Lace Up Your Running Shoes

Ready, Set, GROW! The IAA Foundation presents its 7th Annual 5K Grow & Go to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table. Learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause! Proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, a program providing free resources to teachers in effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel & farming. We are pleased to provide a hot breakfast, awards ceremony and an all-around celebratory great time!

5K & 1 Mile Walk | $25 Early-Bird Registration | Deadline May 1

This accurately measured course has a cross-country feel with well-maintained grass, pavement and a few rolling hills. Finishing times and results are provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal. Pre-registrants receive a t-shirt and a healthy, hot breakfast after the race.

Fun for the Kids| Cock-A-Doodle Dash | $5

Join us for the 1/4 mile Cock-a-Doodle Dash for children 10 & under. All participants receive an award, milk and a hot breakfast, plus kids can participate in fun, interactive learning stations during the open house.

Something For Everyone | $7 Family & Friends Open House

Not racing or dashing? You can still join us for a hot breakfast during the open house and awards ceremony!

Become A “Grow & Go Hero” | Earn Free Registration

By asking friends and family to donate, they are sponsoring you as an individual runner! Why become a hero? You’re supporting the IAITC Program at an individual level, showing others that one person can make a difference! Because of your efforts, the IAA Foundation continues to provide free resources to teachers at no cost!

Hear from Jenny G. a 2016 “Grow & Go Hero”

Hero Perks

  • You receive Free Registration & Hero T-Shirt to help you stand out from the crowd
  • Ag-related book(s) donated in your name to the school or library of your choice
  • Recognition of your contributions/efforts during the awards ceremony

How Do I Become a Hero

1)   Ask for monetary donations to sponsor your run

  • Raise $75 or more

2)   Use the “Hero Donation Commitment Form” to collect your donor names and donation amount

3)   How do submit my donations?

  • Interoffice the form & donations to Jessica Denny, IAA Foundation, IAA Building 2nd Floor
  • If all are paid online, the IAA Foundation is notified and will contact you once your commitment is met
  • Turn them in on race to the registration desk

Event Possible Thanks To Our Sponsors