Polka Pace Race

615 N. Promenade Street, Havana, IL 62644

Polka Pace Race

Polka Pace Race

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37th Annual Polka Pace Race and Polka Dot Fun Run September 7, 2019 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 certified race.

Polka Pace Race

Along with the Polka Pace Race there will be a 1 mile Polka Dot Fun Run for children 10 and under.

2019 will mark the 37th 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 or Mason District Hospital at

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Registration Forms at and

Online Registration at


Event details and schedule (Walkers and Strollers are welcome)

  • Entry fee includes: Race registration, race bag, gift, long sleeve race shirt, beer ticket for over 21.
  • Early Registration – Now thru August 23, 2019 – Cost: $25.00
  • Late Registration – August 24, 2019 thru September 7, 2019 – Cost $25.00 (no shirt)

Cash prizes for top 3 finishers both male and female. ($50, $25, $10)

Glass pint drinking glasses for top 3 finishers both male and female age groups.

Prizes for top 3 finishers in Polka Dot 10 and under Fun Run.

Packet Pickup – September 5, 2019 from 3:00 pm 6:00 pm at Mason District Hospital’s Main Lobby and Saturday, September 7, 2019 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.


Awards will be immediately following the race under the tent on the corner of Main and Plum. 

Polka Pace Race Entry Form CLICK HERE

Polka Dot Fun Run Entry Form CLICK HERE

Polka Dot Race Route CLICK HERE!

Polka Pace Race Route CLICK HERE!