Race Director:  Coach Kristin Sturhahn
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Raider Challenge
2017 Results
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16th Annual Raider Challenge
June 24th, 2017
Sponsored By:

Gully/ICX Transporation
Y 101 Radio
Quincy Medical Group
Swick Realty
Cross Country Trailer
Continental Cement

About This Event
Come experience one of West Central Illinois' best organized events and see why participants keep coming back each year!! A 5K run/walk & 10K combination road race/cross country race that begins and ends at Quincy Notre Dame High School. The races will take you through one or two of Quincy's most beautiful and historic river bluff parks. Participants will enjoy the challenges presented by either course. There are several beautiful views of the Mississippi River Valley along this route. The 5K course has rolling hills and is suitable for all. The long hills throughout the 10K course will challenge you! Come experience the challenge and beauty of the courses that keep people coming back for more! We also have a 1 mile fun run for youth under age 13 who aren't quite ready for the full 5 or 10K events.

Overall top two male/female finishers in each of 13 age group categories will be awarded prizes in the 5K run. Overall top three male/female finishers in each of 7 age group categories will be awarded prizes in the 10K run. Overall top four male and female finishers of the 5K walk will be awarded prizes. All youth entrants in the mile run will receive an award. Offered again for 2017! Running Wild will donate a new pair of running shoes to anyone who breaks the existing 5K or 10K Men's or Women's Overall Course Records.

Ample parking is available in the High School parking lots as well as along several of the side streets near the High School. 

Timing and Post Race Results
Electronic timing services are provided by Elvish Consulting. Race results will be posted near the awards table immediately after the races. Post race results will also be available at 

Moisture Wicking Shirts/Goodie Bags
Pre-registrants are guaranteed a moisture wicking shirt in their size (YM and adult sizes S to XXL only) and a goodie bag with items from our sponsors. Sizes subject to availability on race day. Moisture wicking shirts may run a size smaller than a cotton T-shirt. Complimentary food and drink available to all event participants. Door prizes will also be drawn for contestants. Goodie bags may be picked up the night before (6-23) from 3-6pm or on event day in the QND foyer.
Age as of 24 June 2017
13 & Under
70 & Over

Age as of 24 June 2017
19 & Under
70 & Over

Thank you for visiting this page of our Cross-Country Web Site!  This is where you'll find out information regarding our annual Raider Challenge.  Meanwhile, we really want to thank our Sponsors for their support!

Sponsors Include:

Gully/ICX Transporation, Y 101 Radio, Quincy Medical Group, 
Ameren, Swick Realty, & Continental Cement 

Whether you are 1 or 101 this event is for you!

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Coach Edgar
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Be sure to check out pictures taken at last year’s Raider Challenge!   Just CLICK HERE and check out the pictures; very cool!  Pictures from this year's event will be posted soon.

To Raider Challenge visitors, including our many out of town guests, welcome to our site and thank you for your interest in our 5K/10K event.  Our 10th year of this event has come and gone.  We hope that your experience was positive and that you will share the Tri-State’s best kept secret (the Raider Classic) with your friends. 

If you haven’t been able to join us prior to this year, you will find the Challenge to be very well run, have plenty of food, and results posted within minutes of the final 10K finisher.  We want you to have a positive experience with us while still having plenty of time to enjoy other events occurring in the area on this day.  The parks you will run or walk through are mature, river bluff/basin parks and most of the courses are under a tree canopy.  To add to the experience, we even throw in a little off-road cross country into each course!  To encourage on-line registrations, we absorb the fee charged for this service.  Due to the many positive comments from our pre-registered participants, we will continue to distribute goody bags and accept registrations the evening before the event from 4-6 pm in the main foyer of QND High School.  We look forward to welcoming you to Quincy and know that you will enjoy your morning with us!

Each year our Raider Clhallenge draws more and more interest.  We cannot thank all those who help us enough to make each year such a Success - What a Team effort!  

For Results from the 2009 Raider Challenge Click Here.  
For Results from the 2010 Raider Challenge Click Here. 
For Results from the 2011 Raider Challnge Click Here
For Results from the 2012 Raider Challenge Click Here. 
For Results from the 2013 Raider Challenge Click Here.
For Results from the 2014 Raider Challenge CLICK HERE.
For Results from the 2015 Raider Challenge CLICK HERE.
For Results from the 2016 Raider Challenge CLICK HERE.
For Results from the 2017 Raider Challenge  CLICK HERE.
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Thank You for Your Support!
This page was last updated: June 26, 2017
The Raider Classic is So Awesome!  Thanks Coach Edgar!   We'll see you again Next Year!
Thank You to All the Volunteers & Sponsors for Our Event!

We had just over 260 Registered for last years Challenge; and each year it seems to GROW! 
Will you be Ready on Saturday?

Results Can be Found
June 23, 2018  

2018 Flyer to be Posted Here