Beat Beethoven 5K and 2-Mile WalkPurchase Tickets
Run beings at 9:00 am
Walk begins shortly after

Packet pick-up is Friday, October 26 from noon - 6:00 pm
and on Saturday, October 27 before the run from 8:00-8:45 am.
Peoria Symphony Office
101 State Street
Peoria, Illinois
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Love music? Love to run? Combine both and come out for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s 2nd Annual Beat Beethoven 5K!

This event is a 5K Run/2-Mile Walk that will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

See if you can beat Beethoven as you run or walk past stations that will be playing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony—one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable orchestral works.

The course starts at the Peoria Symphony Orchestra office (located in the WTVP Building) at 101 State Street in Peoria, Illinois. The race will take you along the Peoria Riverfront to the Gateway Building, Constitution Garden, and back.

The 5K run begins at 9 am. The 2-mile walk will begin shortly after the race. Walking turnaround point is near the Gateway Building.

Price is $35 per participant. Participants are guaranteed a t-shirt up until October 14, and all participants will receive a light-up baton.

Overall first place male and female winners receive a trophy. Top three finishers in each division receive a medal. Age categories are: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 & over.


Race timing is by ShaZam Racing.

Beat Beethoven 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk benefits the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and its mission to entertain, educate, and inspire through music.  The Peoria Symphony provides music education programs throughout Central Illinois.  Music programs including Resident Artist Week (RAW) reach preschoolers and senior citizens alike, as the guest artist visits schools and living centers in the greater Tri-County area.

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra is now currently celebrating its 121st Anniversary thanks to the direct support of numerous individuals and corporations throughout our greater community.

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This season was made possible, in part, by leadership gifts from:
Peoria Symphony Foundation Soderstrom Skin Institute PNC Illinois Arts Council Agency
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