• Second Wind Weekly Events - JUL 14 through JUL 21

    Tues Fun Run - Wed Speed Work - Thurs Riggs RunVolunteer Call - Weekly Update Exclusives


    We hope everyone had fun at the Fisher Fair 5K this past Saturday. Tonight's (Sunday Jul14) circuit race is Mile at the Pines at 6pm (race day registration is available). Next week's circuit race is Run for the Bagel in Mattoon, IL...while the SJO5K in St Joseph, IL is the last Saturday of this month! 


    After the Tuesday fun run on July 16, a Saucony rep will be available to let you try on shoes and ask questions. It is also both a full moon and a board meeting night. If you are interested in joining "Parents Run Second Wind" fun runs, please complete this brief 5 question survey. Lastly, register today for both of our club sponsored races, the Women's Fitness 5K and the Allerton Park Trail Run (note there is a price increase on July 31).



    SUNDAY: Circuit Race at 6pm - Mile at the Pines in Urbana, IL - (Windsor Street Pavilion

    • There are 16 different age groups and 10 different waves to compete in including both a community run/walk and a stroller division!
    • Race day registration on July 14 at the Pines Shopping Center in Urbana, IL from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
    • There are 16 different age groups and 10 different waves to compete in (ex: stroller division; community run/walk) 

      TUESDAY FUN RUN at 6pm - Meadowbrook park in Urbana, IL - Windsor Street Pavilion

      • Our fun run coordinators will meet you in front of the park pavilion on Windsor Road at Vine Street
      • Members run a combination of 1 and 2 mile loops all on sidewalks (run/walk as much or as little as you desire).
      • Weather related changes are usually posted by the fun run coordinators on social media (ex: facebook or twitter)
      • A Saucony rep will be available during/after this week's fun run to let you try on shoes and ask questions.  

      TUESDAY 's post run fun social: meetup is at 7:30 at Crane Alley in Urbana (115 W Main St)

      Tuesday's Board/Committee Meetings: 

      The next board meeting is July 16 at 7:15 pm in the Satterthwaite Conference Room in the basement of the Urbana Free Library (200 W Green St). Our upcoming agendas & prior minutes from Board & Committee meetings can be found at Agendas & Minutes. Feel free to show up at 7pm for an information chat.

      Wednesday Speedwork at the Arboretum at 6pm

      • Meet in the parking lot on Lincoln Ave and St Mary's Road: Speedwork could vary between track and hill workouts.
      • For directions, please go to
      • For general questions, please email our speedwork coordinator at
      • Weather related or other changes are usually posted by the speed work coordinators on social media (ex: facebook/twitter)
      Thursday Riggs Run at 6pm

      We start/finish at Riggs Beer Company and then 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.

      This weekends Race Circuit events

      JUL 20: Run for the Bagel - this event is in conjunction with Mattoon’s annual Bagelfest!

      Saturday Full & Half Marathon Training! SWRC-Logo_CMYKWEB.png

      This is a no frills, bare bones series of Saturday long runs you can use for marathon training. 

      • Updated summer marathon training calendar. This week's run will start from Meadowbrook Park.
      • Free for Second Wind members - water to be provided by our volunteer coordinators at sessions not listed as BYOW 
      • Target your summer/fall distance of choice: Indy Monumental; Chicago Marathon; Abe's Trail Trek; Santa Chase; New York City Marathon; Naperville Marathon; Springfield Marathon; Moonlight Miles Marathon; Ironman Florida.
      • Great way to run with other club members on long runs during the summer & fall


      Register today for the summer session of the Women's Beginning Running Group. 
      • Sign up today for the 8-week program that starts July 23!
      • This program targets the Women's Fitness 5K on September 15, 2019
      • Race registration not included, but a link to our website with more info on the race is at the bottom of this page.
      • The program includes 30 to 45 minute sessions featuring group runs, training/info packets, guest speakers...
      • Sign up today Come join us over the summer to stay fit and make lifelong friends. Click this link to Be a mentor!
      "Parents Run Second Wind": Trying to balance running and parenting can be difficult! We work hard on continually improving our club, which is why we’re considering adding a weekly fun run in Champaign to start in August especially for Second Wind families. This would be an opportunity for parents to enjoy a weeknight run while keeping the kids involved. Not only do we envision this as a chance to get outdoors and improve your health, but also a time to connect with other families who also love running!
      1. We’d like your feedback to gauge the general level of interest within Second Wind, as well as features that would be most important to participants.
      2. If you could please provide input on this brief 5 question survey, it will help us determine how to best proceed.
      3. Any additional questions can be directed to me directly at
      Women's Fitness 5K Run/Walk - Sunday Sept 15 at 11am SWRC-Logo_CMYKWEB.png 

      Register TODAY for our club sponsored race, the  Women's Fitness 5K (for women only), featuring both a 5K race and a kids dash (for boys ad girls under 10 years)!

      • All proceeds will be donated to the Courage Connection and the Crisis Nursery  
      • Please donate an item both to the Crisis Nursery and the Courage Connection (please bring it to packet pickup)
      • Please bring something to share at our post race potluck style celebration, complementing our treats from Great Harvest! click here for more info.  
      • Club members receive a $2.00 discount
       Allerton Park Trail Run - Sunday Oct 27 at 9am SWRC-Logo_CMYKWEB.png 

      Register TODAY for the Allerton Park Trail Run, featuring both a gorgeous 5.7 mile Trail Run and a refreshing 2 mile Nature Walk!

      • Both events are in the Monticello Triple Crown: more info at
      • Enjoy a fun costume contest with awards for best male/female/group costume; amazing age group awards; and a post run potluck style buffet featuring Great Harvest treats!
      • Club members receive a $3.00 discount on both events (the 2mile walk is not in the Second Wind race circuit) 


      This circuit race is 2 weeks after Allerton as a fall destination marathon option in Indiana's state capitol. If you have not yet signed up, please check the bottom of your email in Member Exclusive Info for the discount code as a fall destination option for both Second Wind members and registered trainees of our Fall Marathon training program.

      Other Info & Volunteer Help Welcome

      IN Passing - Second Wind's official newsletter is accepting stories for the next issue from you! We are asking you to share your race results to, and news articles at, and advertisements with

      We are also 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 have an idea or are interested in something below.

      1. Newsletter Team: Editor, copywriter, proofreader.
      2. Web team (web master, database admin, and more): under review by the Vice President. 
      3. Race timing: Assist the race timing team/coordinator at our race timing events (even just showing to help set up would be helpful!)


      Circuit Race Number (the full list is at this link).

      #15 - Run for the Bagel (5K/10K) - July 20
      #16 - St Joe 5K - July 27
      #21 - The Women's Fitness 5K - Sept 15 (11am race start) SWRC-Logo_CMYKWEB.png
      #23 - The Allerton Park Trail Run - Oct 27 SWRC-Logo_CMYKWEB.png K12-12-01 - Kirby 4x4 Triple Crown Banner19-01 (1).jpg
      Other race events that are not in the race circuit can be found at

      Weekly Update Exclusives

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

      • Check your email for discounts for: Hidden Gem Half Marathon; Indy Monumental Marathon!
      • Club member VIP perks at Shoreline Classic for registering as a Second Wind member!
      • 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!

      Let me know of any feedback or 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, July 22, 2019
    • IN Passing - suggestions for our official Newsletter

      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 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?"

      Lastly, if you want to submit a best photo for the cover photo…send an email to with the photo. 

      The 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