Welcome

Founded in 1983, the Second Wind Running Club is Champaign-Urbana's premier running and walking club. Membership is open to all ages and levels, from beginning walkers to seasoned runners. With nearly 500 members, there is truly something for everyone. You may still find runners out and about running safely in compliance with guidelines set up the C-U PHD (Champaign-Urbana Public Health District) to keep runners in Champaign-Urbana-Savoy and other communities running forward.

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The following fun runs feature a run coordinator. Each coordinator volunteers based on their comfort during the pandemic. Please remember we are a rain and shine group. If it’s raining and no lightning we will still meet. If we do cancel we will send an email and post on our Facebook page. Our fun runs coordinators are mandating social distancing (masks are required) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and run socially distant to not run the in the slip stream of the next runnner.

Weather related changes are usually posted by the fun run coordinators on social media (please join our Facebook group).


Monday: Our summer Monday Run Day fun runs are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. 

Tuesday: We are currently on our refreshing winter fun run schedule! We will start from the UofI Law Library parking lot at 6:00 pm. It is located at the corner of Fourth and Pennsylvania on campus. The route will be Fourth St to Windsor Rd to First St to Peabody Ave and back to the parking lot. Also, our Destination Fun Run is back for the last Tuesday of each month.

The next Destination fun run will be announced later, but we plan to meet at the restaurant for the fun run while those that want to stay after the run is over can enjoy a bite to eat (most likely breaking into smaller groups).

Our Summer Fun Runs start after daylight savings time end in the Spring with a 3 mile loop once through Meadowbrook Park in Urbana.

  • Our fun run coordinators will meet you at the pavilion on the Windsor Rd entrance.
  • Members can run as much or as little as desired (we typically run the 1 and 2 mile loops).
  • Park for free in the parking lot. Short walk to the pavilion.

 

Our Summer Fun Runs start after daylight savings time end in the Spring. They are a 3 mile loop once through Meadowbrook Park in Urbana.

  • Our fun run coordinators will meet you at the pavilion on the Windsor Rd entrance.
  • Members can run as much or as little as desired (we typically run the 1 and 2 mile loops).
  • Park for free in the parking lot. Short walk to the pavilion.
Please note, when conditions are bad the group may meet at the U of I Armory to use the indoor track (any last minute notices are posted on our Facebook pages). UofI charges [the general public a small fee ($3 individual/$5 family) to use this facility if you are not a campus recreation member.
 
Wednesday: We are currently on the refreshing Winter Speedwork Schedule! We will meet in the Law Library parking lot (corner of Fourth and Peabody). Be ready to start at 6:00 pm. The 1st week of November, we will be doing two person relay around the State Farm Center.

We are currently on the Summer Speedwork schedule. Speedwork begins at 6pm. Our speed work coordinators are mandating social distancing (masks are required) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may still find runners out and about running safely in compliance with guidelines set up the C-U PHD (Champaign-Urbana Public Health District).
  • Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend.
  • Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. 
  • The Winter Speedwork meets at the UofI Armory on campus (at Fourth and Gregory). 
  • Weather related changes are usually posted by the fun run coordinators on social media (join our Facebook group to make sure you don't miss updates). If the weather is not nice, expect to work out on the indoor track ay the UofI Armory. The armory charges a $3 charge per night and monthly and quarterly passes are available. Directions and other information can be found at this link about the UofI Armory.

Thursday: Riggs Runs: A weekly fun run that starts & finishes at Riggs Beer Company. It begins at 6pm spring, summer & fall. The route is 4 miles but you can run less or more. There is usually a food truck & live music, so plan to stay after the run for a good time. This weekly event is hosted by Champaign Area Run for Beer

Board Meetings: Third Tuesdays at 6 pm - virtually hosted (otherwise at 7:15pm in person). Check out the agendas here.

Other Events: 

  • Women's Beginning Traning Group - are you interested in mentoring the Women's Beginning Training Group? We are guaging interest and will send out a survey soon!
  • Allerton Park Trail Run - Club sponsored 5.7 mi trail run...more info TBA.
  • Fall Pizza Party - Club sponsored semi-annual pizza party for members and their families TBA in fall 2020 at Jupiters at the Crossing

News

  • COVID-19 Info for Runners in Champaign County, IL


    Published March 15, 2020 & updated March 16, 2020

    The Second Wind Running Club, a running club affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), urges all of our amazing runners and walkers to abide by government directions including declarations and mandates pursuant... Read more