Fall Women's Program

Every year the club sponsors a Women's Running Group for those new to running, beginning in early August and ending with the Women’s Fitness 5K at Crystal Lake Park. Group meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana at the Race Street parking lot (the time will shift to 5:30pm during the final three weeks). The goal of these balanced, progressive sessions is to develop a basic running program for women who are new to running in order to prepare participants to complete their first 5K race (3.1 miles). The 8-week program includes group runs with experienced runners on hand to provide guidance and instruction for individual training. Guest speakers will address topics such as stretching and running form, and all new participants will receive training/information packets, a performance shirt, and membership in Second Wind Running Club. Each session is 30-45 minutes. Optional weekend walks/runs may be scheduled in different locations as well. Participants should be able to walk briskly for 15-20 minutes 3-4 times per week before enrolling in this program. This program is not for women who can already run for 1.5 miles or more. The cost of $40 includes individual membership in Second Wind Running Club, training plan, and a technical shirt. Race registration for the Women’s Fitness 5K is not included in the cost; you do not have to run the 5K to be part of the program. Registration for the program closes August 14 or when registration reaches 40 participants. No refunds.  Payment is by debit/credit card only. Running is a great way to stay fit and make lifelong friends. Come join us! Registration is closed for 2016.