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ECA Gun & Knife Show
March 03, 2018 - March 04, 2018

The Pavilion | 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The ECA Hunting and Trade Show will be held at The Pavilion on March 3-4, 2018.  These are the largest shows in Illinois, with 20-22 shows held each year statewide.  Choose from a wide variety of guns, ammo, knives, hunting accessories, hi-tech optics, and more.
1602 Sioux Drive- Marion, IL 62959


Kegan Johns Memorial 5K
March 04, 2018

Harry Crisp Sports Complex | 01:00 pm
You have an option to change from a shortsleeve tee to a hoodie during registration (additional fees apply). Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days. Keeping yourself and others safe! We can all make a difference!  Benefiting Williamson County Traffic Safety Days: Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. Packet Pickup Information:Registration and packet pick-up: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (Other opportunities may be announced at a later date) . All runners and walkers are welcome!***Register before February 21st to be guaranteed your apparel. We cannot guarantee this after February 21st. Apparel upgrades will not be available after the pre-registration cutoff date.***Registration fee – $25 includes shortsleeve shirt (full front logo)Registration fee – $35 includes 50/50 blend hoodie (full front logo) . Awards for the overall male and female – runners and walkers. There will be awards given to the top three winners of each age category for runners (both genders) and the top 5 overall walkers (both genders): 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60.
1606 S Carbon Street, Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-8196


Crappie USA Super Tournament
March 16, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina | 06:00 am
Crappie USA Inc., “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will hold the first of four $10,000 Super Events on the waters of Lake of Egypt at Marion, Illinois from March 9th-11th, 2017.  Anglers will be fishing for a 7-fish limit of crappie each day, which could net them a piece of the $10,000 in cash and prizes along with the opportunity to advance to the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic, the most prestigious event in crappie fishing today.
A Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday the 11th at the Elks Pavilion on the Lake of Egypt.
Registration and Seminar: A pre-tournament seminar will be held on Thursday evening the 9th at The Pavilion- 1602 Sioux Drive in Marion.  Sign-up will begin at 5pm with the meeting and a National Sponsor Field Test Product Drawing starting at 7pm local time.  This seminar is open to the public.  For those not fishing the event, we encourage you to come out to this meeting and meet the top crappie anglers in the region.
Crappie USA offers more than just an event for the top anglers in the region and nation.  The Amateur Division offers a chance for local and new up and coming anglers the opportunity to fish on a competitive level at half the cost of the Semi-Pro entry fee.
12024 Laguna Drive- Marion, IL 62959


Springout Duo Dash 5k
March 24, 2018

Legends at Walker's Bluff | 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
This 5K run/walk is a unique race for southern Illinois. The duo is a combination of two runners and their combined finishing time. There are no rules or limitations on who can comprise the Duo. The duo may pre-register or sign up on race day as a team.
Individual runners are also invited to run this race and will be paired prior to the start with their duo partner. There will be an individual award as well.
The race course will start and end at the picturesque Walker's Bluff winery in southern Illinois. Runners will run past the actual Vineyard which is beautiful at all times of the year.
All participants will receive a very nice participation medal.
Awards will be provided for the top M/M Duo runners, top M/F Duo runners, top F/F Duo runners, top individual male runner, top individual female Runner, top Duo Walkers and the top individual walker.
Pre-registration can be completed electronically with the an online link or on race day.
Pre-registration will be $25 ($20 for RRR members). Walk-up registration will be $25 on race day but will not get a shirt or medal.
To register, please go to
Guarantees for a T-shirt will have a cut off date of March 1st.
326 Vermont Road, Carterville, IL 62918


All-Ages Micro Wrestling
April 15, 2018

Herrin Civic Center | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
You don't want to miss the 6-cast member wrestling blowout with the Micro Wrestling Federation! This is the most outrageous event within our industry brought to you by Low Budget Rock Star Entertainment; The innovators of mundane entertainment! Become a Micro Mayhemer and get more action for your buck! Here is what you can expect:
Two Single Matches: Who are the toughest Micro wrestlers? Come find out!
Micro Brawl: Body slams, suplexes, and punches to the face can take place anywhere in the building! Get ready for up-close and personal Micro action! 
Fatal Four Way: Four Micro superstars enter the squared circle and stand tiny toe to tiny toe against one another in the main event! The belt is on the line and only one Micro wrestler will leave as champion.
Following the show is the world famous Micro Wrestling After Party. Fans can stick around and socialize with the Micro cast members; It's definitely going to get out of hand! 
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101 South 16th Street- Herrin, IL 62948


River-to-River Relay
April 21, 2018

Shawnee National Forest | 06:15 am - 08:00 pm
The River-to-River (R2R) race is a popular, annual 80-mile relay race held in Southern Illinois in mid-April.  240 eight-member teams from around the country compete.  The 8 members of each team run 3 cycles of approximately 3.3 miles while maintaining a specific order.  The course starts near the Mississippi River by Wolf Lake, IL and proceeds over 80 hilly and curvy miles of 2-lane highways to Golconda on the banks of the Ohio River.
Mississippi & Ohio Rivers- Southern IL


Jefferson Jog 2018
April 21, 2018

Jefferson Elementary School | 07:00 am - 09:00 am
Our annual 5K fundraiser is back! Please set your calendars, and come join us for a fun day of helping our school. This year, a portion of each registration is going to Johnston City Manna Mission AND Crittergal Animal Rescue. We will also be accepting food donations for the mission and pet supplies for Crittergal. We look forward to seeing you! Plus this year, we've added an inflatable obstacle course for kids (along with the fun run).
1108 Grand Avenue, Johnston City, Illinois 62951


Whirlwind Soccer Tournament
May 04, 2018 - May 06, 2018

Marion Soccer Complex | 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recreational league tournament with over 100 teams competing at the Marion Soccer Complex; games for children of all ages, face painting, concessions, and many more activities to keep everyone busy and having fun.
109 Valentine Lane- Marion, IL 62959