Second Wind Weekly Events - AUG 19 through AUG 25

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


We hope everyone had fun this past week at our annual summer cook out. We thank everyone who sent us a suggestion to help improve the club. If you were not abe to send us a suggestion, but would like to, please click on this link to our google form to give us an idea or two (this will be used towards strategic planning, and will be published in the newsletter). The next circuit race is Sept 2. For other running events, check out the race calendar


IN Passing - Second Wind's official newsletter is accepting stories for the next issue from you! Our deadline is Sunday August 25! We are asking you to share your race results to, and news articles at, and advertisements with


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.



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 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)

Tuesday's Board/Committee Meetings

The next board meeting is Aug 20 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.

TUESDAY 's post run, fun social

  • Crane Alley in Urbana, IL (115 W Main St)

Wednesday Speedwork at the Arboretum at 6pm

  • Meet in the parking lot on Lincoln Ave and St Mary's Road: Speedwork could vary between hill and UofI track 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: None - the next circuit race is Sept 02.

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 Hessel Park Park in Champaign.
  • 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



"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. The first unofficial meet and greet is Monday August 26 at Centennial Park in front of the Leonhard Recreation Center
  2. Our first Parents Fun Run will be Monday Sept 9 at 6pm at Centennial Park
  3. We still want your feedback to gauge the general level of interest within Second Wind, as well as features that would be most important to participants.
  4. If you could please provide input on this brief 5 question survey, it will help us determine how to best proceed.
  5. Any additional questions can be directed to me directly at


On the last Tuesday of each month, we will run a new 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. 
  • For the last Tuesday each month, this replaces our usual meeting place at Meadowbrook Park.
  • More details on the next destination fun run route (Aug 28) is forthcoming from our Tuesday fun run coordinators.
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!


Members can register for the race at 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

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. Membership Coordinator
  3. Web team (web master, database admin, and more): under review by the Vice President. 
  4. 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).

#20 - Shoreline Classic 15K - Sept 15 (6:30am race start; 5K not in race circuit)
#21 - The Women's Fitness 5K - Sept 15 (11am race start) SWRC-Logo_CMYKWEB.png
#22 - Wild Wilderness Trail Run  - Sept 21 (final race in the Grand Slam; 5K not in race circuit) LakeMingo.png
#23 - The Allerton Park Trail Run - Oct 27 (final race of Monticello Triple Crown; Nature Walk not in race circuit) 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, August 26, 2019