• Second Wind Weekly Events - NOV 11 through NOV 17

    Mon  Parents RunTues Fun Run - Wed Speed Work - Thurs Riggs RunVolunteer Call - Weekly Update Exclusives


    We hope you Monumental Marathon this weekend. Our next, and last, race circuit event of the year is the Bement 5K in December. Other race events that are not in the race circuit can be found at


    A quick list of what you can sign up for:

    1. Our winter full and half Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon Training Program (Trainees and Pacers)

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

    3. Email the Board you want to join the Board as a Director or Officer by Dec 10th (2nd Tuesday in December). We really want you to contribute your ideas as a Director, or Vice President, or Secretary, or Treasurer to help keep Second Wind running.

    4. Nominate your running buddies in the club (and 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

    6. Race Calendar Coordinator: 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 start shopping/looking for a new headlamp (or get batteries for your existing one) to be prepared to run in the dark for your safety and enjoyment.
    MONDAY RUNDAY: "Parents Run Second Wind" fun runs at 6:15pm at Lodgic Everyday Community. Happy Hour from 6p to 8p at Lodgic.
    • Kids Camp registration required in advance only if you want to use Lodgic's childcare services
    • For more details on this program including what is required to register your child into Lodgic Kids Camp go to
    • Warmup and stretching at 6:15p led by Pursuit Fitness, followed by the fun run at 6:30pm. For any questions NOT addressed in that prior link, please email

    TUESDAY FUN RUN at 6pm - Tuesday Fun Run - meet at the UofI ARC. Happy Hour after the fun run at Pour Brothers. 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 could vary between hill and UofI track workouts. If the weather is nice speed work may be outside. If the weather is not nice, expect to run on the indoor track.
    • For general questions, please email our speedwork coordinator at
    • We start/finish at Riggs Beer Company: run south, turn onto Stone Creek Drive and follow it around to Windsor Road. Run east to High Cross Road and take it back to Riggs. (4 mile route, feel free to do more or less).  
    • Afterwards you are welcome to stay for a drink, often there is a food truck. Invite friends and family to run or just to hang out with us afterwards.



    Tuesday's Board/Committee Meetings
    The next board meeting is Nov 19 at 7:15 pm at the Champaign Library (Champaign on West Green St). Our upcoming agendas & prior minutes from Board & Committee meetings can be found at Agendas & Minutes.


    On the last Tuesday of each month, we will have a Destination Fun Run starting and ending at various eateries. 

    • A different start/finish each month at a destination where you can immediately grab a quick bite or drink afterwards. 

    • Email your suggestions for the next destination to your fun run coordinator at ( for Tuesday November will be TBA.

    • This will replace our usual meeting place at Meadowbrook Park.


    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 officere for 2020 
    3. Race Calendar Coordinator: Please email
    4. Race timing: Assist the race timing team/coordinator at our race timing events (such as a Registration Specialist). For more details, please email
    5. Web team (web master, database admin, and more): under review by Magdalena.

    Weekly Update Exclusives

    This will be included in the Weekly Update emails, but NOT shared on our club web page or social media!

    • If the weekly email is truncated, you will see "[Message clipped]  View entire message". Click at bottom of email to view entire message that was emailed to see the discounts.
    • Not getting our email? Join or renew your membership today. This year's race discounts could have paid for your membership by now!

    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


    Unpublish Date: 
    Monday, November 18, 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

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    Unpublish Date: 
    Friday, January 31, 2020