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.


Tuesday: Our Winter Fun Runs are at the UofI ARC. They are a 3 mile loop once or twice through campus, all on sidewalks with streetlights. Our fun runs have been cancelled through March 28, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may still find runners out and about.

  • Our fun run coordinators will meet you at the ARC entrance at 201 E Peabody Drive (on campus).
  • Members run either a 3 or 4 mile loop all on sidewalks (run as much or as little as you desire).
  • We very strongly encourage you to bring lights and wear reflective gear for your safety.
  • Park for free after 5pm UofI Law Library lot (E15) at the corner of 4th St. & Pennsylvania, just east of the ARC. Short walk to the ARC.
  • 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
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 Winter Speedwork schedule. Speedwork begins at 6pm. Our speed work have been cancelled through March 28, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may still find runners out and about.
  • 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). If the weather is nice speed work may be outside. If the weather is not nice, expect to work out on the indoor track. 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.

Monday Runday runs and Riggs runs will resume in the spring.

Board Meetings: Third Tuesdays at 7:15pm at the Urbana Free Library in the Satthertwaite conference room in the basement. The next meeting is not expected until April 2020 meeting will be at the Urbana Free Library (they do not sponsor our board meetings). Check out the agendas here.

Other Events: 

  • Mountain Goat  - postponed until further notice - Sign up today for our Circuit Race of either 4.4 miles OR 8.8 miles on Saturday March 21, 2020 (there is a 2.2 mile walk available that is NOT in the race circuit)
  • Clinton Lake Ultra - Club sponsored 50kM ultra marathon on Saturday March 28, 2020
  • Spring Pizza Party - Club sponsored semi-annual pizza party for members and their families will be Tuesday March 31, 2020 at Jupiters at the Crossing (Please RSVP via facebook if possible)


  • 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