About the Pokanoka's Run & Walk Fundraiser

Fundraising Event for Safe Passage !

On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, at 8 AM, Pokanoka’s Cafe at Shabbona Lake State Park will host the 6th Annual Pokanoka’s Trail Run/Walk at Shabbona Lake State Park. The Trail Run/Walk will be a fundraising event for Safe Passage, DeKalb County’ Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Agency. The mission of Safe Passage is to reduce or prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

Safe Passage offers a wide range of services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, including counseling, legal and medical advocacy, crisis intervention, community education, and a 24-hour support hotline. Established in 1981, Safe Passage continues to grow in an effort to serve more victims and their families.

The Trail Run will be approximately 8 miles long.  The Run will be along wooded trails and open prairie lands, as the runners circle around scenic Shabbona Lake.   The Walk will be a circle loop thru approximately 1.8 miles of historic woods in Shabbona Lake State Park.

Shabbona Lake State Park is located in Southern DeKalb County approximately 25 miles Southwest of DeKalb, Illinois.  The Park attracts approximately 475,000 visitors a year.

The 8 mile Trail Race/Walk will be timed by  RACE TIME, Inc. from Winfield, Illinois.  Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following 8 categories: Male, Female, 18 & Under, 19-34, 35-49 and 50 & over.

Trail Walkers will leisurely walk the 1.8 miles at their own pace.

Sign up fees are: $30 for Runners and $15 for Walkers.

To receive a T Shirt, Runners /Walkers must Pre-register by Wednesday, June 27th!!!!  


The Event

2018 Pokanoka's Trail Run & Walk

A family-oriented event for all ages. Run or Walk. It’s up to you!


July 4, 2018


Shabbona Lake State Park
100 East Preserve Road, Shabbona, IL

Start Time

8 am


Trail Run 8 miles long
Walk 1.8 miles

Proud Sponsors

Safe Passage

Resource Bank

Foster Financial Management, LLC.

Shabbona Lake Sportsman Club

Pizza Villa

Kish Health System

Foster’s Tax & Accounting

Randy Holle Real Estate

Steve Klopfenstein Insurance

Mary Fraedrich – Photographer

Sycamore Culvers

Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental

Pokanoka’s Café


Highlands Marketing

Shabbona Lake State Park

Shabbona Casey’s


Ka-Ti Flowers

Shabbona Fire Department

Kathleen & Kenneth Spears

Lesa & Bryant Clanin

Shabbona Cafe

Shabbona Lake Sportsman Club

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