• Forward March & Run supports Goodwill’s Veterans’ Services

    Goodwill of Central Illinois provides many types of support and services to our veterans. From taking care of our homeless veterans through our veterans’ home and Stand Down event to getting job ready with free classes and career services, we help reconnect veterans to our community.

    Now, we want you to help us do more. More for our veterans. More for their families. More for our community. Please join us as we march and run to support veterans’ services right here in Central Illinois.

  • March or Run in honor of a veteran or military member

    All participants will receive an additional bib to wear across their back. You can name the person you’re honoring and wear it throughout the event. Whether you’re a marcher, runner, veteran, military member, family member or patriotic supporter, we have a distance for you to join us and honor our veterans here in Central Illinois.

  • Opening with patriotism – finishing across home plate

    Through the generous support of Rocky Vonachen and the Peoria Chiefs, Goodwill’s Forward March & Run is providing a unique race experience. We open the event by honoring those who have and are serving. Participants then run along a route lined with a motorcycle honor guard and winding past the downtown war memorials. The 8-mile route takes runners out to Soldier’s Hill in Springdale Cemetery. All marchers and runners get to finish inside the stadium and cross home plate. We’re hoping you get goose bumps.

  • Multiple prize giveaways at the after party

    Your bib number enters you into our post-race drawing for multiple prizes. Through the generosity of our sponsors, we’re giving away some nice swag. From an LED HD TV to personal digital devices to local gift cards we’re giving you the chance to win BIG. It’s a small way we‘re saying thank you for supporting veterans’ services in Central Illinois.

Supporting Sponsors