FOLEPI River Trail Classic

Date & Time

  • Saturday, November 27, 2021
  • 9 a.m. - 4-mile competitive run
  • 8:30 a.m. - 2-mile non-competitive walk
  • Get the special River Trail Classic running shirt  - register by Monday, October 18, 2021

Folepi River Trail Classic logo


The race is on for those on the run this holiday season for the 31st Annual FOLEPI River Trail Classic. The River Trail Classic attracts participants from throughout the country. The event is an in-person race with a group start and open to men, women and children of all ages. 


The 4-mile run occurs on a scenic, mostly downhill, point-to-point course on the East Peoria River Trail of Illinois. Transportation is provided from the Fon du Lac Park District Administration Building, 201 Veterans Drive, East Peoria, to the starting line on Frevent Road from 7:45 - 8:40 a.m. The bus for walkers leaves park district administration building at 8:15 a.m.  

Dogs are not allowed on the course.


Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers in each age division of the 4-mile run. Age divisions start at age 10 and younger and go through age 80 and older. No awards are presented for the 2-mile walk.

Post-race Party

Mickie's Pizzeria, 105 E Washington Street, East Peoria, will have pizza ready for all runners and their supporters, and beer for those age 21 and older from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Entry Fee

  • $40 by Monday, October 18 to include a correct size technical running shirt featuring a half zipper, long sleeves with thumb holes and a back zippered pocket. (Shirts can still be ordered after October 18 but sizes will not be guaranteed. Also, a limited amount of shirts will be available on race day.)
  • $25 for run or walk only with no shirts
  • Entry fees are non-refundable

How to Enter

There are several ways to enter the FOLEPI River Trail Classic:

  • Register and pay online at
  • Download the FOLEPI River Trail Classic entry form and mail it, with an entry fee check, to the address at the bottom of the form.
  • Pick up an entry form at East Peoria City Hall, Fon du Lac Park District Administration Building, EastSide Centre and Fondulac Banking Center, all in East Peoria, and mail it with the entry fee check to the address at the bottom of the form.  
  • Take a completed entry form to EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive, to pay with cash, check or credit/debit card.
  • Call EastSide Centre at 309-698-5437 to register and pay by phone with credit/debit card.

More Information or to Volunteer

For more information or to volunteer, call Jim McIntyre at 309-253-2420.