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2021 Starved Rock to Peoria Run, Saturday October 9th

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Every year, in October, we have a run on the Illinois river from Starved Rock Park in Peru, IL to Peoria IL. This is a 78 mile trip. It usually takes us 2 or so hours to cruise down. We eat lunch and head back up. It is usually a nice relaxing pace. We usually have around 12 - 15 boats. We will plan to leave Starved Rock at 8:30 am. Everyone should plan on getting there between 7:30 am - 8:00 am, so that we can launch and be ready to go by 8:30 am. We always encourage boaters to dress in layers. We usually always start off in sweats and end up in t-shirts by afternoon.

I made Kuchies for 11 am but need to get a good number of participants to let them know so they will have room for us. It is important that we get there at 11 right as they open to ensure we get dock space. The owner said bring mosquito repellent just in case. I would surprise me if mosquitoes are still an issue that late in the year, though. They also mentioned that they will have expanded their menu by then, as they are finalizing some items this week. They are anxious for us to try their new items.

Also, after we leave lunch there is a marina (Eastport Marina) about 1 mile away where we can refuel before heading back north.

Again, please let me know if you are going to make this trip so that we have enough room at Kuchies. I would like to give them a headcount and the earlier the better.



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I’ll add this to the list of stuff I’d like to do that weekend, along with a poker run on side by sides… but I’m 85% sure I’ll be watching 3rd grade soccer that day. Calendar hasn’t been announced yet, but expect it in the next couple of weeks.

@Babin Farms you aren’t in that pic are you? That was 3-4 years ago, I think? Our youngest, sitting on my lap holding the flag is 5 now.
 

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Sounds like a fun run. Wish I could join you guys.
It's just a short drive up here from your place, you might as well join us plus it'll be a cheaper lunch than in Bimini :thumbsup:

@Babin Farms you aren’t in that pic are you? That was 3-4 years ago, I think? Our youngest, sitting on my lap holding the flag is 5 now.
I am not in that pic. The last 2 years we've wanted to but it just hasn't happened. I used the pic & most of the first post from a previous years event with the ok from OP.

I certainly hope this tradition continues. I need someone to pick up the torch. I am now living in Knoxville, TN, therefore not heading this, but one of the trips we always looked forward to, especially when we could time the changing of the colors.
I guess I am grabbing the torch from @OperationROL and going to keep this an annual event.
 
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