Second Wind Weekly Events - JUN 24 through JUN 30

Tues Fun Run - Wed Speed Work - Thur Riggs RunVolunteer Call -

Weekly Update Exclusives


There is no circuit race the last two weekends of June, but feel free to show up for the Summer Full and Half Marathon Training long run or scan the race calendar for other local area events such as the Lake Escape 5K & 10K (Saturday June 22) & the Gifford Community 5K (Saturday June 29)! 

Sign up to volunteer at the Freedom Celebration 5K today! Also, registration is open for both the Women's Fitness 5K and the Allerton Park Trail Run. Remember to sign up for our upcoming circuit races including Freedom 5KFisher Fair 5K, and Mile at the Pines

We want your stories in our official newsletter In Passing! Email race results to Email articles or photos with a caption to



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 post run fun social: meetup is at 7:30 at Sipyard in Urbana (204 W Main St)

Wednesday Speedwork at the Arboretum this week!

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.

Weekend Race Circuit event: None

But feel free to check out the race calendar for a nice fun race such as the Lake Escape 5K and 10K. (Saturday June 22) and the Tolono Fun Day 5K (Friday June 28 6pm). The race director for the Lake Escape wrote an article about why he directs it in the last newsletter.

Saturday Full & Half Marathon Training - June 22 is a no pressure meetup day! 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. The first session is a free form session where a volunteer coordinator likely may not be present - meet up and run at Meadowbrook - BYOW (Bring Your Own Water)
  • 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


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.

Summer Session - Women's Beginning Running Group SWRC-Logo_CMYKWEB.png

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!
  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, but we do not have it listed? Email the President if you have an idea or are interested in something below.

  1. Freedom Celebration 5K Run/Walk - this is a volunteer call for various positions. Please sign up at!
  2. Newsletter Team: We will be posting opportunities soon, but feel free to email me in advance if there is a task or potential role you know you will be passionate about doing.
  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.


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

#12 - Freedom 5K - July 04 (and stick around for the post race parade and festivities!)
#13 - Fisher Fair 5K - July 13 (your 5K race bib gets you into the demolition derby!)
#14 - Mile at the Pines - July 14 (commemorative race poster for the first 100 race registrants)
#15 - Run for the Bagel (5K/10K) - July 20
#16 - St Joe 5K - July 27
#19 - Shoreline Classic Sept 15 (7:30 am 15K race start: ONLY the 15K is in the race circuit) drclogo200x100.png
#20 - The Women's Fitness 5K Sept 15 (11am race start) SWRC-Logo_CMYKWEB.png
#22 - 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 1, 2019