Polka Pace Race

Havana, IL

It's that time again! Time to start training for the Polka Pace Race! This fun 5K will take you through the beautiful and historic streets of old town Havana as well as the scenic Riverfront! Race begins at 8:00 AM

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

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. 

Race sign up forms are online now!

Kids 10 and under are just $10.00! What a great way to get the kids active!

Race Provided by:

Mason District Hospital

Check-in and packet pick-up takes place on Main St. between Plum St. and Orange St. around an hour and a half prior to the start of the event.

When & Where

Sep 9, 2017


7:00 AM

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