Newsletter submission deadline extended! Nicholas will take articles and pictures through April 30 to get the Illinois Marathon reports in the May-June issue. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and become a published author!
Running an Illinois Marathon event? Find us at the expo Thursday and Friday! Chance to return Second Wind stuff: I will be doing an inventory of everything that Second Winds owns marathon weekend. Please bring back boxes of old shirts and other things the club paid for (magnets? pens? stickers?) that you may have in your house! It doesn't matter how old it is (fun fact: older gear with the 屁 was the first to be taken at the banquet this year by circuit award winners). If you have something but can't make your schedule work, email me and we can figure out an alternate time/place.
April 24: Race St lot at Meadowbrook, 5:45-6pm April 24: Windsor St lot at meadowbrook, 6-6:15pm
Buffalo Trace Trail Race: Our 16th year for this event! This year, choose from a 5 mile trail run or 2 mile walk and enjoy the woods, meadows and thrill of being in the great outdoors at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. The race starts and finishes at the the Crowley Street parking lot, and check in and ample parking is available at the Mahomet Senior High School.Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 amStart/Finish at the Crowley Street LotPrice: $22 to $25, depending on eventRegister here: (https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/123688/SMUCalendar)Volunteer link: coming soon!
Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana (at the intersection of Windsor and Vine - there is a parking lot and you can park on both sides of Vine as you approach the park). We will start out with a timed-ish mile running west and then south, followed by one or more two mile loops continuing in the same direction. Not sure you're up for a fast mile? The Relaxed-Pace Running Group (RPRG) does a 11-15 minute mile pace and walking is welcome (the only . Both these groups go in the opposite direction, so no matter your speed you'll see other club members!
Post Run: Don't plan to run? Come out at 7:30. Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me!
April 24: Triptych in SavoyMay 1: Huraches Moreleon in UrbanaMay 8: Guidos in ChampaignMay 15: Seven Saints in ChampaignMay 22: Murphys on Green StreetMay 29: Crane Alley in Urbana Speedwork: canceled this week. Countryside 10k:" Come run in the country!" Sidney Dairy Barn ice cream sandwiches for all runners AND volunteers! Body n' Sole gift cards, Sholem Aquatic Center pool passes, and a post-race party at Riggs Beer Company. This is going to be a lot of fun!Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 amStart/Finish at Witt Park in Sidney, 306 Witt Park Rd, SidneyPrice $25Register here: (https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Sidney/Countryside10k)
Rescheduled: Countryside 10k course preview & ice cream, Saturday, May 5: 2pm at Witt Park in Sidney
Join us for a Countryside 10k course preview, then enjoy some ice cream at the Sidney Dairy Barn. Meet at Witt Park for a preview of the Countryside 10k course. Run a portion of the course, or run the whole thing. Afterwards we'll go to the Sidney Dairy Barn for some ice cream. Are you racing that morning? No problem, just come "ice cream" with us!