirt: $15 ($20 race day)
  • Kids' Fun Run: $15 (includes Terry the Tractor book), without shirt: $10
  • Family Fun Run pricing: after registering 2 children, additional Fun Run participants in the same family pay only $7 each (must register by mail or in person for special pricing)
  • Make checks payable to "Peoria Riverfront Museum"


Register here!


All race participants pre-registered by March 1 have the option to receive a gender specific moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Participants may also choose not to receive a shirt, for a discounted entry fee.


Included in your packet will be a one day pass to the Peoria Riverfront Museum, a sticker showing your out-of-this-world mileage, a moisture-wicking t-shirt (if you chose that option), coupons and more!


Awards to overall male and female winners, and top male and female 5K runners in each age division. Certificates for kids and fitness walkers. All kids will receive their choice of a Terry the Tractor book, signed by the author and race director, Mike Rucker.


5K divisions: overall male and female; 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and up

Inquires: please contact Renae Kerrigan at or 309.863.3030.

Checks can be mailed to:
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Water St
Peoria, IL 61602

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