Richland County Recreation Council (RCRC) is a local, not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1994. Its mission is to develop and promote year-round recreation program and recreation facilities for the citizens of Richland County.


RCRC has an impressive fundraising history, including working with the City of Olney to pursue grants, hosting music concerts and sports events, and working with local athletic leagues and school districts. The most recent fundraising endeavor has been helping create the Together We Play Park. This inclusive playground allows children of all abilities to play together in Richland County and Southeastern Illinois.

Annual Events

Cold Hearted 5K
February 25th, 2017

The Cold Hearted 5K is one of the first 5K races of the year. This event starts and finishes near Bobalou’s on Whittle Avenue. We know it is cold outside but we encourage you to brave the cold, get some exercise and then come inside and warm up and enjoy a nice beverage.

White Squirrel Triathlon
August 5th, 2017

2017 will be the 7th Annual RCRC White Squirrel Triathlon. This events draws over 250 participants and roughly 150 helpful event volunteers. It all starts at Musgrove Park and Aquatic Center in Olney. There is a 200 meter swim, 14.6 gravel free bike ride, and 5K run/walk.

Turkey Trot 5K
November 24th, 2016

People like this race for a variety of reasons.  Whether it is part of your Holiday tradition, or you are looking to burn a few calories before indulging in some good food later in the day.

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