Founded in 1983, the Second Wind Running Club is Champaign-Urbana's premier running and walking club. Membership is open to all ages and levels, from beginning walkers to seasoned runners. With around 500 members, there is truly something for everyone.


  • second wind events 7/18-7/24

    Save the date! Our summer cookout will be Tuesday, August 15 at Meadowbrook after the fun run. Bring a side to share and Second Wind will provide burgers and buns.
    Fun Run: There will be a shoe rep from Hoka at the run tomorrow!

    Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana (at the intersection of Windsor and Vine - there is a parking lot and you can park on both sides of Vine as you approach the park). We will start out with a timed-ish mile running west and then south, followed by one or more two mile loops continuing in the same direction. Not sure you're up for a fast mile? The Relaxed-Pace Running Group (RPRG) does a 11-15 minute mile pace and walking is welcome. Both these groups go in the opposite direction, so no matter your speed you'll see other club members!

    There will be a shoe rep from Brooks with the new Glycerin15 next week too.
     Post Run: Crane Alley in Urbana (let's grab a table outside and enjoy summer)! Don't plan to run? Come out at 7:30.
    Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me!
     Board meeting: tomorrow, 7/18 at 7pm at the Urbana Free Library  Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm. This week, we will meet at Orchard Downs in Urbana. Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend and speedwork will alternate between meeting at Centennial and at Orchard Downs.
    Saturday group run (marathon training): Saturday at 7am. This week we meet at the Urbana Free Library for 12 miles, with the first section being a 3.5 mile loop back to the start. Even if you're not planning on running a fall marathon, there's a group run distance for you since all routes have an easy way to make a 3-5 mile run. Unlike our Spring training program, these runs are open to all club members. Check out the schedule here - routes are not final for all weeks, but starting location and distance options are listed. David Ammermann is the coordinator. Here is this week's route (turns will be marked with chalk so you won't get lost): http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=590436
    Summer weather and water reminder:
    The club brings a cooler of water to the Tuesday night and Saturday morning group runs, but no cups - bring your own bottle. Water is not provided at speedwork. In the event of severe weather/electrical storms, use caution and common sense when going on a run. Decisions to cancel fun runs and speedwork due to weather will be made in as timely a matter as possible.

    Get 10% off all Monumental Marathon weekend races with top secret code SECONDWIND2017VIP (we will verify your member status, so no sharing!). Find more about our free fall marathon training program and the link to register at http://secondwindrunningclub.org/monumentalmarathon
    Know a lady who wants to start running? Registration for our Fall Women's Beginning Running Group is open! More experienced runners who want to join, either with a friend who is new or just for the group are welcome too. We start out with anywhere from all walking to 2 minute running and 2 minute walking intervals and add a few minutes to our group run/walk each week. Find more details here: http://secondwindrunningclub.org/events/training/womensrunning/fall


  • summer/fall long runs begin June 24 and end October 28

    Looking to run a fall marathon? We've got Saturday morning group runs at 7am every week from June 24 through the end of October! With distances for those training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon/Half Marathon, plus longer distances for early-season racers and a way to make every run a shorter distance for those of you just looking to get out for a few miles with a group, this summer is the one to not let the heat get to you.

    Find the schedule of where we are meeting and links to the ALL NEW routes here! Routes may still be in development and subject to change but starting locations are final.