Aug 06, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Tom Short 5K

Forrest Park

Shelbyville IL, 62565


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Entry Fee $15
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $20
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 5K

Series: General Dacey Trail

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2003


Forest Park. General Dacey Trail, has become the signature Shelbyville 5K course.part of the course used by Shelbyville High School and Moulton Middle School xc prep teams. The Tom Short Trail 5k Trail Run was first run in 2003 and continues as an annual event to celebrate the life of Tom Short.

Tom was a local businessman who was a part-owner of Leach-Wilson Chevrolet. He was a man of faith who loved his family and he lived to encourage others. The race is held on the first Saturday in August and has grown in participation every year. Proceeds from the race are used to support the maintenance of the General Dacey Trail.

The race is unique for the following reasons: the course is very challenging, an option for team cross country scoring exists, form a team of five runners and signup on race day for the team competition. You run the race as an individual, but we also use your place to score an additional team competition. Popsicles and chocolates highlight the post-race refreshments a big splash event is held at the Shelbyville Aquatic Center in Forest Park after the race for all participants. The Tom Short Training Team is and eight-week program designed to encourage local residents to participate in the Tom Short 5k.



Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 06, 2022

Held on Aug 07, 2021

Held on Aug 01, 2020

Held on Aug 03, 2019

Held on Aug 04, 2018

Held on Aug 05, 2017

Held on Aug 06, 2016

Held on Aug 01, 2015

Held on Aug 02, 2014

Held on Aug 03, 2013

Held on Aug 04, 2012

Held on Aug 06, 2011

Held on Aug 07, 2010

Held on Aug 01, 2009

Held on Aug 02, 2008

Held on Aug 04, 2007

Held on Aug 05, 2006

Held on Aug 06, 2005

Held on Aug 07, 2004

Held on Aug 02, 2003