Second Wind Weekly Events - OCT 21 through OCT 27

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


The next circuit race is our club sponsored race on Oct 27 at 9:00am Allerton Park Trail Run in Monticello. Sign up now before our online registration closes Oct 15 at 7pm. We are also in great need of volunteersOther race events that are not in the race circuit can be found at


A quick list of what you can sign up for:

1. Allerton Park Trail Run (Trail Run/Nature Walk) 

2. Allerton Park Trail Run (volunteering on Oct 26 and Oct 27)

    --> sign up and volunteer for race day parking, and you can receive half reimbursement of your paid registration 

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

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

5. Email the Board you want to join the Board as a Director or Officer by Dec 10th (2nd Tuesday in December).

6. Nominate your running buddies in the club (or even yourself) for our club awards:



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 - Destination Fun Run & Pizza Party - Jupiters at the Crossing (2511 Village Green Pl/Champaign) for a fun 3.15 mile route. Happy Hour after the fun run at Jupiters at the Crossing for our annual fall pizza party. 

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.
  •  at 6pm - We start/finish at Riggs Beer Company (stay for a drink, often there are food options at the food truck.

SATURDAY MARATHON TRAINING October 25: Final fall Training long run (this week meet at Kickapoo Rail Trail) 

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 at various locations through out the season.
  • 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 such as: 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


 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.

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. Feel free to show up at 7pm for an information chat.


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 October 22 at Jupiters at the Crossing.

  • 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. Allerton Park Trail Run
  3. Board Members for next year 
  4. Race Calendar Coordinator
  5. Race timing: Assist the race timing team/coordinator at our race timing events (even just showing to help set up would be helpful!)
  6. 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!

  • Check your email for discounts for: Indy Monumental Marathon!
  • 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: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019