• Second Wind Weekly Events - Dec 09 through DEC 15

    Tues Fun Run - Wed Speed Work - Volunteer Call - Weekly Update Exclusives

    Can you take notes once a month during a board meeting as club Secretary, pay a few invoices a month as club Treasurer, or touch base with our various groups of volunteers as Vice President to check in on how they are doing? Would you be willing to take the concerns of our members to the board or present and defend the next great project our club should put into action? Then please, join the board! We could use your enthusiasm, talent, energy, experience, or interest on our board for next year. Positions we can use help with include Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Board Member. Email to let the board know you are interested.


    Sign up for the Bement 5K a There are also a few other race events like Santa 5K Run/Walk on the race calendar.


    Here is a quick list of what you can sign up for TODAY:

    1. Winter full and half Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Training Program (Pacer sign up is now available on the page)

    2. The Annual Meeting and Banquet in January (trust me, the food is awesome)

    3. Email the Board to join the Board as a Director or Officer (Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer).

    4. Nominate your running buddies (or even yourself) for our club awards:

    5. Race Timing: our race coordinator is looking for people interested in a variety of opportunities, such as a Registration Specialist. For more details, please email


    Weather related or other changes are usually posted by your coordinators (Monday Runday, Tuesday Fun Runs, Wednesday Speedwork) on social media (ex: facebook/twitter). For our fun runs at night, we encourage you to run with a headlamp to run in the dark for your safety and enjoyment. Our Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Training kick off is on the first Thursday in January.
    TUESDAY FUN RUN at 6pm - Tuesday Fun Run - meet at the UofI ARC. We encourage you to enjoy a post run Happy Hour at Lodgic Everyday Kitchen. Email general questions to
    WEDNESDAY SPEEDWORK is at the winter meetup location at the UofI Armory at 6pm (at Fourth and Gregory)
    • Directions can be found at UofI Armory. The armory charges a fee to the general public ($3/person; $5/family). Monthly and quarterly passes are available.
    • Speedwork will be on the indoor track. For general questions, please email our speedwork coordinator at



    MONDAY RUN DAY & Thursday Riggs Run: both suspended until Spring 2020 
    The next board meeting is a closed board meeting on Dec 19 at 6 pm. Our upcoming agendas & prior minutes from Board meetings can be found at Agendas & Minutes.

    Other Info & Volunteer Help Welcome

    We are looking for volunteers to help with other roles. Do you want to test the waters of volunteering but not ready to join the board? Do you have something you are interested in doing, but we do not have it listed? Email the President if you are interested in something below or want to do something not listed (ie: start a new morning fun run).

    1. Newsletter Team: Editor, copywriter, proofreader.
    2. Board Members and officers for 2020 (Directors, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President).
    3. Race timing: Assist the race timing team/coordinator at our race timing events (such as a Registration Specialist). For more details, please email
    4. Web team (web master, database admin, and more):

    Have any Questions? Send me suggestions. Also join us on our fun runs, and remind your friends and family to renew their membership! We thank you for being a member!

    Let's Have Fun Running!

    Jim Fair III, RRCA Certified Race Director

    • President, Second Wind Running Club
    • Race Director, Allerton Park Trail Run


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    Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Monday Runday - our Parents Fun Run will be at Lodgic!

    Parents Run will be at LODGIC for MONDAY RUNDAYS
    STARTING SEPT 9 2019, 6:15pm at Lodgic Everyday Community

    Trying to balance running with parenting can be hard. Finally, an opportunity for PARENTS TO HELP PARENTS enjoy a weeknight Monday run kind of day and keep the kids involved. 

    Safety is our top priority! As such, we have partnered with both Lodgic Everyday Community (and the Lodgic Kids Camp daycare facilities) and Pursuit Fitness. This is the equivilent of "Option B" from the survey published in In Passing issue 4 (2019) that many of you completed! To register you child into Lodgic Kids Camp, you will need to submit all of your paperwork (application, naturalization documents, etc). Here is the link to get started.

    Email any additional questions about our Parents Run on Monday Runday, to:


    • No worries about childcare! Our partnership with Lodgic provides a safe, convenient, and fun place for your kids (at Lodgic Kids Camp) with a discounted runner rate for Monday Runday.
    • Perfect for all levels of runners! Begin with guided stretching provided by Pursuit Fitness @ 6:15pm. A mapped out run follows at 6:30pm. This fun, encouraging environment can improve your running!
    • Great way to meet other parents who love running! Socialize after the run at the Lodgic Cafe Happy Hour until 8pm


    • Families attending the inaugural event receive waived Kids Camp registration fee, one free hour of childcare, free Lodgic’s Workplace daypass; free t-shirt! 
    • Starting the following Monday for running club families, Lodgic will offer 1/2 price registration fees, Second Wind discount
    • Kids Camp regular rate for Second Wind members of $8/hr for the 1st child and $5 for siblings during running events.
    • Warm up (decompress/stretch) using methods prescribed by and led by Pursuit Fitness


    • Between 6pm and 6:15pm you will sign in for Monday Runday at sign in tables hosted by Pursuit Fitness (at 6pm our run coordinator could possibly lead anyone already warmed up for a quick 1 mile warm up jog).
    • At 6:15pm, Pursuit Fitness will lead a dynamic stretching and warmup session.
    • At 6:30pm, 2ndWind will lead the fun run for a continuous outdoor loop.
    • After the run, attend the Happy Hour sponsorfed by Lodgic Everyday Community


    • From 6p-8p, Lodgic will be offering a Happy Hour for runners with 1/2 price glasses of wine, $5 cocktail, $5 mocktail.


    • Kids aged 12 months -12 years can attend Lodgic’s Kids Camp 
    • If you have not prior done so, please submit any missing paperwork for the KidsCamp before the run. Otherwise the daycare center will not be able to watch your children during the run.
    • Kids Camp will be doing some large motor exercises and yoga stretching with the children.
    • Kids Camp serves dinner at 6 p.m. All children in care at that time will be served dinner.
    • Kids Camp is DCFS licensed and families HAVE to be registered, Lodgic strongly encourage you to submit your paperwork early. 
    • Completed forms can be emailed to for review.
    • For the paperwork to be completed, go to

    Please note - Lodgic Kids Camp is DCFS licensed and they recommend submitting your child’s paperwork ahead of time.


    Unpublish Date: 
    Friday, January 31, 2020
  • IN Passing - suggestions for our official Newsletter

    Your contributions to the newsletter are vital. Send your stories (or comments & feedback) and related photos (including cover photos) to Send your race results to When submitting an article, please include the text and captions for photos in a text document. Cover page submissions should be preferably in a higher resolution quality.


    We warmly appreciate any write-ups you may have to share in the newsletter. This could be a 2 line recap of your spring training, which we can put in a section we might call "Running Shorts". Or you can email the Newsletter Editor a one page (or so) write-up on a thrilling race you conquered (please send a photo or two with the longer submissions)! You can also recap your running experiences, race expos purchases, your running shoefies gone wrong, or simply the answer to everyone's question - "WHAT do you eat that keeps you running?"


    Any photo must include a brief description of when and where the photo was taken, and by who. Additional info that would be desired but not required are names of any club members in the photo along with name of event where the photo was taken at. Please feel free to caption photos if you feel adventurous!


    Happy Running!

    -jim a fair iii, president

    Club Document Descriptors: 
    Unpublish Date: 
    Friday, January 31, 2020