615 N. Promenade Street, Havana, IL 62644
(309) 543-4431

Race Information

35th Annual
Polka Pace Race and Polka Dot Fun Run
September 9, 2017 in Havana, IL

About This Activity

The Polka Pace Race is a 5K run through the streets of Havana, including a jaunt through our scenic Riverfront Park and down our historic brick streets.  The race begins and ends in the downtown area on Main Street.  The Polka Pace Race is a U.S.A. Track and Field certified course and U.S.A. Track and Field sanctioned race. 

Along with the Polka Pace Race there will be a 1 mile Polka Dot Fun Run for children 10 and under. Every child will receive a medal and a cool t-shirt.

2017 will mark the 35th annual running of the Polka Pace Race, the race is held during Havana’s annual Oktoberfest celebration, which offers an assortment of activities for the entire family. For more information on the Polka Pace Race or Oktoberfest, please visit the Havana’s Chamber of Commerce at www.scenichavana.com or Mason District Hospital at www.masondistricthospital.org.







Registration Forms at www.scenichavana.com and www.masondistricthospital.org

Print and Mail Forms: Polka Pace Race - Polka Dot Fun Run

Online Registration at https://www.itsyourrace.com

Event details and schedule (Walkers and Strollers are welcome)

  • Entry fee includes: Race registration, race bag, gift, race shirt and finisher's medal.
  • Early Registration - Now thru August 25, 2017 - Cost: $25.00
  • Late Registration – August 26, 2017 thru September 9, 2017 - Cost: $35.00

Packet Pickup – September 7, 2017 from 3:00 pm 6:00 pm at Mason District Hospital’s Main Lobby and Saturday, September 9, 2017 6:30 am until 7:30 am downtown Main Street.  

Running Event Times

  • Local High School Cross Country runners begin at 7:30 am
  • 5K Race begins at 8:00 am
  • Walkers begins at 8:05 am,
  • Fun Run begins at approximately 9:00 am,

Timing by J3 Timing, Times will be posted at Awards following the race.

Music/Announcing by Dan Griffin

Photo Ops by Bob Coker

Cash prizes for top 3 finishers both male and female.

Prizes for top finishers in Polka Dot 10 and under Fun Run.

Awards will be immediately following the race under the tent on the corner of Main and Plum.  

Registration Information

Race Route

Contact Information

Angie Smith (309) 543-8159

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