Get Your 6.6 on Route 66!

Join Us for Our 5th Annual Run/Walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean!


On Saturday, August 25, 2018, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 5th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk to benefit the community of McLean, IL.


A Sweet Start

  • Parking will be provided in McLean in the open grassy lot just north of the Shell station/McDonalds (401 S Main St). (No race parking will be available at Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup.)
  • Shuttle service to the start line will be provided from 6:15 to 7:15 am.
  • Check in between 6:30 and 7:30 am at Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup and take a pre-race shot of pure maple sirup for some extra energy! A commemorative shot glass will be provided in your swag bag!

Get Ready, Get Set…

Let’s Celebrate!

After the race, proceed to the square, where you can:

  • Get your photo taken in front of our custom backdrop to prove you got your 6.6!
  • Dig into some tasty post-race brunch items provided by the Dixie Restaurant.
  • Sip on some cold beer, wine, smoothies, and other beverages in our beverage tent, provided by Parkview Inn.
  • Groove to classic and current country, rock, and pop music provided by Light & Sound by Josh Ummel.
  • Cheer along as awards are given for the best times in each age group.
  • Find a new friend for life from Ruby’s Rescue and Retreat, who will have adoptable dogs and puppies ready to meet you from 9 am to 2 pm!
  • Test your skills on vintage arcade games at Arcadia: America’s Playable Arcade Museum.
  • Check out antique, classic, and new cars, trucks, and motorcycles at a cruise-in from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Chow down on delicious lunch and snack items from RedBird Catering—they’ll be grilling onsite from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Participate in a team trivia event, sponsored by the Mount Hope–Funks Grove Park District, in the beverage tent from 10 am to noon. Contact Stacey at the Park District by email ( or phone (309-874-2382, M-F 7:30 to 11:30 am) for details and to register, or check out the Facebook event page.

Get Registered!

  • Online registration is open! Click here to register online.
  • Mail-in registration is also available; click here to download the form.
  • You can also check out our Facebook page and event page.
  • Register by July 15 to take advantage of a reduced pre-registration fee of only $35 and to guarantee a t-shirt.
  • After July 15, the pre-registration fee will be $40.
  • Day-of registration will be available for $50.
  • Fee includes:

You Don’t Have to Run to Get in on the Fun!

  • We need volunteers to help with the activities on Saturday! If you’re interested in getting involved, please email us at or message us via our Facebook page.
  • Or, just come out to enjoy some great food, drinks, and music; cheer on the runners and walkers; check out some classic cars and adorable pups; have some trivia fun; and socialize with your friends and neighbors! We hope to see you there!

We Love Our Sponsors!

We couldn’t make this event happen every year without the generous support of our sponsors! In return, we offer all sponsors the opportunity to have their logo on the back of the shirt and include promotional items in the swag bags; additional benefits are offered for higher levels of sponsorship. You can download a sponsorship form here. For more information, please send us an email at or message us via our Facebook page.