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Run for the Bagel 2017

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Celebrating 30 years of the Mattoon Area Family YMCA’s Run for the Bagel

Join us at the start line on Sat, July 22nd at 6:30am.  This early morning race allows you to beat the heat of the day and finishes in time for you to catch the Bagelfest parade downtown.  You will follow a flat and partially shaded path with a few water stations along the route.

This year’s run will feature at 5K walk/run and a 10K run.  Medals will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age/gender division for both the 5K and the 10K.

Registration fees as follows:

Pre-race registration(April 1-July 21, 2017)-$30 per person

Day of race registration-$35 per person

Register by July 1st to receive a commemorative t-shirt.  For all other registrations commemorative race t-shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

You may register online by clicking HERE.  Registration may also be done in person at the YMCA.

For more information, contact Sarah at

Funding for Run for the Bagel 2017 provided in part by Mattoon, Illinois Tourism.

Additional Race Information


Mattoon Area Family YMCA

Location:  YMCA Bock Gym

Friday, July 21, 11am-1pm, 4:00-7:00pm

Saturday, July 22, 5:30-6:00am


Location:  YMCA Bock Gym

Time: 5:30 am -6:00 am


KC Summers Toyota (19th St. & Broadway Ave.)

10K Run               6:30am

5k Run/Walk         6:35am


Mattoon Area Family YMCA

221 N. 16th Street


Flat, partially shaded, two water stations, refueling station at the end of the race.  Strollers are allowed behind the racers. No rollerblades, headphones, or dogs are allowed on the course. Porta-potties at the start and finish line. Click HERE to download the course map.


Top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards.


Run for the Bagel is an officially timed event using the disposable Bib Tag timing system.  Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event.  Race results will be posted at .


Not going to participate in Run for the Bagel this year? Consider joining us as a volunteer! We need helping hands on the race course, at the finish line, and packet pick-up. The hours you put in as a volunteer can earn you free race registrations for upcoming events.  For more information on the Mattoon Area Family YMCA volunteer program and to volunteer for Run for the Bagel click HERE.