Region I Lake Sara Dam Run

What is the Lake Sara Dam Run?

Best Little Dam Run in Illinois!! Half Marathon at 7:00am, 8-mile Run at 8:00 AM and SK Walk/Run at 9:00 AM. There will be prizes and lots of great food. All proceeds benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

Runners will be placed in divisions and awards will be presented based on place of finish.

Parking is limited. Please carpool if you are able.

Registration Information.


Lunch will be provided. Water is provided by a generous donation by Heartland Coca-Cola.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

About Special Olympics Illinois    

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  


Apr 06 2024


7:00 am - 2:00 pm


Lake Sara
9352 East Park Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401


Ruth Rhodes

Other Organizers

Katie Duncan
Pat Gillenwater
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