2021 Southern Illinois Spring Classic
Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Half Marathon
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Each 5K and Half Marathon participant will be entered into a drawing for a $500 cash prize! (Must be present to win.)
Kids Shopping Day (KSD) of Lawrence County is a faith based, nonprofit organization committed to helping Lawrence County children needing assistance with school supplies and back-to-school clothing.
Year after year our community has come together in an effort to help our local kids feel confident for the start of each school year. The first Saturday in August, each child is supplied with two outfits of clothing, shoes, socks, underwear, hygiene items, school supplies and a backpack. For the last three years, local beauticians have donated their time and talents to give the children haircuts, as well. The organization began in 2006, helping 166 children. Since then, the need for the program has grown, helping 518 Lawrence County children in 2019, with over 125 volunteers assisting.
On March 27, 2021 KSD of Lawrence County will be hosting its 11th annual Southern Illinois Spring Classic 5K run/walk. The 2021 race will be the 10th year for the Half-Marathon. Due to COVID, we unfortunately we're not able to host our 10th annual Southern Illinois Spring Classic Race. We're hopeful that our 2021 SISC Race will be successful to help the children in Lawrence County. In 2019 the event played host to nearly 115 runners, over 100 volunteers, countless spectators, and raised $20,000 for the youth of Lawrence County.