I’ve Decided to Run

I've Decided to Run 2018... Team or Individual! 

ID Run 2017 (2)

Has the thought of running ever crossed your mind? No matter what level of fitness you are, we have a program designed to get you running your first 5K! We've taken away the intimidation factors and created a training program led by people who care, and a timed run for beginners only.

I've Decided to run 2018, is designed for beginners only and provides everything you need to successfully complete your First 5K!

I've Decided to Run 2018 Programs:

I've Decided to Run 2018 includes:

  • 10 week training - Starts Mon. Apr. 9th
  • My 1st 5k  Run      - Thur. June 14th       - Benefiting PUP - People with Unlimited Potential
  • Tech Shirt and Finishing medal
  • Post Run Party celebration 
  • $20 off running shoes at Running Central

I've Decided to run 2018 bundle includes (All of above) Plus:

  • 1 mile fun run         - Sat. May 12th             - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • 1 mile XC run           - Sat. May 26th             - No Child Wet Behind
  • 3 mile Maka Maka - Thur. Aug. 16th         - Peoria Friendship House

*Become a Premium Community Member and receive $10 off I've Decided to Run or $15 off the Bundle.

About My First 5K Run:


Thursday, June 14th, 2018 6:00PM


Junction City, Peoria, IL

Packet Pick up is Day of Run:

  • 4pm - 5:30pm   : TBD

About I've Decided to Run Training:

A 9 week outdoor training program that will: Build you up and prepare you  to participate in our 4th Annual My First 5K fully supported and timed run.


Starts Monday,  April 9th at 5:45 pm

Meeting every Monday at 5:45 pm


Clubs at River City (Outdoors), Peoria, IL

About our Lead Trainer:

Dawn Helgeson: She has been a runner for about 15 years. She started running by doing a program her husband developed similar to the “Couch to 5K” programs available today. Slowly she worked her way up over the next few years until she ran her first half marathon in Disney and then a marathon in Chicago. She was hooked!! She has participated in training programs through the years which helped her learn a lot about running and also build lasting friendships and running buddies. Peoria is lucky to have a strong running community and she is looking forward to helping all of you become a part of it as well!

Partial proceeds benefit our friends at: