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Get Your 6.6 on Route 66
Date & Time
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


At 8 am on Saturday, August 25, 2018, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding the 4th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. All proceeds will go to local projects. Favorites such as the pre-race shot of pure maple sirup and commemorative shot glasses, awesome t-shirts, and post-race food, drinks, and entertainment on the square will be back.

Participants get the chance to run or walk from Funks Grove to McLean on the Mother Road and receive a pre-race shot of Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup and commemorative shot glass, t-shirt, and other goodies. 

Afterwards, all can gather on the McLean town square, where the Dixie restaurant will have brunch items; Parkview Inn will have smoothies, mimosas, beer, wine, and other beverage selections; Light & Sound by Josh Ummel will offer fun tunes; and Redbird Catering will be grilling up lunch food. There will also be a classic car show, photography by Diane Greene, bags games provided by Evergreen FS, puppies from Ruby’s Rescue & Retreat, and vintage arcade games at Arcadia and Pinball Paradise, located on the square. From 12 to 2 pm, there will be live entertainment by Austyn James, who will be playing country and rock favorites.

From 10 am to 12 pm, Mt. Hope–Funks Grove Park District will be sponsoring a team trivia event in the beverage tent. Teams of up to six people can compete for the grand prize, a certificate for a bundle of meat from Bloomington Meats (one certificate per team member). To register, e-mail Stacey at mhfgpd@frontier.com or register by phone (309-874-2382) or in person at the park district office (107 N. West St, McLean) between 7:30 and 11:30 am Monday through Friday.

This event is held by CORE of McLean, a nonprofit community organization, with the generous help and support of those mentioned above as well as Sugar Grove Nature Center of McLean, Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta, Full Gospel Tabernacle of Heyworth, and Illinois Central School Bus of Bloomington. 

For more details and to register, visit www.mclean-il.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/get.your.6.6.

Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup
5257 Historic U.S. 66
McLean/Funks Grove, IL