Beach Bum 5K

Due to inclement weather projected for tomorrow (8/13/16), we along with Special Olympics and the Rend Lake Army Corps of Engineers believe that it’s best to postpone the Beach Bum 5K for participant safety.

We will post the new date on the website, social media and email. If you are unable to attend the new date, we will gladly ship your shirt, medal, and bib to you.

We hope to establish a new race date early next week. Stay tuned and we apologize for any inconvenience. This was a difficult decision, but it ultimately came down to our concern for your safety.

The Beach Bum 5K Registration for 2016 is now open!

Benefiting Special Olympics of southern Illinois

All pre-registered participants will receive a Beach Bum 5K shirt and the first 100 who register will receive a custom Beach Bum 5K finishers race medal.

Beach Bum 2016

Help support Special Olympics

Run To Succeed and the Beach Bum 5K are proud to partner with Special Olympics. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 8:00 a.m.

Race Location:

Rend Lake Spillway Group Area

(just east of the Visitor’s Center)

10833 Rend Lake Dam Road

Benton, IL 62812


Packet Pickup & Same Day Registration:

Registration and packet pick-up: 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.


Entry Fees:

All runners and walkers are welcome!

Register before August 4th to be guaranteed a custom Beach Bum 5K shirt and custom race medal (first 100 only). We cannot guarantee this after August 4th.

Standard Registration fee – $25

Registration fee with “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of”  a Special Olympics athlete on the back of the race shirt – $35



All pre-registered participants will receive a custom Beach Bum 5K shirt and a custom finishers race medal (first 100 only).

5k finishers – we will have award medals for the overall male and female winner as well as the top 3 fastest males and females in the following age groups for runners. We will also award the top 3 overall walkers:

12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Register Online


Print Race Flyer here to mail

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