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 nearly 500 members, there is truly something for everyone.


Weekly club announcements: Up to date info available HERE

Register for the IL Marathon training program, next price increase is December 1 - click HERE

2020 Members Banquet - info and registraton HERE
2019 Club Awards Nominations - click HERE

Tuesday: Our Winter Fun Runs are at the UofI ARC. They are a 3 mile loop once or twice through campus, all on sidewalks with streetlights.

  • Our fun run coordinators will meet you at the ARC entrance at 201 E Peabody Drive (on campus).
  • Members run either a 3 or 4 mile loop all on sidewalks (run as much or as little as you desire).
  • We very strongly encourage you to bring lights and wear reflective gear for your safety.
  • Park for free after 5pm UofI Law Library lot (E15) at the corner of 4th St. & Pennsylvania, just east of the ARC. Short walk to the ARC.
  • Weather related changes are usually posted by the fun run coordinators on social media (join our Facebook group to make sure you don't miss updates
Please note, when conditions are bad the group may meet at the U of I Armory to use the indoor track (any last minute notices are posted on our Facebook pages). UofI charges the general public a small fee ($3 individual/$5 family) to use this facility if you are not a campus recreation member.
Wednesday: We are currently on the Winter Speedwork schedule. Speedwork begins at 6pm.
  • Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend.
  • Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. 
  • The Winter Speedwork meets at the UofI Armory on campus (at Fourth and Gregory). If the weather is nice speed work may be outside. If the weather is not nice, expect to work out on the indoor track. The armory charges a $3 charge per night and monthly and quarterly passes are available. Directions and other information can be found at this link about the UofI Armory.

Monday Runday runs and Riggs runs are on pause for the winter.

Board Meetings: Third Tuesdays at 7:15pm at the Urbana Free Library in the Satthertwaite conference room in the basement. The November meeting will be at the Champaign Public Library on West Green Street. Check out the agendas here.