second wind events 12/4-12/11

Spring marathon training registration is now open! Crazy enough to want to run a marathon? Or maybe you’re only half crazy and 13.1 miles sounds like plenty. Second Wind Running Club has a marathon/half marathon training program to help you go the distance! Both our half and full spring marathon training programs are open for registration now! Find more here
Annual Banquet is Saturday, January 26! Please join us for our annual banquet to celebrate accomplishments of our club, present awards to special club members and enjoy a buffet! RSVP here now!
Doors open at 5, dinner at 6, voting and awards at 7.

In 2019, we will be shaking things up and having our annual banquet at the Cityview Events Center in downtown Champaign (above the amtrak station). We'll also have some new award categories, and an after party! The banquet is family-friendly, and the venue is accessible by car and transit options. We are charging a per person fee to help offset the costs associated with this event.

Our annual banquet celebrates the accomplishments of our club, and we want to share the best stories of the runners in our community at the banquet. We have decided to refresh our award designations to better meet that goal. Our new award categories have parallels to the old awards, but with a new twist and approach, we hope to see a more diverse set of club members honored with their stories being told at the annual banquet.

Guidelines: You may nominate any club member for any award. The Board will review all submissions and select winners. Self nominations are permitted. All awards will be presented at our annual banquet on Saturday, January 26, 2019. 

Nominations for awards are being accepted here through December 9, 2019.  

Menu, parking and other information is here. 

Long term volunteer needs: We need a new web team master, a newsletter editor and will need new board members in the coming months. You do NOT need to regularly attend club events to do these jobs, but must be able to commit to them for at least a year. We are also always looking for volunteers to help with things like race timing.
Tuesday Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the law library lot at Pennsylvania and Fourth on campus. Lights and reflective gear is strongly recommended. The fun run switched to a new winter route on October 30 - they will meet at the Law Library lot (4th and Pennsylvania - easy access from Florida and plenty of spots for free after 5!) and run a new 3 mile loop - all on sidewalks with streetlights - east on Peabody to First, south to Windsor (yes, there IS a sidewalk), east to 4th and back north to the start.  
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!  
November 27: Guidos in Champaign
December 4: Crane Alley in Urbana
December 11: Esquire in Champaign
December 18: Iron Post in Urbana
December 25: Quality in Champaign 
January 1: ideas???
Speed work: Wednesday at 6pm. We will run inside at the Armory on 4th and Gregory. Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend. To enter the Armory, it is $3 at the door or free if you have access through the U of I. More information here:
Riggs Run: Thursday at 6:30pm at Riggs Brewery on High Cross. A 4 mile run, followed by refreshments. BYOfood (often there's a food truck).  Lights/reflective gear strongly recommended.
Looking to dip your foot into the wonderful world of ultra running? Clinton Lake 30 miler will be on March 23, 2019. Visit Ultrasignup to learn more about the race and register:

The Illinois Club Relays are scheduled for February 23, 2019. This is a fun event where you get a chance to try something different. Second Wind Running Club is usually represented by a handful of members, but it would be great to have a larger presence in 2019! Last year, members participated in the mile, 4x4 relay, and high jump, but there are lots of other events to choose from. If interested, please contact Laura Owen by January 15th. The cost is $10 per person per event, except for relays which are $5 per person. Payment is due the day of the meet. Location: University of Illinois Armory (505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820). If you aren't familiar, it is a 200 meter indoor track. 

See you on the trails!
Unpublish Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018