John Bliven Memorial Walk/Run

Sat June 24, 2023 Macomb, IL 61455 US Directions


Age Based Pricing


7:30AM CDT
Age Based Pricing

2 Mile

7:30AM CDT


The Old Dairy
210 s. lafayette st
Macomb, IL US 61455


Samaritan Well is hosting the 22nd Memorial John Bliven Walk/Run on Saturday June 25, 2022, during Heritage Days. John served in the McDonough County Sheriff's Office for 50 years, 8 terms as sheriff.  At the time of his death in 1999, he was Illinois' longest serving sheriff. Samaritan Well Inc. has been in operation since 1998 and operates two shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness in our community.

Bliven Walk/Run registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Old Dairy, 210 South Lafayette Street, Macomb. The 2 mile and 5K walk/run will begin at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $25. Awards for the top male and female finishers will be given.  Walkers are welcome. T-shirts are guaranteed for registrations prior to 6/14/23.  Registration forms may be obtained at the Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the McDonough County YMCA, online at or the Samaritan Well Inc. Facebook page.  You can also contact the Samaritan Well Inc. office at 309-837-3357 between 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with questions. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Samaritan Well shelters and St. Jude Children’s’ Hospital.

  • All Age Groups are welcome
  • T-Shirts guaranteed if registered by Wednesday, June 14, 2023
  • Fruit, Snacks, & water for all run participants
  • Kids (12 and under) receive a free ice cream coupon for the Old Dairy on the day of the event
  • Awards for Top Male & Female finishers for both the 5k and 2Mile
  • Age Group Awards 5k & 2Mile:  15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older
  • Proceeds benefit The Samaritan Well, Inc. and St. Jude Children's Hospital

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