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Amish Country Cheese Festival

The Cheese Festival "RAT RACE"


Sponsored by Arthur Woman’s Club

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Entry fee:  $20 on or before Aug 29th

                  *  Late registration:  $2

Checks Payable to:
Arthur Women's Club
Early Registration is recommended. 
Race day registration will start at
6:00 a.m. 
1 Mile Fun Run - 7:15 a.m.
5k/10K Race Starts at approx. 7:30 a.m.
5K Rec Walk - 7:45 a.m.
Kiddie Fun Run - Approx 9:30 a.m.

 Age divisions:
9 and under
15-19  40-44
20-24  45-49
25-29  50-54
30-34  55-59
35-39  60-64
Cash prizes and trophies to top male and Female run finisher. 
Medals to 3 place run finishers. 
T-Shirts to all participants.  Food and drinks at finish line.


For further information:
Linda Ingles
517 S. Vine St.
Arthur, IL 61911
Festival Notes: Arthur is located in central Illinois, 10 miles west of I-57 exit #203  on Rt. 133 in the heart of the Illinois Amish settlement. 
Register at the visitors center  at the north end of the downtown business area. 
After the run you may want to visit the many craft and food vendors lining the streets or explore the surrounding countryside and view the many farms and businesses of the Amish community.


Print and Mail This Rat Race Entry Form

Kiddie Fun Run - Ages 4-8 - 9am Start. No entry fee. No T-shirts unless pre-registered runners request a youth size in S, M, or L and pay $8 additional for the shirt. Treats and snacks will be provided for all children in the Fun Run

Family fun for the whole weekend. Enjoy the festival atmosphere throughout Arthur.  Come join us and have fun!

2012 Rat Race Results by group

2012 Rat Race Results overall

2011 Rat Race Results
2010 Rat Race Results
2009 Rat Race Results
2008 Rat Race Results
2007 Rat Race Results 
2006 Rat Race Results

Map of Rat Race Route


Planning a visit to Illinois Amish Country? Let ACM Tours help you get the most out of your visit. ACM Tours can arrange for preplanned itineraries, step-on guided tours, or meals in Amish homes for family or larger groups.

Cheese Festival Event Information may change at any time. For up to the minute questions call the
Arthur Visitors Information Center at 1800-72-AMISH for planning information