40th Annual Steamboat Classic

Screen shot 2013-06-17 at 10.30.52 AM Photo courtesy of Run With Jess

The 40th annual Steamboat Classic was run in our backyard of Peoria, Illinois on June 15th, 2013 and IPICO Sports was there. Considered the World’s Fastest 4 Mile and Illinois Toughest 15K, the Steamboat Classic is the premier running event in Central Illinois. IPICO Sports was there with custom, souvenir shoe tags and supporting our customer, River City Race Management in timing the race. Nearly 4000 people ran through the streets on Peoria on a cloudy and warm but mostly dry Saturday morning. The custom shoe tags performed double-duty as the race provided lanyards to insert the souvenir tag into for display after the race.

River City Race Management enhanced the timing services of this year’s event by featuring live results with QR codes printed on each bib for quick access to the results with a smartphone or from the kiosks near the finish line. They also provided post-race results with individual video of the participants finishing via there results site and YouTube.

And finally, our own Justin Hopper, throws down at this years race, representing the IPICO Sports team in stellar fashion. Justin states,”This is my second straight year running the Steamboat Classic and the event is a lot of fun. The runners and spectators are extremely passionate about this race and that is clearly visible as a result of strong turnouts each and every year. The location of the finish line on the riverfront is really cool and the custom shoe tags they passed out to each participant were truly unique.”

Make sure to congratulate him and all of our Steamboat Classic participants and organizers. Well done!

Justin Hopper_Steamboat Classic 2013